FASTRACK Comes To The F & G

MTA NYC Transit’s FASTRACK program will be making its Brooklyn debut on the F Train & G Train next week. Here is more via the official press release:

On Monday, May 16, for the first time, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to the lines in Brooklyn. For four consecutive weeknights from Monday, May 16 to early Friday morning, May 20, between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., trains will not stop at Bergen St, Carroll St, Smith-9 Sts, 4 Av-9 Sts, 15 St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy. service will be suspended between Church Av and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. Free shuttle buses and trains will provide alternate service.

F & G trains will operate as follows:

• F trains will run express between Jay St-MetroTech and Church Av in both directions, stopping at 7 Av.

• G service will operate in two sections: Between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs, and between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.

• To continue your trip, transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs.

Travel Alternatives:

• Free shuttle buses operate between Jay St-MetroTech and Church Av, stopping at Bergen St, Carroll St, Smith-9 Sts, 4 Av-9 St, 7 Av, 15 St-Prospect Park sand Fort Hamilton Pkwy.

• Transfer between G & A trains at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.

• Transfer between A & F trains at Jay St-MetroTech.

• Transfer between free shuttle buses and F trains at Jay St-MetroTech, 7 Av, or Church Av.

FASTRACK has been designed around the careful determination that there is adequate alternate means of transportation, including enhanced services along some bus lines during work periods. Alternative transportation options will be detailed in announcements and posters on trains, in stations and on selected buses; brochures will be available in both English and Spanish.

Wynton Habersham, Senior Vice President for the Department of Subways said “FASTRACK has proven to have a significant impact on decreasing delays-both in terms of consolidating maintenance forces in a concentrated area and in terms of proactive maintenance that improves service delivery.”

FASTRACK was introduced in January 2012, devoting four 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 army of maintenance workers to perform dozens of tasks repairing and replacing components that are vital to providing safe and reliable train service without the concern of having to “clear up” to allow trains to pass. FASTRACK efforts have been highly successful in providing a safer work environment for employees and improved station conditions for customers.

Our next FASTRACK overnight closure will be on the line between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Church Av in Brooklyn for two consecutive weeks from June 6 to June 10, and June 13 to June 17.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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