Home Service Advisories FASTRACK hits 8th Ave. tonight

FASTRACK hits 8th Ave. tonight

by Benjamin Kabak

The Eighth Avenue FASTRACK removes subway service from western Manhattan.

Apologies for the weekend downtime. My server had some unexpected configuration errors this weekend, and I wasn’t able to get it back online until this morning. Now that I’m back up, let’s get to the administrative stuff: For a few days, the A train ain’t the fastest way to get to Harlem.

FASTRACK hits the IND 8th Ave. line tonight at 10 p.m., and the service changes will mirror those from March. The C train will shutdown at around 10 p.m. while the A will run along the D and F lines from Columbus Circle to Jay St. It will make local stops as the E does as well along the 6th Ave. line with a southern terminus at 2nd Ave. Once upon a time, IND trains via the 53rd St. tunnel ran either to the Hudson Terminal or 2nd Ave., and that is essentially what the E is doing again.

As always, this treatment runs from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday nights this week. The MTA has more info on parallel service. Plan accordingly.

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alek July 9, 2012 - 2:18 pm

I noticed that it doesn’t make sense to end M service early since it not affected since it travels on the 53rd street corridor and then normal route while the E is affected. What is the point of ending the M earlier for the ACE fastrack? I understood that the M has to end earlier for the 6th ave fastrack.

Benjamin Kabak July 9, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Too many trains on the track?

al July 9, 2012 - 3:09 pm

A,E,F through 6 Ave local is enough. At 10 pm, that is ~18tph through 14th St. Essex St would be ~12tph A and F combined. That should options to M riders. Late night, the 6th Ave local will see ~12 tph.

alek July 9, 2012 - 3:31 pm

tph what that means?

Benjamin Kabak July 9, 2012 - 3:32 pm

Trains per hour.

Anon July 9, 2012 - 6:31 pm


BK What’s up w/LIBOR and MTA?

Investor Presentation
May 14 -18, 2012

Excludes a $782.4 million basis swap which effectively converts TBTA’s $782.4 million LIBOR-based basis swap into a SIFMA-based swap through 2012 and fuel hedge contracts

Includes a $785.6 million basis swap which effectively converts TBTA’s $785.6 million LIBOR-based basis swap into a SIFMA-based swap through 2012.

Under these agreements, the MTA has executed 11 separate confirmations, resulting in a total outstanding notional amount of $2.29 billion against total outstanding debt of $I9.4 billion. All of the swaps are variable-to-fixed, and involve different index structures including BMA and varying percentages of LIBOR.

… banks may have manipulated the LIBOR rate on which many of their variable rate swap contracts were based, artificially depressing their costs. In doing so, banks increase the disparity between the fixed rates paid to them and the variable rates they pay to public entities in these swap deals…

Jumping the Turnstile
LIBOR manipulation, plus other fraud (Jefferson County, GIC bid-rigging, etc.)

lets go BK!

Anon August 15, 2012 - 7:37 pm

on a platter no less…..

Anon July 9, 2012 - 8:55 pm

LOL Tomcat

Flatbush Depot July 9, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Where is the (3) train? It runs from 148 to TSQ all night but is not on these FasTrack maps.

mike d. July 9, 2012 - 9:55 pm

3 train is useless

Andrew July 9, 2012 - 10:41 pm Reply

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