MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program is returning in January 2014. During the month of January 2014, FASTRACK projects are scheduled for:
- January 6 to 10 on the -- no trains between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Church Av.
- January 13 to 17 on the -- no trains between 96 St and Dyckman St.
- January 20 to 24 on the -- no trains between Roosevelt Av and World Trade Center; no trains between Roosevelt Av and 21 St-Queensbridge; and service ends early each night.
- January 27 to 31 on the -- trains operate express service only between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Franklin Av; service ends early in Brooklyn each night.
The entire FASTRACK 2014 schedule, subject to change, is available on the web at http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/fastrackSchedule2014.htm
The FASTRACK program involves devoting four straight weeknights to perform maintenance work in tunnels, stations and on tracks, completely suspending service within a given line segment for a seven-hour period between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. This gives free access to the system, allowing an army of maintenance workers to perform dozens of tasks without the concern of having to "clear up" to allow trains to pass.
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. When a line segment is closed at night, customers can expect to add 20 minutes to their usual travel time. 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 will also be available on the web at www.mta.info and through social media, email and text alerts.