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Press Release
August 9, 2013
FASTRACK Returns to Queens on the E/M/R
M Service Ends Early Each Night

On Monday, August 12, 2013, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK back to Queens on the E Subway M SubwayR Subway Line.  There will be no service at 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Blvd. and 65th Street stations in Queens from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, August 12 to early Friday morning, August 16.  E Subway and R Subway trains run express in both directions between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Avenue.  M Subway service ends early each night between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Essex Street. 

  • Free shuttle buses run local between Queens Plaza and 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue, making station stops at Queens Plaza, Queensboro Plaza, 36th Street, Steinway Street 46th Street, Northern Boulevard and 65th Street.
  • Customers may transfer between shuttle buses and the 7 SubwayE SubwayF SubwayR Subway trains at 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue, Queensboro Plaza 7 SubwayN Subway or Queens Plaza E SubwayR Subway.
  • Regular late night R Subway service operates in Brooklyn only between 95th Street and 36th Street.
  • M Subway shuttle trains operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue all night. 

These FASTRACK efforts have been designed around the careful determination that there is adequate alternate means of transportation, including enhanced services along some bus lines during work periods.  Alternative transportation options will be detailed in announcements and posters on trains, in stations and on selected buses; brochures will be available in both English and Spanish.  Information on this FASTRACK is available on the web at

Our next FASTRACK overnight closure will be from August 26 to 30 on the A Subway line between 168th Street and 207th Street-Inwood.