NYCT maintenance program planned for Upper East Side

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor
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Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK to the Upper East Side of Manhattan on the 4, 5 and 6 lines, starting March 25.

During four straight weeknights, crews will perform maintenance work in tunnels, stations and on tracks, suspending service for a seven-hour period. This gives free access to the system, allowing 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 N, Q and R south of Queensboro Plaza to Court Street; the A line between 168th Street and 207th Street in Upper Manhattan, the D Concourse Line between 161st and 205th Street and the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 and 6 local and express lines between Grand Central-42nd Street and 125th Street.

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 and R) between 36th Street and 95th Street in Brooklyn and the 2 along Nostrand Avenue between Franklin and Flatbush Avenues.

The next FASTRACK overnight closure will be on the J Line between Essex and Broad Street beginning April 1 and ending April 5.

Categories: ON Track Maintenance, Rapid Transit/Light Rail