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Fastrack returns to the 1 line

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Service will be suspended between 96th street and Dyckman street from 10-pm until 5am through early Friday morning. But there are some travel alternatives:

Take the A train and free shuttle buses

1. Transfer between the 1 (to and from the Bronx) and the A at Dyckman St via free shuttle buses.

2. Transfer between the 1 (to and from South Ferry) and the A at 59 St-Columbus Circle.

3. For 1 stations in Washington Heights, Harlem, and the Upper West Side, use nearby A stations along Ft Washington Av, St Nicholas Av, and Central Park West instead, and/or take free shuttle buses available at 1 stations.

4. Transfer between free shuttle buses and trains at Dyckman St 1 and A, 168 St A, and 96 St 1.

Free shuttle buses operate on three routes:

1. Along Broadway between the 96 St 1 and 168 St A stations, making stops at 103 St, Cathedral Pkwy (110 St), 116 St, 125 St, 137 St, 145 St, and 157 St.

2. Along St Nicholas Av between the 168 St A and the 191 St 1 stations stopping at 181 St.

3. Dyckman St loop between A and 1 stations.

During the previous Fastrack on the 1 line on the Upper West Side in January, maintenance workers completed  tasks in the areas of track, third rail operations, signals, infrastructure, station environment, elevators and escalators, and electronics maintenance.

They scraped and cleaned 11,990 feet of track under and around the third rail, installed 23 rails, and replaced 54 tie blocks. At stations, workers painted 16,200 square feet of station surface areas, replaced 261 light bulbs, 41 platform signs, cleaned 261 light fixtures, and repaired 663 feet of rubbing boards. They also performed 140 preventative maintenance actions on 140 elevators and escalators.

The next Fastrack overnight closure will be on the A C lines, between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Broadway Junction beginning Monday night May 5 and ending early Friday morning, May 9.

The MTA has more information on its website MTA.info.

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