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Map: FASTRACK shutters local stops along Queens Boulevard

by Benjamin Kabak


It’s been nearly a month since the MTA’s last FASTRACK treatment, but the program returns tonight in Queens. From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night this week, there will be no local service at 36th Street, Steinway Street, 46th Street, Northern Blvd. and 65th Street in both directions as all Queens Boulevard trains will run express. For those heading looking to avoid a five-stop local slog, it’s good news, but for everyone else, consider these alternate routes:

  • Free shuttle buses run local between Queens Plaza and 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue, making station stops at Queens Plaza, Queensboro Plaza, 36th Street, Steinway Street 46th Street, Northern Boulevard and 65th Street.
  • Customers may transfer between shuttle buses and the 7 E F R trains at 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue, Queensboro Plaza 7 N or Queens Plaza E R.
  • Regular late night R service operates in Brooklyn only between 95th Street and 36th Street.
  • M shuttle trains operate between Metropolitan Avenue and Myrtle Avenue all night.

The next FASTRACK begins on August 26th and it will impact the A train north of 168th St.

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Jumper August 12, 2013 - 3:44 pm

It’s funny that it’s called that because none of the stops that are actually ON Queens Blvd are closed.

John-2 August 12, 2013 - 4:38 pm

Like the Lex between Grand Central and 103rd Street, this is one of the less-invasive Fastracks, since the express and local tracks are separated, allowing one to operate while the other is shut down.

Alek August 12, 2013 - 5:44 pm

This one is better. The F is unaffected plus no need for extra 7 service.

Nets Cowbell Guy August 12, 2013 - 11:25 pm

MTA needs to work on the FastTrack maps. Q & R don’t run to Queens overnight.

YJ August 12, 2013 - 11:37 pm

Fastrack stars at 10 PM. The Q runs to Ditmars Blvd until about 11:30 PM and the R runs to Queens until a little after Midnight. That’s why they are included on the map.

Walt Gekko August 13, 2013 - 12:26 am

What surprises me is no one in Brooklyn is making demands that the (M) continue running along 6th Avenue until its normal shutdown time. I would think people along that line would demand the MTA at least keep (M) service along 6th Avenue even if for instance you have to send the (M) up Central Park West to either 125th, the (B)’s terminal at 145th or the (C)’s terminal at 168th so it doesn’t interfere with other lines during the period it would not be running on Queens Boulevard, but would be running normally otherwise.

Matthias August 13, 2013 - 1:11 pm

That would require killing the B early. Best to keep things simple.

Nets Cowbell Guy August 13, 2013 - 1:58 pm

As a resident of Flatbush, B ends too early.


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