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Reminder: FASTRACK on 8th Ave; ‘Problem Solvers’ at the Transit Museum

by Benjamin Kabak

The Eighth Avenue FASTRACK removes subway service from western Manhattan.

A pair of reminders on this Monday afternoon: Everyone’s favorite weeknight maintenance program returns to the 8th Ave. line tonight. Running from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night this week, FASTRACK will result in the following service changes.

No service between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Jay St-MetroTech. A trains run via the D and F between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Jay St-MetroTech:

  1. Via the D line icon between 59 St-Columbus Circle and 47-50 Sts.
  2. Via the F line icon between 47-50 Sts and Jay St-MetroTech.

C service to Manhattan runs until 9:30 PM. Brooklyn-bound service runs until 10 PM.

No service between 7 Av/53 St and World Trade Center. E line icon trains are rerouted to the F line icon in Manhattan:

  1. Trains run via the F line icon between 5 Av/53 St and 2 Av.
  2. The 2 Av F line icon station is the Manhattan terminal for E line icon trains to/from Queens.
  3. No trains between World Trade Center and W 4 St.

In other news, I’m heading back to the Transit Museum on Wednesday for the second in my Problem Solvers series. After interviewing Sarah Kaufman in February, I’ll be sitting down with Michael Frumin for an hour-long discussion on the ins and outs of MTA BusTime. The hour-long session, which will include an audience Q-and-A, starts at 6:30 p.m. in Brooklyn Heights. Doors are at 6.

Frumin is a systems engineering manager at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority where his focus is developing real-time bus tracking and customer information systems using open technology. His prior work in open source software, open data, web applications, and data analysis span the public transportation, finance, and online media industries. We’ll be focusing on how the MTA is finally delivering real-time bus location to passengers after years of stops and starts. To RSVP, mosey on over to this link. The event is free, but the February one filled up. I hope to see you there.

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Alon Levy April 23, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Why does Grand Street not appear on this map?

Benjamin Kabak April 23, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Because none of the Fastracked trains stop there and it’s not considered an alternate route for the Fastracked trains. Rector St. on the 1 isn’t there either.

Vinny From Brooklyn April 25, 2012 - 6:01 pm

This worked in my favor last night as I was at 34th and 6th and needed the A train back to Brooklyn. I love it when a reroute works out.


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