Thursday, January 10, 2013

NYCT FASTRACK comes to the Grand Concourse

Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City is bringing FASTRACK to line segments outside of the Central Business District and Downtown Brooklyn.

On Monday, Jan,. 14, FASTRACK will begin on the Grand Concourse Line in the Bronx. The Concourse (B, D) Line will be shut down for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, Jan. 14 to early Friday morning, Jan.18, suspending service between 205th Street and 161st Street in both directions

FASTRACK was introduced in January 2012, 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. 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.

The new FASTRACK corridors for 2013 include: the Broadway NQR south of Queensboro Plaza to Court Street; the A Line between 168th Street and 207th Street, in upper Manhattan; the Concourse Line D between 161st and 205th Streets; the Queens Boulevard Line EFMR between 5th Av/53rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue; the Lexington Avenue Local 6 between 45th and 100th Streets and the Lexington Avenue Express 45 also between 45th and 100th Streets.

FASTRACK projects are also scheduled for the Sixth/Eighth Avenue Lines (A, B, C and D) between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and 168th Street-Broadway and 161st Street; Nassau Street-Broad Street-Essex Street on the J; the Fourth Avenue line (D, N, R) between 36th Street and 95th Streets in Brooklyn and the 2 along Nostrand Avenue between Franklin and Flatbush Avenues.

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