NYCT brings FASTRACK back to Queens

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor
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MTA website

Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit brings FASTRACK back to Queens on the E, F, M and R Line.

There will be no service on the E between Roosevelt Avenue and World Trade Center and no service on the F between Roosevelt Avenue and 21st Street-Queensbridge for four consecutive weeknights from June 3 to early morning, June 7.

The previous FASTRACK on the Queens Boulevard line took place earlier this year in March. At that time, workers scraped and cleaned 14,600 linear feet of track, replaced 272 tie blocks, inspected 31,730 feet of third rail, serviced 13 signals, repaired or replaced 315 linear feet of handrail, cleared 1,550 linear feet of track drain, performed maintenance at three pump rooms and sealed 55 leaks.

FASTRACK was introduced in January 2012, devoting a number of 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 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 June 10 to 14 on the A Line between 168th Street and 207th Street-Inwood.

Categories: ON Track Maintenance, Rapid Transit/Light Rail