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
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
chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said the
closing of the shuttle was in line with efforts to "effect
Transit Authority spokesman said it would cost an estimated $1
million to rehabilite the shuttle to keep it running.