Monday, August 12, 2013

FASTRACK returns to Queens on the E/M/R

FASTRACK returns to Queens on the E/M/R Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK back to Queens on the E, M and R Line August 12 for four consecutive weeknights until August 16.

 

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

 

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