Lexington Ave. Trains to Run Express at Night This Week for Repairs

By Victoria Bekiempis on September 9, 2013 5:02pm 

 Lexington Avenue trains will run express from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Monday, Sept 9 2013 until Friday, Sept 13 2013 for repairs.
Lexington Avenue trains will run express from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Monday, Sept 9 2013 until Friday, Sept 13 2013 for repairs.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — Lexington Avenue trains will temporarily run express in both directions between the Grand Central-42nd Street and 125th Street stations starting tonight, the MTA said.

The scheduled changes, called FASTRACK, will be in effect from Monday, September 9 to Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day, the MTA said.

The 4,5 and 6 trains will run express — making stops only at East 59th and 86th Streets — while the MTA conducts track repairs.

This work includes debris and scrap removal, as well as rail installation and light bulb replacement.

In addition, 5 train service will end early in Manhattan.

The MTA has suggested these travel alternatives during the FASTRACK work:

— M101 Limited buses for local service between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street.

— Downtown buses on Lexington Avenue.

— Uptown buses on Third Avenue.

The MTA also suggests that customers transfer between M101 Limited buses and 4 or 6 trains at East 125th, 86th Street, 59th Streets and the Grand Central-42nd Street station.

For customers impacted by the 5 train's earlier hours, the MTA suggests that straphangers:

— Take the 4 or 6 trains in Manhattan.

—Take the 2 train in the Bronx.
 
—Transfer between the 2 and 5 train at East 180th Street.

—Transfer between the 2 and 4 at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.
 
The MTA's last FASTRACK work on the Lexington Avenue line occurred in May.

The agency's next overnight closure will happen on the trains lines that run along the west side of Central Park starting Sept. 16.

More information is available online.

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