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Monday, April 08, 2013    

MTA's FASTRACK subway maintenance program returns to the Bronx


Starting today, MTA New York City Transit's (NYCT) FASTRACK program will return to the Bronx on the Grand Concourse D Line.

Trackwork performed through the program will require D train service to be suspended in both directions between 205th Street and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for four consecutive weeknights from April 8-12, NYCT officials said in a press release.

During the first FASTRACK shutdown of the five-mile long Concourse line in January, hundreds of maintenance workers inspected signals and switches, repaired and replaced track rails and crossties, cleaned track floors, performed elevator and escalator repair work, repaired water damage, and cleared drains and stations.

Introduced in January 2012, FASTRACK calls for devoting four consecutive weeknights to maintenance work in tunnels, stations and on tracks. NYCT completely suspends service within a given line segment for a seven-hour period between 10 p.m and 5 a.m. to enable maintenance workers to perform dozens of tasks without conflicts with trains.

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