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Forest Hills Trains Get FASTRACK'd

E, F lines are going to skip a lot of stops starting Monday night.

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.  

Tamar Bihari March 18, 2013 at 01:26 PM
This is unfortunately not accurate. The M and R trains will stop running early those nights, before 10 pm. So there will be NO trains running on most of the Queens Boulevard line. Read this more detailed description: http://www.mta.info/nyct/service/fastrack_EFMR.htm
Matthew Hampton (Editor) March 18, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Absolutely right, it's corrected above. Thanks!
Roger March 19, 2013 at 05:45 PM
My E train @ 10pm last night ran local from Queens Plaza to 71st Ave.

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