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TA to Shut Brooklyn Shuttle Line

TA to Shut Brooklyn Shuttle Line

New York Post
Wednesday, April 9, 1975

The Transit Authority plans to shut down the Culver elevated shuttle which serves a section of Boro Park, Brooklyn.

The 1.13-mile long shuttle connects the 36th Street station of the Fourth Avenue BMT line with the Ditmas Avenue stop on the IND F train.

The unannounced plan was disclosed in an item on the Board of Estimate calendar for its biweekly meeting tomorrow.

A spokesman for the Transit Authority said the shuttle service would end at 12:01a.m. Sunday May 11, when it will establish a free transfer between the BMT and IND stations on the Church Avenue B-35 bus.

About 1000 riders use the shuttle daily, the spokesman said. He said closing the line will save an estimated $847,000 annually.

David Yunich, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said the closing of the shuttle was in line with efforts to "effect meaningful economies."

The Transit Authority spokesman said it would cost an estimated $1 million to rehabilite the shuttle to keep it running.