Subway maintenance program coming soon to A, C, E

The M.T.A. has been having a rough go of it lately, with massive delays disrupting many commutes. To try and improve service, Manhattan’s 8th Avenue lines will be getting the FASTRACK treatment, a station cleaning and track improvement program which “[attacks] the key drivers of 79 percent of delay-causing major incidents,” according to the agency.

Service will be shuttered on the A, C, and E lines between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Jay St-MetroTech from 9:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., on January 15-19, and then again from January 22-26.

For those who still need to get around, the A and E will be making stops along the D in Manhattan from 59 St-Columbus Circle to 34 St-Herald Sq, and then along the F train’s tracks until Jay St-MetroTech. The E train will be running along the M between 5 Av-53 St and B’way-Lafayette St, then via the F until it terminates at 2 Av. C service will end early, and the A train will run local to take its place. Your best bet is to probably avoid these lines, and to instead try the nearby 1, 2, N, Q, R, or W trains. The M.T.A. also has a website with more details on the service changes.

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