NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Commuters trying to get between Manhattan and Queens or Brooklyn on the N, Q and R subway trains will run into some snags during the overnight hours this week.
Fastrack repairs are under way on the three lines this week. Thus, N and R trains will not run in Manhattan at all, and Q Trains will be rerouted, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Monday night through Saturday morning.
The N train is running in two sections – making local stops in Brooklyn between Stilwell Avenue-Coney Island, and Court Street in Brooklyn, and between Queensboro Plaza and Ditmars Boulevard in Queens.
Q Trails are operating between Stillwell Avenue-Coney Island and DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn, and are being rerouted via the D line between DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn and 47th-50th streets in Manhattan, and via the F line to and from 57th Street.
R Train service ends early in Queens, Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn, and will operate only between 95th Street and 36th Street in Brooklyn.
As an alternative, commuters are advised to take the No. 7 train between Queens and Manhattan, and the No. 2, No. 4, D or F trains between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The Fastrack maintenance program shuts down train service over a section of a subway line, so workers can have uninterrupted access to all of the infrastructure and equipment inside.
Crews will inspect signals and switches, fix and replace track sand ties, work on elevators and escalators, repair water damage, clear drains, and clean stations, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.
The MTA has said the Fastrack system allows crews to work more efficiently, to the point where it saved $16.7 million in 2012.
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