NQR FASTRACK Maintenance Begins

Late night train riders – start planning out your routes. Tomorrow night, the MTA is starting FASTRACK maintenance on the Broadway line – which is the N,Q and R trains.



FASTRACK is a subway maintenance, cleaning, and repair program that shuts down segments of a subway line for several hours over consecutive weeknights or weekend days, allowing our employees to perform a number of critical maintenance jobs. The line shutdown approach has proven successful in that, under normal conditions in our 24/7 system, the scope and breadth of this important work would be impossible to accomplish with customers and trains moving through work areas. Thus far, since FASTRACK began in 2012, the results have had a positive impact on service with a reduction in train delays and a decrease in the number of track fires, while realizing cost efficiencies and a lower accident rate for employees.

FASTRACK tasks typically include:
Track – remove debris and repair or replace tie blocks and running rails.
Third Rail Operations – clean and remove debris from under and around the third rail.
Signals – perform general maintenance on signals and switches and replace dispatcher holding lights.
Infrastructure – repair or replace handrails, signs, and tunnel lighting. Clean track drains and repair water damage/leaks.
Electronic Maintenance – optimize performance of closed-circuit television monitors and cameras. Inspect and test    public address system equipment.
Station Environment – perform high-intensity station cleaning and painting as well as perform elevator and escalator   repair work. Clean vents and drains.

Service Changes:


FASTRACK begins weeknights at 10PM and ends 5AM the next morning.
This service change will run from Nov 17 to Nov 21 nightly, ending Friday morning.


No trains at D subwayD subwayD subway stations in Manhattan

D subway trains run in Queens and Brooklyn only
Q subway trains are rerouted via the D subway 6 Av Line in Manhattan to/from the 57 St F subway station
R subway service ends early each night



What are the travel alternatives?

Use nearby stations on the 8 Av A subwayE subway, 7 Av 1 subway2 subway, 6 Av D subwayF subway, and Lexington Av 4 subway6 subway lines instead.
Take the 7 subway for service between Queens and Manhattan.
Make key transfers between trains at Queensboro Plaza 7 subwayN subway, 5 Av/42 St-Bryant Pk 7 subwayD subwayF subwayM subwayQ subway,
Jay St-MetroTech A subwayF subwayN subway, and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr 2 subway4 subwayD subwayN subwayQ subway.
N subway trains make local R subway stops between Court St and 59 St, Brooklyn.



How will trains operate?

N subway Two sections (Queens and Brooklyn) as follows:
1. Between Ditmars Blvd and Queensboro Plaza
2. Between Stillwell Av and the Court St R subway station.

Q subway Rerouted via the D subway in Manhattan as follows:
Manhattan-bound: After DeKalb Av,Q subway trains run via the D subway to 47-50 Sts, then to the 57 St F subway station,
the last stop.
Coney Island-bound: Trains originate at the 57 St F subway station then run via the D subway to Brooklyn.
Regular Coney Island-bound Q subway service resumes at DeKalb Av.

R subway Ends early each night:
In Brooklyn, R subway shuttle service between 36 St and 95 St starts early.


Plan your route accordingle!