The MTA is bringing its FASTRACK program to Queens this week, from March 18 to March 22.
The FASTRACK program is a rapid-repair policy that closes down whole sections of subway overnight in order to make needed repairs.
This week, the E, F, M, and R lines will be subject the the program, during which the trains will skip large sections of their routes between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The E train will have the largest section of closed track, skipping stops between Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights and World Trade Center in Manhattan.
The F train will skip all stops between Roosevelt Avenue and the 21 St./Queensbridge stop.
Local M and R trains will end service early during FASTRACK nights, according to information from the MTA.
M trains to Manhattan will stop running at 8:10 p.m., and from Manhattan at 8:40 p.m.
R trains to Manhattan will stop running at 9:10 p.m. and from Manhattan at 9:40 p.m.
This feels like a good news/bad news situation for Forest Hills commuters. If you're trying to get into Manhattan — or Lower Manhattan — quickly, the FASTRACK trains might even be quicker than a cab.
Good luck if you're moving from one part of Queens to another, however.