a Success On the Nassau Street Line
During our FASTRACK shutdown in Lower Manhattan this week, hundreds of maintenance workers were able to inspect signals and switches, repair and replace track rails and cross ties, clean track floors, perform elevator and escalator repair work, repair water damage, clear drains, and clean stations on the Nassau Street Line.
Beginning last Monday, April 1, maintenance workers were deployed along the nearly two-mile long line as train service was suspended for four consecutive nights at stations in the City's Financial District. Repair crews took full advantage of the seven-hour work window between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. to get work completed.
"FASTRACK is having a positive effect on train service reliability and employee safety," said Joseph Leader, Vice President and Chief Maintenance Officer for the Department of Subways. "Train delays on subway lines that underwent FASTRACK maintenance last year dropped 4.4% and track fires declined by 50%. "Moreover, the accident rate for employees during FASTRACK activities is significantly lower than during other maintenance activities."
Highlights of the work completed during the Nassau Street Line FASTRACK:
- Track – Generated 10,663 bags of debris, removed 60,700 pounds of scrap and debris, scraped and
cleaned 8,770 linear feet of track, and installed 242 plates, 19 running rails and 205 friction pads.
- Third Rail Operations - cleared 294 defects, scraped and cleaned 1,930 feet of track under and around the third rail and inspected 4,950 feet
of third rail.
- Signals – Serviced 26 signals, eight switches, performed 32 signal inspections and supported the Track Department on six rail/switch
- Infrastructure – Repaired/replaced 75 linear feet of handrail, installed/replaced 1,030 feet of “no clearance” signs, and repaired 89 leaks and
60 square feet of bench wall.
- Electronic Maintenance - Optimized pictures on 22 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) monitors and 17 CCTV cameras, and completed
inspecting and servicing 365 public address system speakers.
- Station Environment – Replaced 25 platform signs, 462 tunnel light bulbs, 53 blue (emergency) tunnel light bulbs and five station light bulbs, repaired 27 linear feet
of rubbing board, repaired/replaced 52 square feet of platform tile, and scraped primed and painted 15, 000 square feet of paintable station surface area.
Introduced in January 2012, the FASTRACK program targets subway lines in segments and has been highly successful in significantly reducing the time for maintenance tasks while improving the level of safety for repair crews, who no longer have to share tracks with trains moving through the work area. In addition to addressing critical maintenance, workers also have the chance to do such jobs as high-intensity station cleaning and station painting, chores that are impossible to do with customers waiting for trains.
The next FASTRACK will take place in the Bronx beginning Monday, April 8, as MTA New York City Transit brings this repair and maintenance effort to the Grand Concourse Line. The line will be shut down from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, April 8 to early Friday morning, April 12. There will be no train service between the 161 St-Yankee Stadium station and the 205 St station. Be sure to check this website for complete details; posters and brochures will also be available at affected stations.
mproving employee safety and service reliability.
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