FASTRACK Comes to the FG Lines in Brooklyn

Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

MTA-RailFor four consecutive weeknights from Monday, September 12, to early Friday morning September 16, F SubwayG Subway trains will run express in both directions between Bergen St and Church Av in Brooklyn. F SubwayG Subway trains will not stop at Bergen St, Carroll St, Smith-9 Sts, 4 Av-9 St, 15 St-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy.


G Subway service will be suspended in both directions between Church Av and Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. Free shuttle buses and A SubwayF Subway trains will provide alternate service.


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

G Subway trains will run 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, and Fort Hamilton Pkwy.

Transfer between G Subway and A Subway trains at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.

Transfer between A Subway and F Subway trains at Jay St-MetroTech.

Transfer between free shuttle buses and F Subway 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 6 Subway Line between Hunts Point Av and 125 St for two consecutive weeks from October 10 to October 14, and October 17 to October 21.

Source:- MTA Rail

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