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An abbreviated FASTRACK hits the G line

by Benjamin Kabak

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I’m around 90 minutes late on this, but bear with me. The fact that Transit cut short this new FASTRACK treatment threw me off a bit.

For seven hours a night, running from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight and tomorrow, there will be no G train service for a big chunk of Brooklyn. As part of the 2014 FASTRACK schedule, the G will run only from Court Square to Bedford-Nostrand Aves. as the stretch of track from Bed Stuy to Hoyt-Schermerhorn will be out of service for repairs. The only replacement service will be shuttle buses operating from Jay St.-MetroTech to Beford-Nostrand.

This FASTRACK was supposed to start Monday night but due to the cold, it was pushed back to tonight. It’s still pretty cold out, and the IND Crosstown tracks that are out of service are underground. But there you go.

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Roy Berman January 9, 2014 - 12:50 am

I was going out to an event in another part of Brooklyn on Monday night, and was dreading the prospect of having to get home to Bed-Stuy without the G in that awful cold. I was incredibly relieved when I looked online and saw that service was normal that night, but still rather puzzled and a bit annoyed that the flyers all over the stations still listed Fastrack as Monday – Friday!

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Herb Lehman January 9, 2014 - 9:25 am

The tracks are underground, but the shuttle buses that often run infrequently are not. It would have been criminal for the MTA to do the FASTRACK on Monday and Tuesday nights, when the wind chill was near zero.

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Transit Boy January 9, 2014 - 11:01 am

An explanation on why cold would cancel an underground fastrack- below 10F trains are not stored outdoors in the yards at night but instead left underground. You can’t have Fastrack and underground trains

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Tower18 January 9, 2014 - 1:18 pm

Trains aren’t stored on the G, other than the short layup at Bedford-Nostrand, there’s only the 2 in-service tracks. Gs are stored under Church Av or at CI.

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