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Internal Transfers
pre-Unification
1800's to 1940

Inter-Division Transfers
First UnificationSecond Unification
1940 to 19531953 to ?May 12, 19551953 to 1997
Large Format
"Continuing Trip
Transfers"

Rapid to Rapid
Small Format
"Combination Tickets"

Surface to Rapid
Rapid to Surface
Small Format
"Combination Tickets"


Rapid to Surface
Surface to Rapid
Third Avenue Elevated
Last Day of Service
"Continuing Trip"

Rapid to Rapid
Large Format
"Continuing Trip
Transfers"

Rapid to Rapid
Rapid to Surface
Large Format
Continuing Trip
Transfers

Bus to Rapid




   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 between two lines. 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 and continued ride tickets issued from travel on surface lines (streetcars & trolleys) to other surface lines (streetcars & trolleys) will be addressed on the next page Page 4 of this website. 

   Transfers and continued ride tickets issued from travel on surface lines (buses) to other surface lines (buses) will be addressed on the next page Page 5 of this website.

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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
.
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
.
ca. 1910's - 1920's
Form M. S. 1
5 9/16" x 2 5/16"
.
intentionally left blank
Issued at Third Avenue Station for continuing trip north on
Manhattan Railway Division at 149 Street only
.
believed to be 1910
5 1/8" x 2 1/4"
.
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
.
August 1, 1924
5 1/8" x 2"
.

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Interborough Rapid Transit
Manhattan Railway (elevated) Division to 
Subway Division
Issued at Third Avenue Station for continuing trip north on
Elevated Division at 149th Street Station only.
December 27, 1912 - 7 PM
5 5/16" x 2"
Issued at 149th Street Station for continuing trip south on
Subway Division at Third Avenue Station only.
January 5, 1913 - 9 AM
5 5/8" x 2 1/4"





First Unification: NYC Board of Transportation

   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 instituted and  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 second fare.

   Other issues came into existance when some elevated lines ceased operating (and subsequently were demolished), and streetcars or buses replaced the elevated service; such as Third Avenue Elevated in Manhattan and the Bronx or Myrtle Avenue Elevated in Brooklyn ceased operation. This replacement service is colliquially known in the present day as "bustitiution."

   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 at subway and elevated stations or streetcar / bus operator for surface operations. These large format transfers resemble the surface (streetcar & bus) transfers we are all familiar with. 

   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.



Large Format Tickets / "Inter-
Division" Continuation "Continued Trip" Transfers

Rapid Transit to Rapid Transit

    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 is the earliest known first unification interdivisional continuation ticket.

   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.

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IND Fulton Street Line (subway) - Franklin Avenue Station (current  )
to
BMT Brighton Line (subway)
- Franklin Avenue Station
(current )

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
both, rare: $17.50 to $20.00 in good condition with selvage.

IND Fulton Street Line (subway) - Rockaway Avenue Station (current  )
to
BMT Fulton Street (elevated)
- Rockaway Avenue Station 
intentionally left blank
intentionally left blank
(AM)IND-2 (PM)
May 17, 1947 (orange)

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

From IND Rockaway Avenue Station to BMT Fulton Street Elevated Line
both, rare: $17.50 to $20.00 in good condition with selvage.





IRT Third Avenue Line (elevated) - 42nd Street / Third Avenue Station
to
IRT Queensboro Line (subway - now known as Flushing Line) - 42nd Street Street / Grand Central Station  
IRT-8
IRT Third Avenue Line - 42nd Street Station - PM
transfer to IRT Queensboro Line (Flushing Line)
- 42nd Street & Third Avenue (Grand Central Station)

issued: rare: $17.50 to $20.00 in good condition with selvage. Known unissued remainders (with selvage): $5.00
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   IND Eighth Avenue Subway Line Broadway- Nassau Station (current  )
to
IRT Lexington - Fourth Avenue  Line - Fulton Street Station (current  )


IND-11 (AM) - March 8, 1950
From IND Eighth Avenue Line
Broadway - Nassau Station
to
IRT Lexington / Fourth Avenue Line 
Fulton St. Station.
IND-12 (PM) - July 1, 1948
From IND Eighth Avenue Line
Broadway - Nassau Station
to
IRT Lexington / Fourth Avenue Line 
Fulton St. Station.

uncommon, $15.00

reciprocal issues ▼


IRT Lexington - Fourth Avenue  Line - Fulton Street Station (current  )
 to
IND Eighth Avenue Subway Line Broadway- Nassau Station (current
 )


intentionally left blank
IRT-11? (AM) - October 17, 1948
From IRT Lexington - Fourth Avenue Line - Fulton Street
to
IND Eighth Avenue Line
Broadway - Nassau Station

uncommon, $15.00



Large Format Tickets / "Inter-Division" Continuation "Continued Trip" Transfers

Rapid Transit to Surface Transit

BMT Myrtle Avenue Line (elevated) - Bridge-Jay Street Station
to
BMT surface lines (street cars & trolleys)
BMT Division - Bridge / Jay Street - PM
transfer to surface lines towards Brooklyn Bridge or Park Row

both, rare: $17.50 to $20.00 in good condition with selvage.




BMT Culver Line (elevated) - Avenue X Station
to
BMT McDonald Avenue Line (
surface line)
S-B 4-49
BMT Culver Line - Avenue X station
transfer to surface line

issued: rare: $17.50 to $20.00 in good condition with selvage.


Large Format Tickets / "Inter-Division" Continuation "Continued Trip" Transfers

Surface Transit to Rapid Transit


6-29 C-4-51
Board of Transportation - New York City Transit System
BMT Division - Surface Lines
B-42 Rockaway Parkway Route (bus) to BMT 14th Street-Canarsie Line (BMT Div) at Rockaway Parkway Station




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

   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
.....
.....
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
.
Broadway Subway
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank

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



.
Culver Line
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18th Avenue Station
transfer to
B-8 18th - Foster Aves (either direction)
.
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
.
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
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Oxford Avenue Station
transfer to
Q41 (Green Bus)
.
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)
.
Brooklyn - Coney Island Line (Culver)
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Church Avenue Station
transfer to
Church Avenue Surface Line (either direction)
.
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
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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)
Myrtle Avenue Line
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Third Avenue Line
intentionally left blank
180th Street Station
transfer to
Bx36 (Surface Transportation)
Tremont Avenue Station
transfer to
Bx40 (Surface Transportation)

..

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
.
(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.

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South Brooklyn Railway

Norton Point Line

   The South Brooklyn Railway, while mostly recognized by New York area rail enthusiasts as a freight railroad, also owned and operated the Norton's Point Line, which was a passenger only line.

   According to Edward S. Watson in his history of various lines in Coney Island (source: New York Division Bulletin, Vol. 21, No. 2, February, 1978, p.3.), the Norton's Point Line began operations as a steam powered passenger line on June 9, 1879, and was routed from the Culver Terminal at West 6th Street and Surf Avenue and via a Private-Right-of-Way west to the Norton's Point Dock. This line later became part of the "Culver" steam line.


   In 1899, the line was electrified and was called Coney Island - Norton's Point Line. Commencing on the date of electrification,
elevated cars equipped with trolley pole were used. After July 3, 1910; conventional surface trolley cars were used. In 1912, the line was doubled tracked from West 8th Street to West 37th Street.

   On May 25, 1918, the east end of the line was cut back from the Culver Terminal (surface) at West 6th Street to the new elevated Stillwell Avenue Terminal. An incline was constructed between West 16th Street and spanned over Stillwell Avenue, connecting directly to the now elevated Stillwell Terminal offering rapid transit services via West End, Sea Beach, Culver and Brighton Lines. Furthermore, a physical connection of Norton Point Line trackage and the rapid transit system allowed cars to be interchanged. Also, f
rom May 25, 1918 to October 19, 1919, elevated cars operating singly on the line were used once again, returning to conventional trolleys after that date.

   In 1929, the west end of the Norton Point Line was physically connected to the Sea Gate Line at West 37th Street. Operation of the Norton Point Line ceased on November 7, 1948; and its history past this date is now connected with the Norton's Point Shuttle Line and the Sea Gate Line. 


   The small format tickets shown below are continuous ride tickets; allowing a fare paying passenger of the Norton's Point Line to ride on the New York City Rapid Transit lines at Stillwell Avenue Station, without having to purchase a second 5 cent fare. From the wording, it is to be understood these tickets were used between June 1940 (First Unification) and November 1948 (end of service on the line). This time frame is based on the wording on the ticket; as it refers to the "Rapid Transit Lines of the New York City Transit System". which is the name of the system after the "First" Unification which took place in June 1940 and unifying the individual operating companies: IRT, BRT / BMT, IND, et al) under one entity, the Board of Transportation - City of New York - New York City Transit System. (After the second unification in July 1953, it would become the New York City Transit Authority.)

 
 (If by some minute chance the start date of usage be in error, the earliest the tickets could have been issued could not be any earlier than 1918, which is when the line was cut back to Stillwell Avenue, making that location the easternmost terminal of Norton's Point Line service.)



  • no prefix serial number
  • serif "Not Transferable"
  • wide spacing above and below horizontal rule
  • serif type face back text
  • N. Y. Globe Ticket Co. Inc outside text box
  • prefix serial number (M & P observed)
  • sans-serif "Not Transferable"
  • minimal spacing between horizontal rule
  • sans-serif text
  • N. Y. Globe Ticket Co. Inc and "union bug"
    inside text box

All tickets above as individuals; available regularly and in variety on eBay. Many tickets are known with the P prefix and in the same general serial number range, leading one to believe an unissued roll or unused remainder of a roll exists.
Pay no more than $7.50 to $10.00 each.


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
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generic Issue for BMT Division
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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
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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
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.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

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generic issue for IRT Division
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daily color set for Church Avenue
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SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
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daily color set for Tremont Avenue
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white ticket stock above
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
buff ticket stock below
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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 for the private bus lines; the color coding was different. 

   The use of the colored ink overprint was used to denote the indicate the year (however there are some exceptions with colors not conducive to their year):

   The color of the ticket stock would now be used to denote day of issue:

   This system is discerned by notes made by George W. Schroder when first compiling the set.

1949
to
1950
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1950
to 1951
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1951
to
1952
1952
to 1953
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Monday
lavender
Tuesday
peach
Wednesday
slate blue
Thursday
purple
Friday
gray
Saturday
mauve
Sunday
buff (natural)


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NYCTS - Queens Bus Division
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NYCTS - Staten Island Bus Division
Master Station Set
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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.
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Third Avenue Transit Corp
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Triboro Coach
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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.



Second Unification - Small Format Combination 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 combination 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 after the organization of the Transit Authority, for two reasons: 

1) Subway to bus transfers were almost completely phased out, and; 
2) Most 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 physical connection opened for use, the necessary ticket was eliminated. Naturally, construction of these passageways took time. 

   However, there remained a few locations where a physical connection could not be constructed, such as the Franklin Avenue transfer between the IND subway and BMT Franklin Avenue Shuttle and "inter-divisional" tickets remained in service for decades, until the advent of the MetroCard.

   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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BMT 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 - Brighton Line (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 - Fulton Street Line (Brooklyn)
.IND Division Fulton Line - Franklin Avenue Station
transfer to
BMT Division - Brighton Line Franklin Avenue Station

The exact date the small format tickets were phased out for this Franklin Avenue transfer point is unknown, however we see a large format transfer ticket dated for 1957.

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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 Broadway / Nassau Station - Eighth Avenue Subway - (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 Continuing Trip Transfers:

Rapid Transit to Rapid Transit


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 Queensboro Line & Lexington Avenue Lines (subway) -  Grand Central Station
to
IRT Third Avenue Line (elevated) - 42nd Street Station (southbound only)
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IRT-5 (AM)IRT-6 (AM)
IRT Grand Central Station to Third Avenue Elevated - 42nd Street Station, southbound only
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reciprocal issues ▼

IRT Third Avenue Line (elevated) - 42nd Street Station (southbound only)
to
IRT Queensboro Line & Lexington Avenue Lines
(subway) -  Grand Central Station
IRT-7 (AM) 6-53
42nd Street & Third Avenue Line to Queensboro Line
northbound only
IRT-8 (PM) 6-53
42nd Street & Third Avenue Line to Queensboro Line
northbound only
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.
.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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IRT Third Avenue Line (elevated) - Chatham Square Station
to
M15 bus - First & Second Avenues to South Ferry or Park Row
IRT-13 (AM) 12-53
Chatham Square Station - AM
Valid for ride on M-15 First & Second Avenue Bus
towards south Ferry or Park Row
IRT-14 (PM) 12-53
Chatham Square Station - PM
Valid for ride on M-15 First & Second Avenue Bus
towards south Ferry or Park Row
Not as frequently seen as the 42nd Street issues, these last day issues of the Third Avenue Elevated from the Chatham Square Station are a little more uncommon.
They do appear from time to time on eBay, and with complete selvage; lead me to believe entire books exist.
$7.50 to $10.00 in good condition with selvage.

reciprocal issues ▼


M15 bus - First & Second Avenue Route
to
IRT Third Avenue Line (elevated) - Chatham Square Station
M-13-N - A-7-53
M-15 bus transfer to Third Avenue Elevated
(unprinted back)


BMT Brighton Line - Franklin Avenue Shuttle (above grade) - Franklin Avenue Station
to
IND Fulton Street Line (subway) - Franklin Avenue Station
BMT-3 (AM) 6-53 (buff - Sunday)
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-3 (AM) 6-53 (purple - Wednesday)
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.)
uncommon; $5.00 with selvage.uncommon; $5.00 with selvage.


BMT Broadway Line - Chambers Street Station and
IRT Lexington Ave Line - Brooklyn Bridge Station 
to
IRT Third Avenue Elevated Line
BMT-8 (AM) 6-53
From BMT Broadway Line - Chambers Street Station and
IRT Lexington Avenue Line - Brooklyn Bridge Station to
Third Avenue Elevated City Hall Station
transfer to Third Avenue Elevated - City Hall Station

uncommon; $10.00 with selvage.


IND Fulton Street Line (subway) - Rockaway Avenue Station (current  )
to
BMT Fulton Street (elevated)
- Rockaway Avenue Station 
IND-2 (PM) 6-53
April 27, 1956 - (buff)
Last Day of Service Fulton Street Elevated Line

From IND Rockaway Avenue Station to BMT Fulton Street Elevated Line

uncommon; $10.00 with selvage.

reciprocal issues ▼

BMT Fulton Street (elevated) - Rockaway Avenue Station 
to
IND Fulton Street Line (subway) - Rockaway Avenue Station (current  )
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BMT-1 (AM) 6-53
April 27, 1956 (orange)
(issued the day after service ended on Fulton Street Elevated,
therefore an unused remainder)
BMT-2 (PM)
April 19, 1956 (orange)
(issued a few days before service ended on Fulton Street Elevated)


unused remainders or issued, uncommon; $10.00 with selvage.



IND Eighth Avenue Subway Line Broadway- Nassau Station
to
BMT surface lines (streetcars & buses)



   Following the cessation of trolley car service over the Brooklyn Bridge and the closure of the Sands Street Terminal, certain passengers required the following continuation to surface lines (streetcars & trolleys).


IND-13 (AM) - September 14, 1956
From IND Broadway - Nassau Station to IND High Street Station
to any BMT surface line
(white)
IND-14 (PM) - September 15, 1956
From IND Broadway - Nassau Station to IND High Street Station
to any BMT surface line
(white)
seen for sale in complete books; $10.00


IND Eighth Avenue Line (subway) - Jay Street Station
to
BMT Myrtle Avenue Line (elevated) - Bridge-Jay Street Station



   This issue allow subway passengers arriving at the IND Eighth Avenue Line Jay Street Station (subway) to transfer to the aboveground Myrtle Avenue Elevated Bridge-Jay Street Station.

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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; $10.00 with selvage.seen for sale in complete books; $10.00seen for sale in complete books; $10.00




BMT Jamaica Line - Marcy Ave Station (elevated)  
to
B-29 Meeker-Marcy Route
to Kent Avenue

the latter day version reciprocal ticket can be seen below as the B-24 to BMT Jamaica Line

uncommon, $10.00 



IRT White Plains Road Line (subway)

to
Bx55X - surface replacement for Third Avenue Line (elevated)

   The following issues were issued to subway passengers alighting at the Third Avenue / 149th Street Station of the IRT White Plains Road Line , and wishing to connect to service formerly served by the former Third Avenue El at this location.

   Following the cessation of service
(and subsequent demolition) of the Bronx portion of the Third Avenue elevated on April 29, 1973, the NYCTA / MaBSTOA introduced the Bx55X bus route. This route could be considered a permanent "bustitution" (bus service replacing train service on either a temproary or permanent basis). This Bronx portion of the Third Avenue Elevated was the last remaining operating segment of that elevated line.

   The Bx55X stopped only at the locations of former stations of the Third Avenue Elevated, those being:

149th Street,   156th Street,   161th Street,   166th Street,   169th Street,   Claremont Parkway,   174th Street, Tremont Avenue / 177th Street,   180th Street,   183rd Street,
Fordham Road / 190th Street,   Bronx Park Terminal,   200th Street,   204th Street,   210th Street / Williamsbridge   and Gun Hill Road.


   The Bus counterpart to these issues may be seen here: MaBSTOA BX55 on Page 5 of this website.
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These tickets have a printers date of 11-60 (November 1960).
TA-EM - 11-60
(purple)
TA-EM - 11-60
(natural)
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TA-EM - 11-60
(beige)
TA-EM - 11-60
(pink)
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This issue has a printers date 4/81
TA-EM - 4-81
(buff)

all above uncommon; $10.00 with selvage.


IRT Flushing Line - Fifth Avenue Station
to
IND Sixth Avenue Line - 42nd Street Station (AM)

and

IND Sixth Avenue Line - 42nd Street Station
to
IRT Flushing Line - Fifth Avenue Station (PM)

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   The following inter-division transfers were used for a very short duration between the Fifth Avenue Station of the IRT 7Flushing Line and the 42nd Street Station of the IND Sixth Avenue Lines B D F 

   Until 1968, there was no direct physical connection between the two lines / 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 the ticket to the token clerk, which would allow them to access the Sixth Avenue Line subway.

   Furthermore, these connecting tickets were strange in their usage, as they seem to be only good in the direction of off-peak travel:
the TR issue is good for travel east to Queens (this line only ran one more stop west to Times Square, so not much further travel use there) and from 5 am to noon (when most people are heading into the city- not away from it); while the TR 1 issue is a little more useful for north or southbound travel on the Sixth Avenue Lines from 12 noon to 5 pm.

   These tickets were only issued 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 (AM) 12-67TA-TR 1 (PM) 12-67
while these are known for sale in books, these were a short lived issue; $15.00 per book.

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Generic Inter-Divisional

   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

unknown Columbus Circle issue

   Another ticket that needs research - it was issued at Columbus Circle / 59th Street, but for what purpose?


Columbus Circle - ca. 1980's

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Fulton Street Line (subway) - Franklin Avenue Station
to
Brighton Line / Franklin Avenue Shuttle (above grade)
- Franklin Avenue Station
and vice versa

 
   
These next two issues are reciprocal to one another. They are continuing ride tickets issued to passengers of either the IND Fulton Line Subway exiting at Franklin Avenue Station wishing to continue to the BMT Franklin Avenue Shuttle (above grade) , 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.

   When Transit Authority finished construction of a new underground passageway between the two stations in October 18, 1999; this ticket was abolished.

   With the exception of Block and General Order Tickets, these two transfers were 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 






Second Unification - Large Format Interdivisional Continuation "Continuing Ride" Transfers:

Surface Transit to Rapid Transit

Please note - these bus route issued inter-divisional transfers are cross listed on Page 5 - Bus Issues.

   These next issues, were to allow surface (streetcar / bus) passengers to a continuing a ride on a subway or elevated line.

   These were issued when a surface line replaced an elevated line (like when the Myrtle Avenue Elevated in Brooklyn or the Third Avenue El in the Bronx were demolished.) These transfers provided a much needed connection to the rapid transit system.

   In some cases these continued rider transfers were offered to surface transit passengers to connect to an adjoining rapid transit service, when an elevated line were eliminated due to the demolition of the elevated line and a bus route replaced that service; or when the surface lines over the Brooklyn Bridge were abolished. 




 Brooklyn Surface Transit (Bus) to Rapid Transit (Subway) Transfer

B-67? B-69? Bus Route High Street Station (Brooklyn Bridge)  
to
Broadway - Nassau  / Fulton Stations
        

(all years)

   This issue was offered only to passengers getting off the bus at High Street and upon request. This transfer offered them entrance to the IND Subway High Street Station  lines towards Manhattan, and as stipulated, only to the Broadway - Nassau Street Station (since renamed Fulton Street Station). However, reflection from users of the connection and transfer state this was hardly enforced and passengers rode further than the stop indicated.

   Access to the Broadway - Nassau Station, allowed riders from Brooklyn to actually access four different stations and lines via interconnected passageways: 

   For the sake of continuity, I have shown all years of these surface to rapid transit issues below, but it should be noted there are three types of tickets below, those with a large day number on the face, those with a small day number, and those without a day number on the back.

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Sp. 1 - Special Transfer - May 22, 1958
w/ large day number on face
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Valid for a ride on the IND Subway at High Street Station
Good only to Broadway - Nassau Station (now Fulton Street)


Special Transfers for continued trip from bus routes to rapid transit stations are much less common than that of the general issues for bus routes transfers in the previous chapter.
As such, these tickets can be prices at $3.00 - $4.00 each, with selvage.



B54 (Myrtle Avenue Elevated
bustitution), B67, B75 Routes
to
IND Jay Street / Borough Hall Station 
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   This next special transfer allowed bus passengers of the B54, B67 and B75 routes to transfer to the IND Subway lines  and , at the Jay Street - Borough Hall Station, (now Jay Street - Metrotech) replacing the IND High Street Station to Broadway-Nassau Station continuing trip transfer above.

   The B54 bus route specifically replaced the rapid transit service of the of Myrtle Avenue Elevated following cessation of that service in 1969. 

   Note the issue date of the ticket below: September, 1988. Without a doubt, this bus service and connection to the subway remained a very important and well utilized connection between the bus routes that replaced the Myrtle El and the subway.

   This ticket can also be considered the later era counterpart issue to the continued rider tickets for the Myrtle Avenue Elevated, of which are listed on Page 3: Continuing Ride Tickets & Transfers - Rapid Transit.

MR 1 (buff) 5-88
B54 - B67 - B75 to  IND Jay Street / Borough Hall (now Jay Street - MetroTech)
Valid for a Continuing Trip of Rapid Transit Lines at Jay St. - Boro Hall Station to Broadway - Nassau St. Station (now Fulton Street Station).

Special Transfers for continued trip from bus routes to rapid transit stations are much less common than that of the general issues for bus routes transfers in the previous chapter.
As such, these tickets can be prices at $3.00 - $4.00 each, with selvage. 



B24 - Greenpoint-Sunnyside-Williamsburgh Route
to
BMT Jamaica Line - Marcy Ave Station (elevated)
 

   This special transfer issue allowed surface transit riders from Kent Avenue and Broadway access to the   subway lines (BMT Jamaica Line) at the Marcy Avenue Station.

   

  

2-7 (orange)
B24 - Greenpoint-Sunnyside-Williamsburgh Route
Valid for one ride on rapid transit lines at Marcy Avenue El Station only.

Special Transfers for continued trip from bus routes to rapid transit stations are much less common than that of the general issues for bus routes transfers in the previous chapter.
unissued remainders of books of this ticket are known: $15.00 per book



B63 - Fifth Avenue Route
to
BMT 36th Street Station - after hours West End Local 

 

   This issue needs confirmation. It is believed this ticket allowed transfer of a paying passenger on the southbound (toward Fort Hamilton) B63 bus boarding between Pacific Street and 36th Street to a continued ride on the BMT Subway (southbound) TT West End Local.

   The BMT 36st Street Station at one time served the Sea Beach Line , the West End Line , and the Fourth Avenue Line , and earlier on, even the Culver Line. So it is not known at this time if this ticket was for a connection to one or all of the lines at this station. Either of these lines are applicable to fill the definition of "BMT southbound".

   Upon examining the transfer, we see the hours stated on the ticket, "between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m." From this, it can be presumed this ticket was to allow passenger travel when one of the rapid transit services was curtailed for late evening / early morning hours, and when passenger traffic was insufficient enough to warrant full length / full time service.


   Furthermore, the fine print specifies the ticket was only good on trips toward Fort Hamilton to a passenger paying a cash fare when boarding between Pacific and 36th Streets. I
n referencing old subway maps of that era reflect that operating during those hours, the West End Line offered the TT Local.

   And, while the 36th Street Station was a through station for all other lines, it was the northern terminal for the which was the West End Local between 36th Street and Coney Island, and only operated between the hours of 8:00 pm and 5:30 am, which coincides exactly with the times listed on this transfer.

So in all likelihood, this ticket might have been issued to continue a passengers southward travel when only this Local was operating.
5-32 (buff) 5-58
Valid for a Continuing Trip on the Rapid Transit Lines at 36th Street Station BMT Division (southbound) between 8 p.m. and 5:30 am only.

Special Transfers for continued trip from bus routes to rapid transit stations are much less common than that of the general issues for bus routes transfers in the previous chapter.
As such, these tickets can be prices at $3.00 - $4.00 each, with selvage. 

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B-35 - Church Avenue Route to Rapid Transit (Subway) at either
BMT Sea Beach
Line at the Ninth Avenue Station;
or the
BMT Culver Line
Line at Church Avenue Station


   These next issues, were to allow bus passengers a continuing ride from the B-35 bus route to the BMT Sea Beach  Line at the Ninth Avenue Station; or BMT Culver Line Line at Church Avenue Station.

   This service was instituted upon the cessation of Culver Shuttle service between these two stations and lines.

   Usage of these transfers were only applicable between those stations.
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(yellow stripe) "C"
B-35 Church Avenue Route
Valid for Continuing Ride on Rapid Transit Lines at Church Avenue Station
(Culver Line - F train)
(blue stripe) "N"
B-35 Church Avenue Route
Valid for Continuing Ride on Rapid Transit Lines at Ninth Avenue Station

(Sea Beach Line, then B, now D train)
both uncommon: $10.00 - $15.00





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