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In 2012, the MTA introduced a new maintenance program, FASTRACK, to speed up repair work. This program involves a more drastic approach than previous construction, and completely shuts down a major portion of a line for four consecutive weeknights. According to the MTA, this new program proved much more efficient and quicker than regular service changes, especially because it happened at night and not the weekend, when most transit closures had occurred before. In 2012 the program only closed lines in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, while in 2013 it expanded to other corridors requiring minimal shuttle buses and in 2014 and 2015 to even more locations. There were corridors scheduled for 2014 during 24 weeks of the year. In 2015, many FASTRACK schedules expanded to 2 weeks of service instead of one.

2012Edit

All FASTRACK segments are operated weekday nights from 10AM to 5AM

Lines Segments Dates Changes Notes
IRT Lexington Avenue Line Grand Central to Atlantic Avenue January 9-13, June 11-15, September 3-7, November 5-9 No 4/8 south of Grand Central, no 5 south of E 180th Street, no 6 south of 138th Street. 3 extended to new lots at this time.
IRT 7th Avenue Line Penn Station to South Ferry/Atlantic Avenue February 13-17, April 9-13, June 25-29, October 15-19 No 1/2 south of Penn Station, 3 suspended 4 and 5 extended to New lots and Flatbush respectively, all stops east of Atlantic Avenue.
IND 6th Avenue Line Columbus Circle to West 4th Street February 28-March 2, May 14-18, July 23-27, November 24-28 B and M end start late night service early, D runs between Norwood and Whitehall Street (via 8/2 Avenue Local) and Whitehall Street and Coney Island, F on E between West 4 Street and Forest Hills. 
  • E runs via the F/Q to 34 Street.
  • N and Q run local north of Canal Street.
  • W ends early.
IND 8th Avenue Line Columbus Circle to Jay Street March 12-16, April 23-27, July 9-13, October 22-26 A on D/F from Columbus Circle to Jay Street, C service ends early in Manhattan/Brooklyn, E on F to 2 Avenue M ends early in Manhattan at this time.
IND 2nd Avenue Line 72nd Street to Grand Street March 19-23, April 30-May 3, July 30-August 3, December 8-12 T on Q/F/D from 72nd Street to Grand Street, Y service ends early

2013Edit

FASTRACK segments now expanded to boroughs outside of Manhattan, although some new segments in Manhattan are introduced. Please note a * indicates a line that has shuttle buses in some or all of the suspended sections.

Lines Segments Dates Notes
IND Concourse Line 161st Street to Bedford Park Blvd  Jan 14-18, April 8-12, July 15-19, Nov 4-8
  • B service ends early.
  • D skips 155th street northbound.
  • IRT Jerome Line serves as a replacement for south of Bedford Park Blvd.
IRT Nostrand Line* Franklin Avenue to Flatbush Avenue Jan 21-25
  • 2 runs on the 3 to Utica Avenue; 4 extends to New lots Avenue and stops at Nostrand Avenue nd Kingston Avenue early.
  • Special fare free B44 LTD bus operates between Flatbush Avenue and St John's Place at this time.
BMT Broadway Line Queens(boro) Plaza to Court Street Jan 28-Feb 1, April 15-19, June 17-21, Sept 30-Oct 4
  • No N between Atlantic Avenue and Queensboro Plaza.
  • R and W service ends early.
  • Q runs on the D/F from Dekalb Avenue to 63rd Street.
  • Final fastrack, N runs on D/Q to 72 St; B suspended at this time.
IND Throgs Neck Line* Hunts Point Avenue to 116th Street Feb 4-8, April 22-26, December 9-13
  • After 116th Street, the last stop for the T is Lexington Avenue (125th Street).
  • Shuttle buses run between 3rd Avenue and Hunts Point Avenue, stoping at Prospect Avenue.
  • IRT 3rd Avenue line serves as a replacement south of 163rd Street.
IND 8th Avenue Line* 168th Street to 207th Street Feb 25-March 1, June 10-14, Aug 26-30, Nov 18-22
  • No C north of 145th Street, A stops at 155th Street and 163rd Street earlier.
  • Shuttle buses run between 190th Street and 168th Street, and another shuttle bus runs from Dyckman Street 1 to 207th Street A, stopping at Dyckman Street A.
IND Queens Boulevard Line* 21st Street/5th Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue March 18-22, June 3-7, Aug 12-16, Oct 14-18
  • M, R, and Y evening service end early.
  • E suspended west of Roosevelt Avenue.
  • No F between 21st Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
  • Shuttle buses run between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Avenue, stopping at 21st Street .
IRT Lexington Avenue Line 42nd Street to 125th Street March 25-29, May 20-24, Sept 9-12, Oct 28-Nov 1
  • 4, 5, and 8 express between 42nd Street and 125th Street, local service use 2nd Avenue.
  • No 6 south of 138th Street.
BMT Nassau Street Line Essex Street to Broad Street April 1-5
  • M extended to 72nd Street on Q after 11:30PM at this time.
BMT West End/Sea Beach Lines* Bay Parkway/86 St to Coney Island April 20 and 21, May 18 and 19, October 4 and 5, November 22 and 23
  • Shuttle buses operate from Bay Parkway D to Coney Island via 86 Street N.
BMT 4th Avenue Line* 36 Street to 95 Street May 6-10
  • N via the D to Coney Island.
  • Shuttle buses on 4th Avenue; Special N shuttle on Sea Beach line.
IND 8th Avenue Line* 59 Street to 161/168 Street Sept 16-20, Nov 18-22
  • No A and D between mentioned segments.
  • B and C service end early.
  • Shuttle buses between 125 Street 1 and 161 Street, other stops use nearby 1 train.
IND 6 Avenue Line* West 4 Street to Jay Street December 2-6
  • F via A from West 4 Street to Jay Street.
  • Shuttle buses from East Broadway to West 4 Street

2014Edit

More FASTRACK segments introduced this Year like 2013. All FASTRACKs in 2014 are sorted by date rather than line.

Dates Line Segments Shuttle bus Notes
Jan 8 – 10 IND Crosstown Line Bedford-Nostrand Avs to

Church Av

Yes Cut to two nights only due to bad weather.
Jan 13 – 17 IRT Broadway Line 96 St to Dyckman St Yes; 148 Street 3 to 191 Street (stopping at 168 Street and 181 Street), Dyckman Street shuttle
  • 1 via the 3 to 148 street from 96 Street, 3 suspended
  • Use A or C between 96 Street and 168 Street.
Jan 20 IND Queens Boulevard Line Roosevelt Av to 21 St-Queensbridge/World Trade Center Yes, Court Square to Roosevelt Avenue via 21 Street
  • One day only due to bad weather.
  • 7 provides alternative service between Manhattan and Queens.
  • E service in Manhattan replaced by A and C.
Jan 27 – 31 IRT Eastern Parkway Line Atlantic Av-

Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av

No, use Q, Franklin Avenue shuttle, and B41 service
  • Express in the mentioned sections.
  • 3 ends early, 4 to new lots early.
Febuary 11 IND Fulton Street line West 4 Street to Jay Street Yes, Between Court Street and Broadway Junction.
  • One day only due to bad weather.
  • No A or T between Hanover Square/Jay street and Broadway Junction.
  • C service in Manhattan and Brooklyn ends early.
Feb 24 – 28 IND 6 Avenue line West 4 Street to Jay Street. Yes, from East Broadway to West 4 Street
  • F via A from West 4 Street to Jay Street.
Mar 10 - 14 IND 6th Avenue Line Columbus Circle to West 4th Street No
  • B M and W end start late night service early, D runs between Norwood and Whitehall Street (via 2/8 Avenue Local) and Whitehall Street and Coney Island, F on E between West 4 Street and Forest Hills.
  • E runs on F/Q to 34 Street.
  • N/Q makes all stops in Manhattan. 
March 24 – 28 IRT Broadway Line 96 St to Dyckman St Yes; 148 Street 3 to 191 Street (stopping at 168 Street and 181 Street), Dyckman Street shuttle
  • 1 via the 3 to 148 street from 96 Street, 3 suspended
  • Use A or C between 96 Street and 168 Street.
March 31 – April 4 IND 2 Avenue line 42 Street to 125 Street No, use nearby Lex Avenue
  • No T between 42 Street and 125 Street.
  • No Q between 57 Street and Lexington Avenue
  • Y ends early
May 5 – 9 IND Fulton Street line West 4 Street to Jay Street Yes, Between Court Street and Broadway Junction.
  • No A or T between Hanover Square/Jay street and Broadway Junction.
  • C service in Manhattan and Brooklyn ends early.
May 12 – 16 IND Crosstown Line Bedford-Nostrand Avs to

Church Av

Yes
May 19-23 IND 8th Avenue Line 59 Street to 161/207 Street Yes, between 125 Street 1 and 161 Street, and between 168 Street and 190 Street.
  • No A and D between mentioned segments.
  • B and C service end early.
  • 1 train stops near the closed stations (south of 168 Street).
June 2-6 BMT Broadway Line Queens(boro) Plaza to Court Street No
  • No N between Dekalb Avenue and Queensboro Plaza, via D/Q to 72nd Street.
  • B, R and W service end early.
  • Q runs on the D/F from Dekalb Avenue to 63rd Street.
June 9-13 IND 6 Avenue line West 4 Street to Jay Street. Yes, from East Broadway to West 4 Street
  • F via A from West 4 Street to Jay Street.
June 16-20 BMT 4th Avenue Line 36 Street to 95 Street Yes
  • R service to goes on the D to 9th Avenue until 11:30PM.
June 23 – 27 IRT Eastern Parkway Line Atlantic Av-

Barclays Ctr to Franklin Av

No, use Q, Franklin Avenue shuttle, and B41 service
  • Express in the mentioned sections.
  • 3 ends early, 4 to new lots early.
June 30 – July 4 IND 2 Avenue line 72 Street to Grand Street No
  • T on Q/F/D from 72nd Street to Grand Street
  • Y ends early
July 21-25 IND Queens Boulevard Line Roosevelt Av to 21 St-Queensbridge/World Trade Center Yes, Court Square to Roosevelt Avenue via 21 Street
  • 7 provides alternative service between Manhattan and Queens.
  • E service in Manhattan replaced by A and C.
July 28-Aug 1 IND 8th Avenue Line 59 Street to 161/207 Street Yes, between 125 Street 1 and 161 Street,
  • No A and D between mentioned segments.
  • B and C service end early.
  • 1 train stops near the closed stations.
August 11-15 IND 8th Avenue Line Columbus Circle to Jay Street No A on D/F from Columbus Circle to Jay Street, C service ends early in Manhattan/Brooklyn, E on F to 2 Avenue, M ends early in Manhattan at this time.
Sept 8 – 12 IND Crosstown Line Bedford-Nostrand Avs to

Church Av

Yes
Sept 29-Oct 3 BMT 4th Avenue Line 59 Street to 95 Street Yes
  • R service suspended at this time.
October 27-31 IRT Lexington Avenue Line Grand Central-42 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr No
  • No 5 south of E 180th Street, no 6 South of 138th Street
  • 3 extended to new lots at this time.
Nov 3-7 IND Queens Boulevard Line Roosevelt Av to 21 St-Queensbridge/World Trade Center Yes, Court Square to Roosevelt Avenue via 21 Street
  • 7 provides alternative service between Manhattan and Queens.
  • E service in Manhattan replaced by A and C.
Nov 10-14 IND 6 Avenue line West 4 Street to Jay Street. Yes, from East Broadway to West 4 Street
  • F via A from West 4 Street to Jay Street.
Nov 17-21 BMT Broadway Line Queens(boro) Plaza to Court Street No
  • No N between Court Street and Queensboro Plaza
  • R and W service in Manhattan and Queens end early.
  • Q runs on the D/F from Dekalb Avenue to 63rd Street. Lexington Avenue
Dec 1-5 IRT 7th Avenue Line Penn Station to South Ferry/Atlantic Avenue No
  • No 1/2 south of Penn Station, 3 suspended
  • 4 and 5 extended to New lots and Flatbush respectively, all stops east of Atlantic Avenue.
Dec 8 – 12 IND 2 Avenue line 42 Street to 125 Street No, use nearby Lex Avenue
  • No T between 42 Street and 125 Street.
  • No Q between 57 Street and Lexington Avenue
  • Y ends early
Dec 27 and 28 BMT West End/Sea Beach Lines Bay Parkway/86 St to Coney Island Yes, from Bay Parkway D to Coney Island via 86 Street N.

2015Edit

All FASTRACKS in 2015 run for a two week period (with the exception of the Lexington Avenue and Archer Avenue lines, serving their second week later on). Since no segments repeat after two weeks, all FASTRACKs are sorted by line rather than date.

Line Dates Segments Shuttle bus Notes
IRT Pelham Line Jan 5 - 9, Jan 12 - 16 125 Street to Hunts Point Avenue/3 Av-149 Street Yes, to Hunts Point Avenue
  • 5 replaces 6/8 local service in Manhattan
  • Service is also available from Manhattan to Hunts Point Avenue and 138 Street via the T on 2 Avenue.
IRT Lexington Avenue Line Feb 23 - 27, March 9-13 42nd Street to 125th Street No
  • 4, 5, and 8 express between 42nd Street and 125th Street, local service use 2nd Avenue.
  • 6 service in Manhattan ends early.
IRT Lenox Line Mar 16 - 20, Mar 23 - 27 148 Street/Grand Concourse to 96 Street Yes, from Grand Concourse to 96 Street via 145 Street 3.
  • 3 service suspended
  • Transfers are available to the 2 and 4 at Fulton Street and Grand Concourse.
IND Queens Boulevard Line Mar 30 - Apr 3, Apr 6  - 10 Roosevelt Av to 21 St-Queensbridge/World Trade Center Yes, Court Square to Roosevelt Avenue via 21 Street
  • 7 provides alternative service between Manhattan and Queens.
  • E service in Manhattan replaced by A and C.
BMT Brighton Line May 4-8, May 11-15 Atlantic Av-

Barclays Ctr to Prospect Park

No, use 2, 3, 4, Franklin Avenue shuttle, and B41 service
  • Board the Q on the 4th Avenue platform
  • Q trains skip Dekalb Avenue, use N
  • D and N make local stops early.
IND 2 Avenue line June 15-19, June 22-26 42 Street to 125 Street Yes, on 125 Street only
  • No T between 42 Street and 125 Street.
  • No Q north of 57 Street.
  • Y ends early
BMT Broadway Line July 6-10, July 13-17 Queens(boro) Plaza to Court Street No
  • No N between Court Street and Queensboro Plaza
  • R and W service in Manhattan and Queens end early.
  • Q runs on the D/F from Dekalb Avenue to 63rd Street. Lexington Avenue
BMT 4th Avenue Line Jul 27 – 31, Aug 3 – 7 59 Street to 95 Street Yes
  • R service to goes on the D to 9th Avenue until 11:30PM.
IRT 7th Avenue Line Aug 17 – 21, Aug 24 – 28 Penn Station to South Ferry/Atlantic Avenue No
  • No 1/2 south of Penn Station, 3 suspended
  • 4 and 5 extended to New lots and Flatbush respectively, all stops east of Atlantic Avenue.
IND Queens Boulevard Line Sep 14 - 18, Sep 21 - 25 179 St to Briarwood Yes, TBD
  • F runs on the E to Jamaica Center.
  • No Y service east of Kew Gardens.
IND Archer Avenue Line Sep 28 - Oct 2, Nov 2 - 6 Jamaica Center to Briarwood Yes, TBD
  • E runs on the F to 179 Street.

Service to Sutphin Blvd and Jamaica Center also available via the J if you transfer at Fulton Street using the A in Manhattan.

IND 8th Avenue Line Nov 9 - 13, Nov 16 - 20 59 Street to 161/207 Street Yes, between 125 Street 1 and 161 Street, and between 168 Street and 190 Street.
  • No A and D between mentioned segments.
  • B and C service end early.
  • 1 train stops near the closed stations (south of 168 Street).

2016Edit

Line Dates Segments Shuttle bus Notes
IRT Nostrand Line Jan 19 - 22, May 2 - 6 Franklin Avenue to Flatbush Avenue Yes, special fare free B44 SBS bus operates between Flatbush Avenue and St John's Place at this time.
  • 2 runs on the 3 to Utica Avenue; 4 extends to New lots Avenue and stops at Nostrand Avenue nd Kingston Avenue early.
  • First Fastrack began on a Tuesday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
IRT Lexington Avenue Line Feb 16 - 19, Feb 22 - 26 Grand Central-42 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr No
  • No 5 south of E 180th Street, no 6 South of 138th Street
  • 3 extended to new lots at this time.
  • First Fastrack began on a Tuesday due to the Presidents’ Day Holiday.
IND 6th Avenue Line Mar 7 - 11, Mar 14 - 18 Columbus Circle to West 4th Street No
  • B M Q and W end start late night service early, D runs between Norwood and Whitehall Street (via 2/8 Avenue Local) and Whitehall Street and Coney Island, F on E between West 4 Street and Forest Hills.
  • E rerouted on 63 St to 34 Street - Herald Square.
  • N makes all stops north of Canal Street between 10:00 and 11:30.
IRT Broadway Line Mar 28 – Apr 1, Apr 4 – 8 96 St to Dyckman St Yes; 148 Street 3 to 191 Street (stopping at 168 Street and 181 Street), Dyckman Street shuttle
  • 1 via the 3 to 148 street from 96 Street, 3 suspended
  • Use A or C between 96 Street and 168 Street.
IRT Lenox Line Mar 16 - 20, Mar 23 - 27 148 Street/Grand Concourse to 96 Street Yes, from Grand Concourse to 96 Street via 145 Street 3.
  • 3 service suspended
  • Transfers are available to the 2 and 4 at Fulton Street and Grand Concourse.
IND Culver Line May 16 – 20, Sept 12 - 16 Jay Street to Church Av Yes
  • F runs express in mentioned segments.
  • G runs between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Bedford-Nostrand Avs and between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Court Sq
IND Crosstown Line Jun 6 - 10, Jun 13 - 17 Bedford-Nostrand Avs to

Church Av

Yes
IND 8th Avenue Line July 11 - 15 Columbus Circle to Jay Street No A on D/F from Columbus Circle to Jay Street, C service ends early in Manhattan/Brooklyn, E on F to 2 Avenue, M ends early in Manhattan at this time.
BMT Canarsie Line Aug 1 – 5, Aug 8 – 12, Aug 15 – 19 Lorimer St to Broadway Junction Yes
IRT Pelham Line Oct 10 - 14, Oct 17 - 21 125 Street to Hunts Point Avenue/3 Av-149 Street Yes, to Hunts Point Avenue
  • 5 replaces 6/8 local service in Manhattan
  • Service is also available from Manhattan to Hunts Point Avenue and 138 Street via the T on 2 Avenue.
IND 6 Avenue line Oct 24 - 28, Oct 31 – Nov 4 West 4 Street to Jay Street. Yes, from East Broadway to West 4 Street
  • F via A from West 4 Street to Jay Street.
IND 2nd Avenue Line Nov 28 - Dec 2, Dec 5 - 9 72nd Street to Grand Street No
  • T and U run express from 72nd Street to Grand Street.
  • U runs on T to Whitehall Street.
  • Y service ends early

2017Edit

Line Dates Segments Shuttle bus Notes
Jan 3 – 6 IND 2 Avenue line 42 Street to 116 Street No, use nearby Lex Avenue
  • T and U run express from 42 Street to 116 Street.
  • Y service ends early
  • No Q between 57 Street and Lexington Avenue.
  • Y ends early.
  • First Fastrack began on a Tuesday due to the New Year Holiday.
IRT Lexington Avenue Line Jan 23 – 27, Jan 30 – Feb 3 Grand Central-42 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr No
  • No 5 south of E 180th Street, no 6 South of 138th Street
  • 3 extended to new lots at this time.
IND 6th Avenue Line Feb 6 - 10, Feb 13 - 17 Columbus Circle to West 4th Street No
  • B M Q and W end start late night service early, D runs between Norwood and Whitehall Street (via 2/8 Avenue Local) and Whitehall Street and Coney Island, F on E between West 4 Street and Forest Hills.
  • E rerouted on 63 St to 34 Street - Herald Square.
  • N makes all stops north of Canal Street between 10:00 and 11:30.
IND Concourse Line Feb 27 – Mar 3, Mar 6 – 10 161st Street to Bedford Park Blvd 
  • B service ends early.
  • D skips 155th street northbound.
  • IRT Jerome Line serves as a replacement for south of and including Bedford Park Blvd.
BMT Canarsie Line Apr 3 – 7, Apr 10 – 14 Lorimer St to Broadway Junction Yes
BMT Nassau Street Line Essex Street to Broad Street May 1 – 5, May 8 – 12
  • U runs on the T to Whitehall Street.
  • Y ends early.
  • M extended to 72nd Street on Q after 11:30PM at this time.
IND Crosstown Line Jun 5 - 9, Jun 12 - 16 Bedford-Nostrand Avs to

Court Square

Yes
IRT Broadway Line Jun 19 – 23, Jun 26 – 30 96 St to Dyckman St Yes; 148 Street 3 to 191 Street (stopping at 168 Street and 181 Street), Dyckman Street shuttle
  • 1 via the 3 to 148 street from 96 Street, 3 suspended
  • Use A or C between 96 Street and 168 Street.
IND 8th Avenue Line Jul 10 – 14, Jul 17 – 21 59 Street to 161/168 Street Yes, between 125 Street 1 and 161 Street
  • No A and D between mentioned segments.
  • B and C service end early.
  • 1 train stops near the closed stations (south of 168 Street).
IND Throgs Neck Line Hunts Point Avenue to 116th Street Jul 31 - Aug 4, Aug 7 - 11
  • No U between Hunts Point Avenue and Broad Street.
  • T runs local early.
  • Shuttle buses run between 3rd Avenue and Hunts Point Avenue, stoping at Prospect Avenue.
  • IRT 3rd Avenue line serves as a replacement south of 163rd Street.
BMT Brighton Line Sep 11 – 15, Sep 18 – 22 Atlantic Av-

Barclays Ctr to Prospect Park

No, use 2, 3, 4, Franklin Avenue shuttle, and B41 service
  • Board the Q on the 4th Avenue platform
  • Q trains skip Dekalb Avenue, use N
  • D and N make local stops early.
IRT 7th Avenue Line Oct 16 – 20, Oct 23 – 27 Penn Station to South Ferry/Atlantic Avenue No
  • No 1/2 south of Penn Station, 3 suspended
  • 4 and 5 extended to New lots and Flatbush respectively, all stops east of Atlantic Avenue.
BMT Broadway Line Nov 6 - 10, Nov 13 - 17 Queens(boro) Plaza to Court Street No
  • No N between Court Street and Queensboro Plaza
  • R and W service in Manhattan and Queens end early.
  • Q runs on the D/F from Dekalb Avenue to 63rd Street. Lexington Avenue
IND 2nd Avenue Line Nov 27 - Dec 1, Dec 4 - 8 72nd Street to Grand Street No
  • T and U run express from 72nd Street to Grand Street.
  • U runs on T to Whitehall Street.
  • Y service ends early

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