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.