Fast Track This Week – 4,5,6

January 23, 2017

    FASTRACK is a subway maintenance, cleaning, and repair program that shuts down segments of a subway line for several hours over consecutive weeknights, allowing our employees to perform a number of critical maintenance jobs. The line shutdown approach has proven successful in that, under normal conditions in our 24/7 system, the scope and breadth of this important work would be impossible to accomplish with customers and trains moving through work areas. Thus far, since FASTRACK began in 2012, the results have had a positive impact on service with a reduction in train delays and a decrease in the number of track fires, while realizing cost efficiencies and a lower accident rate for employees.

    Service Changes

    FASTRACK begins weeknights at 10 PM and ends 5 AM the next morning. This service change will run for two weeks from January 23 – 27 and January 30 – February 3 nightly, ending Friday morning.

    No trains between Grand Central-42 St
    and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr

    How will trains operate?
    subway icon_4  service operates local between Woodlawn and Grand Central-42 St. Overnight service is extended into Brooklyn. trains make all stops between Borough Hall andNew Lots Av.


    subway icon_5service in Manhattan ends early. Trains run in the Bronx between E 180 St and Dyre Av all night.



    subway icon_6service operates between Pelham Bay Park and Grand Central-42 St.


    Travel alternatives:

    To/from Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn:
    • Use the R  and W  before 11:30 PM, and the N  and R after 11:30 PM.

    Key transfer points:
    Lexington Av/59 St — N,R,W,4,6 • Grand Central-42 St — S,4,6,7
    Times Sq-42 St — N,Q,R,W,S,2,3,7  • Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr — D ,N ,Q, R, 2, 3
    *S 42 St Shuttle runs overnight