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'FastTrack' subway repairs resume Monday

Transit alert from Eyewitness News
February 10, 2012 2:46:08 PM PST
The MTA's bold subway repair plan "FastTrack" resumes this coming Monday.

The MTA will knock out a lot of projects, from track maintenance to spot painting to power washing. They will also be repairing wall tiles, platforms and lighting. They are calling the series of repairs "Fasttrack," and they hope that straphangers will just grit their teeth and bear it.

The 1, 2 and 3 lines from 34th Street to Atlantic Avenue will close overnight from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, February 13 to Friday, February 17.

The MTA says this will allow crews to safely and quickly handle more than 300 repair jobs along 27 miles of track. But it will add at least 20 minutes to the average ride.

The Sixth Avenue line, parts of the B, D, F and M from 59th Street to 4th Street, will be under repair in late February.

And the A, C and E lines will have overnight work in mid-March from 59th Street to Jay Street.

There will be conductors and traffic checkers at subway stations Monday to answer commuters' questions.

For more information please visit: http://www.mta.info/nyct/service/fastrack.htm

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