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Internal TransfersInter-Division Transfers
1800's-19401940 - 1953May 12, 19551953 - 1997
pre-UnificationFirst Unification
Large Format
First Unification
Small Format
Third Avenue Elevated
Last Day of Service
Second Unification
Large Format
Second Unification
Small Format


   These issues are commonly called transfers, and date back to 1800's. Certain companies encouraged passengers to use their own line, as opposed to a competing company within a few blocks, so they encouraged your continued patronage with a transfer. They usually cost 1 or 2 cents extra to purchase (but several cents less than an initial fare) on top of your regular fare for the first segment. 

   As competition grew, the transfer would be offered for free.

   In certain cases, a reciprocal agreement with another streetcar line offered additional versatility.

   This page will deal exclusively with those transfers and continued ride tickets issued from rapid transit lines to other rapid transit lines or rapid transit lines to surface lines. 

   Transfers & continued ride tickets issued from travel on surface lines connecting service lines, will be addressed on the next page of this website.

pre-Unification Continuing Trip Tickets / Transfers
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Metropolitan Street Railways

Fulton Street - July 18, 1896
2-3/8 x 1-3/8
34th Street - March 4, 1896
2-3/8 x 1-3/8

Chambers & Grand Street Ferry Line

Broadway - April 30, 1892
2 1/8" x 1 5/16"

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Third Avenue Railroad

3 3/4" x 1 13/16"
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Interborough Rapid Transit
Subway Division to Manhattan Railway (elevated) Division and vice versa
Issued at Third Avenue Station for continuing trip north on
Manhattan Railway Division at 149 Street only
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ca. 1910's - 1920's
Form S. M. 3
5 9/16" x 2 1/2"
Issued at 149th Street Station for continuing trip north on
Subway Division at Third Avenue only
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ca. 1910's - 1920's
Form M. S. 1
5 9/16" x 2 5/16"
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intentionally left blank
Issued at Third Avenue Station for continuing trip north on
Manhattan Railway Division at 149 Street only
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believed to be 1910
5 1/8" x 2 1/4"
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Issued at Third Avenue Station for continuing trip south on
Manhattan Railway Division at 149 Street only.
February 17, 1911
5 5/8" x 2 1/4"
Issued at Third Avenue Station for continuing trip south on
Manhattan Railway Division at 149 Street only
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August 1, 1924
5 1/8" x 2"
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Interborough Rapid Transit
Manhattan Railway (elevated) Division to 
Subway Division
Issued at 149th Street Station for continuing trip south on
Subway Division at Third Avenue Station only.
January 5, 1913
5 5/8" x 2 1/4"


First Unification

   Also known as "inter-division transfers". The first unification brought subway lines and elevated lines under one parent organization, but physical connections did not exist because of their being from separate entities prior to the unification. 

   So paper transfers were issued upon request when and where a direct physical connection or passageway did not exist, to transfer from one line to another other, or from the rapid transit division to surface division, without having to pay a fare again.

   Both small and large format tickets are known with coinciding dates, as they were used concurrently with each other. There were two methods of dispersement:

   Large format tickets were issued at the request of a passenger upon request from a change / token clerk. These resemble the surface (streetcar & bus) transfers. 

   Small format tickets (resembling movie or bakery tickets) however, were dispensed from a coin operated ticket machine mounted on the wall near the exit of the "paid" (secure) portion of rapid transit stations and were self-service.

   Tourists and infrequent users often overlooked the ticket machines; but regular passengers were “in the know” and these ticket machines were very convenient, as you didn't have to stand in line at the token booth to get a continuing trip transfer - you just deposited a coin or two in the machine, pulled the knob, grabbed your ticket and away you went. 

   How they were obtained from the surface sources is not yet known, but presumably from the bus operator. At the beginning of their use, continuing ride tickets were sold for 2 cents each.

     On Saturday June 1, 1940; the Board of Transportation began to offer free transfers between the IND Fulton Street Subway Franklin Avenue Station and the BMT Brighton Line (Franklin Avenue Shuttle) as well as Fulton Street Line at Rockaway Avenue.

   This large format continuing trip ticket below is also a reciprocal issue to the Franklin Avenue Continuing Trip Ticket in the Second Unification chapter below.

First Unification - Large Format Tickets / "Inter-Division" Transfers

IND-3
Franklin Avenue Station
IND Fulton Line to
BMT Brighton Line - AM
IND-4
Franklin Avenue Station
IND Fulton Line to
BMT Brighton Line - PM

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BMT Division - Bridge / Jay Street - PM
transfer to surface lines towards Brooklyn Bridge or Park Row
S-B 4-49
BMT Culver Line - Avenue X station
transfer to surface line

IRT-8
IRT Third Avenue Line - 42nd Street Station - PM
transfer to IRT Queensboro Line (Flushing Line)
- 42nd Street & Third Avenue (Grand Central Station)

All tickets above as individuals; more uncommon than the small format tickets. $10.00 to $12.00 each, with intact selvage; $12.50 - $15.00 used



First Unification - Small Format Transfer Tickets / "Inter-Division" Transfers a/k/a "Combination Transfers"

   Small format transfer tickets were first introduced on Thursday, July 1, 1948, and used system wide. Use of these tickets ended on July 1, 1952; when the Board of Transportation decided it was losing too much revenue with these rapid transit / surface line transfers. (Once formed, the New York City Transit Authority would resurrect the tickets in an extremely limited capacity.)

Rapid Transit:

   They were sold for a 2 cent extra fare purchase at subway or elevated stations for continuing trips on an intersecting surface streetcar or bus, and in the odd case; a continuing trip from one rapid transit to another rapid transit line where no physical connection existed such as at the Franklin Avenue Stations between the IND Fulton Line and BMT Brighton Line; the BMT Myrtle Avenue Elevated to IND Eighth Avenue High Street or IND Sixth Avenue Line at Jay Street Borough - Hall Stations, and other selected locations.

   These tickets were purchased via a coin operated dispensers, and we learn there was both stand alone pedestal type dispensers as well as wall mount.

   Furthermore, learned from the article below, the Board of Transportation installed 400 non-coin turnstiles that accepted these small format transfers. Very little is known about these and research is ongoing.

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Surface Transit:

   There were also small format transfer tickets issued from surface transit lines and routes to rapid transit lines; and these cost an additional 5 cents on top of the standard 7 cent surface fare (total 12 cents). 

   Originally, the small format transfer tickets were sold upon request from the bus driver or the street car conductor (on those lines that had them - not all lines did; and both of whom also made change) and when initially paying the fare. 

   Some time after the institution of these small format transfers, one thousand coin operated ticket dispensers would be installed on streetcars / trolleys and buses near the operators / drivers position so as to relieve the operator / driver from that responsibility of dispensing tickets in addition to making change and operating / driving.

   As the bus or trolley fare (7 cents) did not cost the same as a subway / elevated fare (10 cents), which is something a lot of modern day transit buffs have forgotten about. And the Fifth Avenue Coach Lines / Surface Transportation Bus on Fifth Avenue cost 12 cents and charged 2 cents for a transfer, which while it operated along side City owned bus lines, it charged more.

   Keep in mind, the cost of a transfer from one type to another was not universal either. Meaning, a transfer from rapid transit (subway or elevated line) to a City-owned surface line (trolley or bus) cost 2 cents, however a transfer from surface (trolley or bus) line to rapid transit (subway or elevated) cost 5 cents, a 3 cent premium.


New York Times - July 1, 1948

   Making matters even more confusing, a transfer from a privately operated surface line (trolley or bus) like those operating in the Bronx or Queens to City owned rapid transit cost 6 cents (1 cent more than from a City owned surface line).

   The rapid transit fare and surface transit fare would not match reciprocally July 5, 1966.

    The above only applies to subway to surface or surface to subway transfers, NOT surface to surface. For those prices, you will need to refer to the "Transfer Prices" chapter on Page 4: Continuing Ride Tickets & Transfers - Surface; Streetcar Lines:

Why a vending machine?

   This coin operated dispenser method alleviated the necessity of people having to stand in line at a token booth, where such individual transactions could take several minutes depending on the quantity of tokens purchased, the amount tendered and the amount of change in return to be counted, and when required, information or directions to a destination. As we all know, these lines could get quite long, especially at major route junctions and at peak travel times.

   The institution of these coin operated ticket machines garnered major coverage in the Sunday, June 27, 1948 issue of the New York Times and from this article:

   

   Despite looking all similar and random; there is a system to these tickets and they are hardly random.

vertical:
Rapid Transit to Surface Line or Route 
horizontal:
Surface Line and Route to Rapid Transit


Sunday
gold
Monday
periwinkle
Tuesday
orange
Wednesday
green
Thursday
purple
Friday
gray
Saturday
cranberry

   As it would be a very unusual occurrence to have the same numerical day fall on the same day of the week in a single calender year, there was little risk of a unscrupulous passenger attempting to use a ticket not for issue date. For instance: a ticket purchased on June 6, 1950 (a Tuesday - orange) and attempting to be used on July 6, 1950 would not work as July 6 fell on a Thursday - (purple), nor could it be used in August 6, (which fell on a Sunday (gold),  The next date where the sixth day of the month fell on a Tuesday ticket (orange) would not be until February 6, 1951, some 8 months later!

   In short, the color coding for day of the month was a relatively secure method of dating tickets without the need for printing a full date.

Sunday
buff (natural)
Monday
lavender
Tuesday
peach
Wednesday
greenish gray
Thursday
purple
Friday
gray
Saturday
mauve

From Rapid Transit to Surface Lines

BMT Division

Brighton Line
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Atlantic Avenue Station
transfer to
Flatbush Avenue towards E 71st Street or Avenue U 7th Avenue towards 20th Street
B-19, Carlton Avenue towards Navy Yard
B-45, St Johns Place towards Sheridan Avenue
B-63, Fifth Avenue - either direction
Church Avenue Station
transfer to
Church Avenue either direction
Gravesend-Church either direction
Cortelyou Road Station
transfer to
B-23 Cortelyou road either direction

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intentionally left blank
Kings Highway Station
transfer to
B2 Flatbush Avenue - Avenue R towards Avenue U
or B5 Kings Highway either direction
Avenue U Station
transfer to
B-3, Avenue U either direction
B-31, Gerritsen Beach towards Gerritsen Beach
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Broadway Subway
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank

DeKalb Avenue Station transfer to
DeKalb Avenue towards Grandview Avenue or
Catalpa Avenue



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Culver Line
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
18th Avenue Station
transfer to
B-8 18th - Foster Aves (either direction)
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14th Street - Canarsie Line
Myrtle Avenue - Wyckoff Avenue Station
transfer to
Putnam Avenue, Richmond Hill, B13, B52, B58 (NYCTS)- B18 towards Crescent Street
Rockaway Parkway Station
transfer to
B12 - Remsen Avenue either direction
Wilson Avenue toward Williamsburg Bridge
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Fourth Avenue Line
intentionally left blank
intentionally left blank
Astoria Boulvard (Hoyt Avenue) Station
transfer to
Q19 (Triboro Bus)


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Fulton Street Line
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
Oxford Avenue Station
transfer to
Q41 (Green Bus)
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Jamaica Line / Broadway - Jamaica Line
intentionally left blank
111th Street Station
transfer to
Q37 (Green Bus Lines)
168th Street Station
transfer to
Q1, 2, 3, 3A, 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 17A, 17-20, 30, 36, 42 (NYCTA), A (Jamaica Bus),



IND Division
intentionally left blank
IND Generic Issue
Valid for a ride on designated street car
or omnibus lines at authorized stations.

IND Generic Issue
Valid for a ride on designated street car
or omnibus lines at authorized stations.



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Brooklyn Crosstown Line
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
Nassau Avenue Station
transfer to
B48, B62, Crosstown (either direction)
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Brooklyn - Coney Island Line (Culver)
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
Church Avenue Station
transfer to
Church Avenue Surface Line (either direction)
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8th Avenue Line
intentionally left blank
East New York Station
transfer to
B20 Decatur Street - Pennsylvania Avenue either direction
B22 Atlantic Avenue towards 161st St.
B56 Jamaica Avenue towards 171st St.
East New York Station
transfer to
B20 Decatur Street - Pennsylvania Avenue either direction
B22 Atlantic Avenue towards 161st St.
B56 Jamaica Avenue towards 171st St.

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.Queens Line
Queens Plaza Station
transfer to
Q60 (Green Bus), Q67 (Queens Nassau Bus)
Q101, 102 (Steinway Bus), Q19A, Q39 (Triboro Bus)
Parsons Boulevard Station
transfer to
Q3A (NYTCS), Q25, 34, 65 (Queens Nassau Bus) 
A-B (Jamaica Bus)
168th Street Station
transfer to
Q1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 17A, 17-20, 36, 42, 43

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IRT Division
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
IRT Generic Issue
Valid for a ride on designated street car or omnibus lines at authorized stations.
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Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line / Lexington Avenue Line
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank

South Ferry Station
transfer to
R1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109,
111, 112, 113, 117


Brooklyn - New Lots Line
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
Utica Avenue Station
transfer to
Utica Avenue (either direction),
B14 Pitkin Avenue (towards Crescent Street)
B17 Remsen Street (towards East 80th or East 108th Street)
Third Avenue Line
intentionally left blank
180th Street Station
transfer to
Bx36 (Surface Transportation)
Tremont Avenue Station
transfer to
Bx40 (Surface Transportation)

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All tickets above as individuals; available regularly and in variety on eBay. Pay no more than $5.00 to $8.00 each.
Some stations are known in unsold remainders of rolls or strips of tickets from rolls for a specific date.
Any large collection of a variety of these tickets (different dates and / or stations) should be considered and priced accordingly on the merits of convenience, variety and quantity.

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   Surface Lines to Rapid Transit

BMT Division
(outline number)
intentionally left blank
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(solid number)

All tickets above as individuals; available regularly and in variety on eBay. Pay no more than $5.00 to $8.00 each.
Some stations are known in unsold remainders of rolls or strips of tickets from rolls for a specific date.
Any large collection of a variety of these tickets (different dates and / or stations) should be considered and priced accordingly on the merits of convenience, variety and quantity.

Master Station Set

   This section below is a master station set of New York City Transit System transfer tickets assembled by George W. Schroder of New York City starting in July 1948 and extending through 1951.

   The collection noted the overprint colors for the seven days of the week in addition to paper varieties only used in March 1950 and 1951 (a change from white to buff). Several stations include form varieties when a bus service changed, and thus the ticket text needed to be changed.

   This collection starts with a generic system wide issue for each division which can be used anywhere in the applicable division; then continues with the specific station issues for each division. This then repeats for Surface Line to Rapid Transit tickets.

   Finally, a table containing tickets from participating independent bus operators with reciprocal transfer agreements with the Transit System.


BOT / NYCTS - BMT Division:
from Rapid Transit Stations to Surface Lines
Master Station Set
generic Issue for BMT Division

All tickets above as individuals; available regularly and in variety on eBay. Pay no more than $8.00 to $10.00 each.
No complete sets other than this one known. Any large collection of these tickets should be considered and priced on the merits of convenience, variety and quantity.

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BOT / NYCTS - BMT Division
from Surface Lines to Rapid Transit Lines
effective 12/3/1949

ticket stock color code = days of the week:
Monday = lavender; Tuesday = Orange; Wednesday = greenish gray; Thursday = lavender; Friday = gray; Saturday = Pink; Sunday = beige

Master Station Set

All tickets above as individuals; available regularly and in variety on eBay. Pay no more than $8.00 to $10.00 each.
No complete sets other than this one known. Any large collection of these tickets should be considered and priced on the merits of convenience, variety and quantity.

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Block Ticket for Emergency use

.This Emergency Ticket issue is very uncommon. $20.00 to $25.00 in good condition.

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BOT / NYCTS - IND Division:
from Rapid Transit Stations to Surface Lines
Master Station Set


All tickets above as individuals; available regularly and in variety on eBay. Pay no more than $8.00 to $10.00 each.
No complete sets other than this one known. Any large collection of these tickets should be considered and priced on the merits of convenience, variety and quantity.

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BOT / NYCTS - IRT Division:
from Rapid Transit Stations to Surface Lines
Master Station Set

generic issue for IRT Division
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daily color set for Church Avenue
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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daily color set for Tremont Avenue
white ticket stock above
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
buff ticket stock below

All tickets above as individuals; available regularly and in variety on eBay. Pay no more than $8.00 to $10.00 each.
No complete sets other than this one known. Any large collection of these tickets should be considered and priced on the merits of convenience, variety and quantity.

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   With this issue of small format tickets, the use of the colored ink overprint to denote the day of issue was eliminated, and the color of the ticket stock would now be used to denote day of issue.

Monday
lavender
Tuesday
peach
Wednesday
slate blue
Thursday
purple
Friday
gray
Saturday
mauve
Sunday
buff (natural)

NYCTS - Queens Bus Division
Master Station Set


NYCTS - Staten Island Bus Division
Master Station Set

All tickets above as individuals; slightly more difficult to obtain than the regular rapid transit issue in the chapter above this one. Pay no more than $10.00 to $12.50 each.
No complete sets other than this one known. Any large collection of these tickets should be considered and priced on the merits of convenience, variety and quantity.

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BOT / NYCTS - IRT Division:
from Independent Bus Operators to Rapid Transit Stations
Master Station Set


Green Bus Lines
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Jamaica Buses
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Queens - Nassau Transit Lines
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Surface Transportation Corp.
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

Third Avenue Transit CorpTriboro Coach

All tickets above as individuals; slightly more difficult to obtain than the regular rapid transit issues in that chapter. Pay no more than $11.00 to $13.00 each.
No complete sets other than this one known. Any large collection of these tickets should be considered and priced on the merits of convenience, variety and quantity.

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Second Unification Continuing Trip - Small Format Transfer Tickets / "Inter-Division" Tickets

   In March 1953, the Board of Transportation - New York City Transit System was abolished. It was replaced by the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) on June 15, 1953.

   Up until this time, the city government had leased the IRT, BMT, and IND Divisions of rapid transit (subway & elevated) lines and the surface system (buses and, until 1956 street cars). The major goal of the formation of the NYCTA was to remove transit policy, and especially the setting of the transit fare, from the politics of City of New York.

   This 1953 re-organization is known as the Second Unification. 

   These tickets, as with the large size variety; these are also known as "inter-division transfers", however there are less stations issuing tickets in this format, for two reasons: 

1) Subway to bus transfers were phased out, and; 
2) Subway to subway transfers eventually were eliminated, as the underground passageways for direct transfers were constructed now that the three subway operators (IRT, BMT and IND) were unified under one parent organization. 

As a new connection opened for use, the necessary ticket was eliminated. Naturally, construction of these passageways took time.

   These Second Unification tickets are easily distinguished from their First Unification counterparts, as the design and typography is "cleaner" and easier to read sans-serif type face.

   Unfortunately, a Master Station Set has not be seen, to provide us a comprehensive display of issues. So, these will be added to this chapter as they are procured or seen.

BMT West End Line - Ninth Avenue 
B35 bus (towards McDonald Avenue)
IND Culver Line - Church Avenue Station (Brooklyn)
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.This particular ticket issue allowed a double transfer: from the BMT West End Line - Ninth Avenue Station to the
B35 bus towards McDonald Avenue, where it would be surrendered to the IND Culver Line - Church Avenue Station for a ride on that line.
This alleviated the lack of connection after Culver Shuttle service was discontinued May 10, 1975.


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Myrtle Avenue Elevated (Brooklyn)
last day: October 2, 1969 
BMT Myrtle Avenue Elevated
transfer to IND Subway at Jay Street / Boro Hall
High Street or Broadway / Nassau St.
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BMT Myrtle Avenue Elevated
transfer to B54 to Jay Street / Boro Hall
(after el was truncated at Central Avenue)

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BMT Franklin Avenue Station (Brooklyn)
BMT Division - Brighton Line Franklin Avenue Station
transfer to IND Division Fulton Line - Franklin Avenue Station
These tickets above and below are actually a reciprocal pairs - transfer between same two stations, one from BMT Elevated Franklin Street Shuttle to IND Fulton Avenue Subway and vice versa.
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IND Franklin Avenue Station (Brooklyn)
.IND Division Fulton Line - Franklin Avenue Station
transfer to
BMT Division - Brighton Line Franklin Avenue Station

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BMT / B29 Bus - Marcy Avenue Station (Brooklyn)
BMT Broadway Line - Marcy Avenue Station
transfer to B29 Meeker - Marcy Avenue Route at Broadway & Marcy Avenue toward Kent Avenue.

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IND Eighth Avenue Subway - Broadway / Nassau Station (Manhattan & Brooklyn)
Despite this transfer being issued at Broadway - Nassau Station in Manhattan, it was to be used for connecting to the B54 Myrtle Avenue bus (which itself replaced the Myrtle Avenue El) from the High Street Station in Brooklyn..
Since this was a popular route to get to Brooklyn, and since the Broadway - Nassau station accomodated four different routes from all three divisions:
the IND Eighth Avenue Line, the IRT Lexington Avenue Line, the BMT Nassau Street Line and the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line.
The Myrtle Avenue El actually provided service to the Park Row Terminal at the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge, until this service was terminated in March 5, 1944.
Patrons of this route now switched to the IND Eighth Avenue Subway, and connected via Bridge - Jay Street Station of the Myrtle Avenue Elevated.
When the Myrtle Avenue Elevated ceased operations on October 4, 1969, it was replaced with B54 bus service. This ticket allowed access to that bus line.


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IND Concourse Line / IRT Ninth Avenue Line - 155th Street (Manhattan)
IND Concourse Line 155th Street Station
transfer to IRT Ninth Avenue Elevated (service ended August 31, 1958; elevated structure demolished in November 1958)

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 IRT Flushing Line - 74th Street & Broadway Station / IND Queens Boulevard Line - Roosevelt Avenue (Queens)
IRT Flushing Line - 74th Street / Broadway Station
transfer to IND Queens Boulevard Line - Roosevelt Avenue Station
IND Queens Boulevard Line - Roosevelt Avenue Station
transfer to IRT Flushing Line - 74th Street / Broadway Station
the ticket on left reciprocates the ticket on right and vice versa

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BMT Queens Boulevard Station (Queens) 
BMT Jamaica Avenue Line
transfer to Q49 towards 168th Street

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IRT / IND - 161st Street Station (Bronx)
IRT Jerome Avenue Line
transfer to IND Concourse Line (southbound only)
IND Concourse Line
transfer to IRT Jerome Avenue Line (northbound only)
the ticket on left reciprocates the ticket on right and vice versa

All tickets above as individuals; available regularly and in variety on eBay. Pay no more than $5.00 to $8.00 each.
Some stations are known in unsold remainders of rolls or strips of tickets from rolls for a specific date.
Any large collection of a variety of these tickets (different dates and / or stations) should be considered and priced accordingly on the merits of convenience, variety and quantity.

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Block Ticket for Emergency use
This Emergency Ticket issue is very uncommon, but more readily seen than the outline E in the older set. $15.00 to $20.00 in good condition.

Second Unification - Large Format Tickets / Transfers

Third Avenue Elevated Last Day Transfer Issues

   One niche of collecting continuing ride tickets, are those from the last day of service.  The Third Avenue Elevated appears to be the most fondly remembered of the elevated lines  (Second, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Myrtle Avenue).

   This being the case, tickets dated for the last day of service for the Third Avenue Elevated and its associated connections (where the Third Avenue Elevated is mentioned as a transfer point) receive added attention from collectors as well as a modest premium in prices.

 

IRT
including Last Day Third Avenue El
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
IRT-5 (AM)IRT-6 (AM)
IRT Grand Central Station to Third Avenue Elevated - 42nd Street Station, southbound only


.42nd Street Station - AM42nd Street Station - PM
IRT-7 (AM)IRT-8 (PM)
IRT Third Avenue Line - 42nd Street Station to IRT Queensboro Line
The portion of the IRT Flushing Line between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza was known as the Queensboro Line, prior to the discontinuance of BMT services in 1949, but the name was apparently still used on these tickets
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intentionally left blank
IRT-13 (AM)
Chatham Square Station - AM
IRT-14 (PM)
Chatham Square Station - PM
M-13-N
M-15 bus transfer to Third Avenue Elevated
(unprinted back)
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BMT
Fulton Street SubwayChambers Street Subway
........intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
BMT-3 (AM)
From BMT Franklin Avenue Station of the
Brighton Line - Franklin Avenue Shuttle to the IND Fulton Street Subway.

(This ticket is the reciprocal issue to the Franklin Avenue Continued Ride Ticket seen in the First Unification chapter.)
BMT-8 (AM)
From BMT Broadway Line - Chambers Street Station and
IRT Lexington Avenue Line - Brooklyn Bridge Station
transfer to Third Avenue Elevated - City Hall Station

uncommon; $5.00 with selvage.uncommon; $5.00 with selvage.

These last day issues of the Third Avenue Elevated appear from time to time on eBay, and with complete selvage; lead me to believe entire books exist.
$5.00 to $7.50 in good condition with selvage.
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IND
Fulton Street Elevated


intentionally left blank

intentionally left blank
IND-2 (PM)
May 17, 1947 (orange)

From IND Rockaway Avenue Station to BMT Fulton Street Elevated Line
IND-2 (PM)
July 22, 1947 (gray)


From IND Rockaway Avenue Station to BMT Fulton Street Elevated Line
IND-2 (PM)
April 27, 1956 - Last Day of Service Fulton Street Elevated Line
(buff)

From IND Rockaway Avenue Station to BMT Fulton Street Elevated Line

This last day issue of the Fulton Street Elevated is somewhat rarer than the Third Avenue Elevated issues.
$7.50 to $10.50 in good condition with selvage.
.Broadway - Nassau Station
intentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blank
IND-13 (AM)
From IND Broadway - Nassau Station to IND High Street Station
to any BMT surface line
(white)
IND-14 (PM)
From IND Broadway - Nassau Station to IND High Street Station
to any BMT surface line
(white)
seen for sale in complete books; $10.00seen for sale in complete books; $10.00
Myrtle Avenue Elevated
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
IND-15 (AM)
From the IND Jay Street Station to the BMT Myrtle Avenue El
(pink)


IND-15 (AM)
From the IND Jay Street Station to the BMT Myrtle Avenue El
(white)
IND-16 (PM)
From the IND Jay Street Station to the BMT Myrtle Avenue El
(white)
uncommon; $5.00 with selvage.seen for sale in complete books; $10.00seen for sale in complete books; $10.00
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   The following inter-division transfers were used for a very short duration between the Fifth Avenue Station of the  7Flushing Line and the 42nd Street Station of the Sixth Avenue Lines B D F 

   Until 1968, there was no direct physical connection between the two stations, so passengers who needed to transfer between the two lines, were required to obtain this ticket from the token clerk on the #7 Line - Fifth Avenue station, then exit up to the street and walk one city block west, where they would then descend and enter the 42nd Street Station and surrender it to the token clerk, which would allow them to access the Sixth Avenue Line subway.

   These tickets were available in separate AM and PM formats on Mondays to Fridays from December 18, 1967, until 1968 when at that time an underground tunnel was completed to permit passengers to transfer without hindrance between the two subway lines. 

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TA-TR 12-67TA-TR 1 12-67
while these are known for sale in books, these were a short lived issue; $15.00 per book.

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   This next issue is a generic continuing ride ticket, and as such could be used from any station on any line to any station on any line.


TA-EM 11-60

common in individuals $1.00 and book form; $10.00


Columbus Circle - ca. 1980's

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   These next two issues are reciprocal to one another. They are continuing ride tickets issued to passengers of either the IND Fulton Line  exiting at Franklin Avenue Station wishing to continue to the BMT Franklin Avenue Shuttle , and thereby connecting with the Brighton Line , currently the lines; at the Prospect Park Station; or vice versa.

   The use of subway line bullets on a bus style transfer had not been witnessed before acquisition of these examples, and are quite interesting to say the least.

   With the exception of Block and General Order Tickets, these two are in all likelihood the last interdivisional paper transfer issues for the New York City Transit System and prior to the Gold Metrocard which incorporates a two hour time frame for non-physically connected interdivisional transfers.

HOY 1-B
from Franklin Avenue Shuttle 
to Fulton Line 
AC S
HOY 1-0
    from Fulton Line  A C S
to Franklin Avenue Shuttle 







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