MTA Begins FASTRACK Work on Line 1 Subway

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will close a portion of the 1 Line subway in both directions between 96 St. and Dyckman St. for maintenance, cleaning and repair work as part of MTA’s FASTRACK program.

Closures will take place on four consecutive weeknights, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on June 19 -23 and on June 26-30, with shuttle buses available. The 1 train service will operate in two sections, between Van Cortlandt Park-242 St and Dyckman St (Dyckman St-bound 1 trains will skip 207 St), and between South Ferry and 96 St and via the 3 between 96 St and 148 St, skipping 145 St.

Maintenance workers will repair and replace track, third rail, electrical and signal components, and remove debris from tracks and under or around the third rail. The crews will also repair tunnel infrastructure and signage, lighting fixtures and ADA components at the stations. Painting and platform work will also take place

Alternative transportation options will be detailed in announcements and posters in stations and trains. 

"FASTRACK has proven to be a significant driver behind decreasing delays – FASTRACK is effective because it allows us to consolidate maintenance forces in a concentrated area and perform proactive maintenance,” said Wynton Habersham, senior vice president for the Department of Subways. “Both combine to improve service delivery." 

MTA’s next FASTRACK overnight closure will be on Lines A, B, C and D in Midtown Manhattan and the Bronx for two consecutive weeks from July 10-14 and July 17-21.