NYCT fourth round of FASTRACK improvements to start

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK to the Eighth Avenue Line beginning March 12, following success on the Lexington Avenue, Seventh Avenue and Sixth Avenue Lines.

Beginning March 12, the ACE Lines will be effected from10 p.m. until 5 a.m., suspending Eighth Avenue service between 59th Street-Columbus Circle in Manhattan and Jay Street-MetroTech in Brooklyn in both directions for four consecutive weeknights.

“With three FASTRACK’s under our belts so far, we are getting a real feel for just how valuable this process is for our customers and our employees,” said NYC Transit President Thomas Prendergast. “Riders see a visible difference in cleanliness along the trackway and in the stations and our workers are performing their tasks more efficiently and in a safer environment,” he added.

By providing a more productive work window, Transit employees will be safer by avoiding the interruptions of repeatedly having to “clear up” for trains going by.

The next FASTRACK overnight closure will be on the Seventh Avenue 123 lines from 34th Street-Penn Station to Atlantic Avenue for four consecutive nights beginning April 9.

Categories: Ballast, Ties, Rail, Bridge/Retaining Walls/Tunnels, ON Track Maintenance, Rapid Transit/Light Rail