Monday, April 09, 2012

NYCT FASTRACK coming to the 1, 2 and 3 lines

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New York City Transit's FASTRACK is returning to the Seventh Avenue Line. Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit conducted four FASTRACK line shutdowns in the first quarter of this year resulting in an unprecedented amount of work. During the first late-night shutdown on the Broadway/Seventh Avenue 123 corridor, 800 maintenance workers completed more than 400 tasks each night, a monumental effort that would have taken months under normal operations. And, according to NYCT, there is still more work to be done.

Beginning Monday, April 9, shutdowns for the second quarter will begin with portions of the 1, 2 and 3 Lines. Service will again be suspended in both directions from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., between 34th Street-Penn Station and Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn for four consecutive weeknights.

System-wide, NYCT's weeknight ridership is approximately 250,000. The closures will affect from 10 percent to 15 percent of those riders depending on the line segment.

The next FASTRACK overnight closure will be on the 8th Avenue Line ACE from 59th Street-Columbus Circle to Jay Street MetroTech (AC) and World Trade Center (E) from April 23 to 27.

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