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The Catalog of Transit Fiscal Ephemera & Exonumia from the City of the New York
(pre-MetroCard)
featuring the collections of George S. Cuhaj & Philip M. Goldstein

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Understanding the value of surface transfers



They are prodigious:

   Obviously, each bus route was issued several books of transfers, daily. Depending on the established traffic for that particular route, it could be as little as two books for a 12 hour shift) for a shuttle line, or several books for heavily traveled through routes. Most transfer ticket books were printed with 50 tickets in a book; however 25 ticket books are seen and depending on the route.

   These books of transfers were issued each day of the calender year: that is 365 days if you do not know how many days are in a year. Multiply this number, by the usual standard of two colors of issue: one color for each direction for a single route. You are now talking a minimum of 730 tickets of each date PER route PER year.

   Now, multiply that number by the total number of routes in the Five Boroughs. About an average of 75 to 80 routes per borough would be a fair estimate. That comes to 58,400 transfers.

   Factor in additional special transfers in multiple colors, and the total number of possible transfer grows exponentially.

   Some routes did not exist at certain periods - so a particular route may not be available in one year, but was a few years later, while another was abolished. 

   An attempt to make a "set" from issued tickets, is statistically (and financially) a very difficult thing to accomplish, unless you are fortunate enough to locate a control set. A control set was used by depots and by accounting department to check the validity of a questionable transfer. Believe me, while not common, attempts at counterfeiting transfers were not unheard of. 

   These control sets were usually issued on the first of the year.  A control set would have an example from all five boroughs from the same day.. This is something even the most earnest collectors could not achieve as it would require visiting every single depot within the five boroughs in a very small specific time frame to acquire a complete range of routes for that single day.

   But except for a control set, it also explains why there are so many whole books available for sale. After their printed issue date, they were no longer good, and so were discarded, even if unused. If 100 books were printed for a particular route for a particular day, at 25 transfers per book = 2500 transfers total. But if only 500 transfers were issued in one direction for the entire day, then there would be 80 books to dispose of. That leaves 2000 unused transfers, still in books, unused. And usually, they went into a paper recycling dumpster behind the bus depot. 

   Which is why surface transfers are plentiful and available in so many varieties and issue dates. And which is why they should be extremely cheap. 

So; how much should you pay?

   Some collectors and / or dealers acquired vast quantities of transfer books in the manner of dumpster diving; while others that were employed by the NYCTA and now retired; saved and accumulated them before they hit the dumpster. Totes and milk crate-fuls of transfer books. Of which, these thousands and thousands of books are still being sold and dispersed 30 years later. 

   When I first started collecting surface transfers around 2000, I was able to purchase individual transfers for around 25 to 40 cents a piece, and 2 to 3 dollars for a complete book. Every day of the week and twice on Sunday. As part of my OCD, I recorded the price and serial number of every transfer acquired, whether individually or in a group.

   Now, within the last few years there has been a dramatic rise in pricing on eBay in regards to these transfers. Sellers are asking $3.99, $5.99, even $9.99 each, and even higher! For 1990's bus transfers! Books? $25 and higher. This pricing greatly exceeds the rate of inflation. And there is no shortage of them, so it's not about supply and demand. A transfer that I would have purchased in 2000 for 40 cents, would now sell at 63 cents, adjusted for the rate of inflation. A $1.00 transfer? would be $1.56.  So why are sellers asking the prices they are? Are they worth this?

Absolutely NOT. Do not be fooled into even thinking this for a single moment!

   If one merely takes the time, look through the amount of auctions relating to NYCTA bus transfers (they only list the previous 90 days), and you will see the same thing I do. There are hundreds if not thousands of them out there, so they are obviously not rare. And frankly, there is not much demand, as it is a very specialized area. So why the jump in prices? 

   In one and a legitimate aspect, eBay fees. EBay has made it unprofitable and inconvenient to sell nickel and dime stuff cheaply. What used to be an online marketplace / garage sale / flea market, is now a boutique shop with antique store prices. In another, shipping. eBay has made it difficult to negotiate on shipping. They suggest a particular service and offer it to the seller as part of the sales package. Most of the time it is a standard flat rate first class mail with tracking number. 

   A first class stamp costs 55 cents. Do I really need tracking on a $1.00 item? Not it my opinion. If it isn't rare and easily replaceable, I can buy another. But a lot of eBay sellers are afraid of the their shipments getting lost and then having to refund the money. So eBay packages the shipping label program with the sellers account and charges for it. And a seller is not overly enthusiastic to opt out of the all-in-one sales format and go the extra mile to just jam a transfer in a plain white envelope with a 55 cent stamp. They want to click, print and ship. While this works for normal sales, it does not apply or work for cheap under $2 - 3 dollar items. And do not let an seller try to shuck and jive you into an excuse of "there is my cost in gas, and time of having to go to the post office, printer ink, stationery, yada yada yada.). Postal carriers pick up these pre-paid pre-labeled ready to go envelopes packages. 

   I have found the some sellers are willing to take the time upon an email, to adjust shipping accordingly. Believe it or not, newer sellers are more sympathetic to this than older established sellers. They cannot be bothered. 

   I also have caught several sellers charging $3.99 shipping with tracking, and when the package comes in, the transfer (or other cheap item) is a plain white envelope wrapped in plain white piece of 8 1/2 x 11" paper that doubles as a receipt, with a 55 cent stamp. On yes they did. Not once, but twice - the same seller. Usually this is easily rectified with a quick message stating this. One seller first would not respond to my messages. An eBay claim resulted in a very fast refund. Honestly, who pays attention when the package arrives? Most of the time we are so eager to open it and revel in our new acquisition. I'm no different, so pay attention to your postage label!

   Unfortunately, and in most cases, this outlandish pricing falls in the more prosaic category; plain and simple GREED. Some sellers in an attempt to cash in quick, and out-priced the objects; because selling one transfer at one time for $10 beats trying to selling 25 transfers at 40 cents each over tens of months, or years. 

   And since most collectors only need one example for their "set", and do not need duplicates; so the remainder of the transfers, and there is quite a lot; sit on eBay unsold. 

   Sellers need to understand this. Some think they are being low-balled, but thats not the case. These transfer are cheap and plentiful. They need to be sold as such. As a seller, if you don't have time or wherewithal to market accordingly sell them at a reasonable price to someone who will. Buyers, should not fall into their trap and think otherwise.

    


Design Types:

   As with the streetcar line transfers on the previous page, this next generation of transfers came about sometime in the late 1930's (1938?). These were vertical format, similar to the streetcar transfers of same age; but instead of an hourly listing, these have simple AM and PM at the bottom. The PM is on a perforated tear off tab at the bottom. If the transfer was issued in the morning, the PM stub was torn off, making the transfer valid for use only in the morning hours.

   If you take note, these early bus route transfers lack the borough prefix letter & route number that is in use and we have come to know so well. As best as I can discern, the prefix letter number system did not get implemented until April (?) 1948. That is the earliest bus transfer I have that shows the prefix letter / route number nomenclature.

  

   Information is also lacking as to whether all the bus routes throughout the entire city had this system implemented at once, or whether it was instituted in phases. If you know, I would certain like to hear from you at brghtnbchexp@aol.com

   As for the various designs of transfer, in general you have four distinct style of bus route transfers:


Board of Transportation & New York City Transit Authority
Type 1:Type 2:Type 3Type 4:Type 5:Type 6A & Type 6B:
nomenclature:without borough prefix / route number
with route description
with borough prefix / route number
with route description
with borough prefix / route number
with route description
with borough prefix / route number
without route description
with borough prefix / route number
without route description
with borough prefix / route number
without route description
format:am / pmam / pm am / pm hourly hourlyhourly
colors:buff & green paperbuff, green, orange, purple, red paperbuff paper
with blue, yellow, orange, pink
horizontal stripe
mid ticket to
denote direction of travel
blue & orange paperbuff paper
with blue, orange horizontal stripe
mid ticket to denote direction of travel
(possibly other colores as well)
blue & orange paper
notes:"Omnibus Route" and
Route Designation at top


NYCTS
B. B. Corp
different issuing agencies:
BOT-NYCTS
NYCTS
BMT Bus Division
NYCTA

small borough prefix letter,
parallel hours separate by bus and word "transfer"
large borough prefix letter,
staggered hours separated by staggered lines
large borough prefix letter,
staggered hours separated by staggered lines

subtype A = M logo
subtype B =   logo
usage dates:institution of internal combustion bus
to ca.1948
ca. 1948 to September 12, 1982ca. 1978 to September 12, 1982September 13, 1982 to ca.1991April 1992? to ?ca. 1991 to end of use of paper transfer (July or August 1997?

Type 1:Type 2:Type 3Type 4:Type 5:Type 6A and Type 6B:
values:uncommon
$1.50 to $3.00
with 10% for special issues from low traffic routes, i.e:
Plum Beach / Manhattan Beach and generic special issues etc.

complete books; $25.00 per book
very common
$1.25 to $1.50

$12.00 - $15.00 per book is fair for issues dated 1950-1970;
and
$7.50 to $10.00 per book for dates 1970-1982.
uncommon as individuals
$2.00 to $3.00

complete books common; $20.00 per book
extremely common by route and date; including private / independent bus lines
No more than .75 cents to $1.00 each with selvage.

Complete books are not worth sum of transfers, no more than $10.00 per book
very uncommon as individuals
$5.00 to $10.00

complete books unknown at this time
extremely common by route and date; including private / independent bus lines
No more than .75 cents to $1.00 each with selvage.

Complete books are not worth sum of transfers, no more than $10.00 per book
25% premium for special dates, 100% premium for last day of service on that route.
Brooklyn
Bronx
Manhattan
Queens
Richmond (Staten Island)
Brooklyn
Brooklyn Surface to Rapid
Bronx (MaBSTOA)
Bronx Surface to Rapid
Manhattan
Queens
Richmond (Staten Island)
Brooklyn
Bronx
Manhattan
Queens

Staten Island
Brooklyn
Bronx
Manhattan
Queens
Richmond (Staten Island)

Statue of Liberty 100th Ann'y
Express Buses
Brooklyn
Bronx
Manhattan
Queens
Richmond (Staten Island)
Brooklyn
Bronx
Manhattan
Queens

Staten Island
Express Buses


Independent Operators (by borough)


BronxBrooklynManhattanQueensStaten Island
 Surface TranportationCommand BusBoard of Transportation - 
     Queens Bus Division
Jamaica Buses
North Shore Bus
Queens Nassau Bus
Queens Surface Corp
Queens Transit
Steinway Transit
Triboro Coach

New York City Transit Authority


Type 1 Bus “Route” Transfers without prefix & route number - am / pm format, colored paper
inception to ca. 1948


intentionally left blank
A-28
Special Transfer
Ave U Gerritsen Beach Route
Brooklyn Bus Corp
A-29
Special Transfer
Avenue U Route
Brooklyn Bus Corp
A-30
Special Transfer
Avenue U Route
Brooklyn Bus Corp
E-18
Transfer (AB)
Crescent Street Route (B13)
Brooklyn Bus Corp
11-SPEC
Coney Island Avenue Shuttle Bus
BOT / NYCTS / BMT Surface
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C-6
Special Transfer
15th Street - Erie Basin Route
NYCTS
C-6
Special Transfer
Flatbush Ave - Avenue R Route
Brooklyn Bus Corp
Continuing Trip
Fulton Street Route
NYCTS
E-54
Feeder Ticket
Gates Avenue Route
NYCTS
C-13
Special Transfer
Hamilton Avenue Route
NYCTS

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.
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E-25
Transfer (A)
Kings Highway-
Saratoga Ave. Route (B7)
Brooklyn Bus Corp
E-26
Transfer (B)
Kings Highway-
Saratoga Ave. Route (B7)
A25 or A26
Special Transfer
Manhattan Beach Route

Brooklyn Bus Corp
E-19
Transfer (AB)
Myrtle - Wyckoff Avenues Route (B18)
Brooklyn Bus Corp

Continuing Trip
New Lots Avenue Route
NYCTS
.


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E-28
Transfer (B)
Pitkin Avenue - Brownsville Route
Brooklyn Bus Corp
A-24
Transfer (A)
Plum and
Manhattan Beaches Route
Brooklyn Bus Corp
A-26
Special Transfer
Plum Beach Route
Brooklyn Bus Corp
A-27
Special Transfer
Plum Beach Route
Brooklyn Bus Corp

G-5
Feeder Ticket
Putnam Ave. Route
NYCTS
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A-34
Remsen Avenue Route (B17)
Brooklyn Bus Corp
J-8
Staten Island Ferry - Third Avenue - 60th Street Route (B9)
Brooklyn Bus Corp
 C-22
Continuing Trip
Third Avenue Route
NYCTS

uncommon; $2.50 to $4.00
with 10% for special issues from low traffic routes, i.e: (Plum Beach / Manhattan Beach and generic special issues etc)

complete books; $20 per book


"Type 2" Bus “Route” Transfers with prefix & route number - am / pm format, colored paper

ca. 1948 to ca. 1982

Letter (prefix) codes:
B = Brooklyn
Bx = the Bronx
M = Manhattan
Q = Queens
R = Richmond, replaced with S = Staten Island
X = Express



   Note that even after unification, bus transfers still carried an identifying subdivision: Brooklyn Bus, etc. Also, note that above the date of the above transfer, what we call a colloquially call a "bus", was referred to as an "omnibus" when they started to proliferate.

   Until September 12, 1982, all of the NYCTA transfers had a PM coupon on bottom that, if removed; meant that the transfer was only good for the morning.

   Oddly, we see Type 3 "Striped" Transfers coinciding with dates of the Type 2, so they apparently circulated alongside each other.

   All transfers below dated January 1, 1966 and from all routes operating on that date appear to be from a Master Set. This date is also coincidental as it was the first day of the Great Transit Strike that lasted 12 days, led to the arrest of Michael Quill the TWU founder and eight other union organizers; and culminated in the collective bargaining agreement for the Transit Workers Union. 

   It also appears the Brooklyn issues transfer are more prolific, with several revision dates seen in the upper right corner. These revisions could be most obvious such as added or removed transfer points, but some are very inconspicuous. As such, there are more varieties. Where several transfers of similar type are shown, varieties / revisions are noted.

   Other considerations are: the color of the green transfers are known to fade over time and appear buff. Caution is to be used when collecting. 



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5-3 (buff) 5-60
B-1 Manhattan Beach Route
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
 (green) 5-60
B-1 Manhattan Beach Route
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
5KC-1 Special Transfer (red) 8-65
B-1 Manhattan Beach Route
Kingsborough Community College
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division 
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6-10 (buff) 1-58
B-2 Flatbush Ave.- Ave. R Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
6-11 (green) 1-58
B-2 Flatbush Ave.- Ave. R Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
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6-1 (buff) Q-1-50
B-3 Avenue U Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
6-7 (buff) 5-60
B-3 Avenue U Route
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
6-8 (green) 5-60
B-3 Avenue U Route
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
.
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J-1 (purple) T-11-45
B-4 Bay Ridge Parkway Route
NYCTS
5-1 (buff) A-7-53
B-4 Bay Ridge Parkway Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
5-2 (green) A-7-53
B-4 Bay Ridge Parkway Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
.
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6-1 (buff) 11-58
B-5 Kings Highway Route
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
5-9 (buff) 7-63
B-5 Kings Highway Route
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
5-10 (green) 5-60
B-5 Kings Highway Route
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
.
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B-6 Bay Parkway
Avenue J Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
(note the serif J)
(Utica Ave location has more information)

5-17 (buff) 1-57
B-6 Bay Parkway
Avenue J Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
(note the serif J)

5-18 (green) 7-63
B-6 Bay Parkway
Avenue J Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
.
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6-1 (buff) 7-63
B-7 Kings Highway-
Saratoga Ave. Route
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
6-2 (green) 7-63
B-7 Kings Highway-
Saratoga Ave. Route
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
.
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5-6 (green) A-7-53
B-8 18th Ave.- Foster Ave Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
5-5 (buff) 9-56
B-8 18th Ave.- Foster Ave Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
5-6 (green) 9-56
B-8 18th Ave.- Foster Ave Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
.
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5-7 (buff) A-7-53
B-9 60th Street Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
5-8 (green) A-7-53
B-9 60th Street Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
.
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6-26 (green) Q-1-50
B-10 New Lots Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
3-22 (buff) 3-65
B-10 New Lots Avenue Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
3-23 (green) 3-65
B-10 New Lots Avenue Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
.
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4-17 (buff) 5-60
B-11 49th Street 53rd Street Route

NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
4-18 (green) 5-60
B-11 49th Street 53rd Street Route
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
.
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3-45 (buff) A-6-55
B-12 East New York Ave. Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
3-46 (green) B-12-55
B-12 East New York Ave. Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division

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1-1 (buff) 5-60
B-13 Crescent Street Route
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
1-2 (green) 5-60
B-13 Crescent Street Route
NYCTA Brooklyn Bus Division
.
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3-3 (buff) A-7-53
B-14 Pitkin Avenue Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division
3-4 (green) A-7-53
B-14 Pitkin Avenue Route
NYCTA BMT Bus Division

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4-33 (buff) N-6-52
B-16 Ft. Hamilton Parkway Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-34 (green) N-6-52
B-16 Ft. Hamilton Parkway Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-33 (buff) A-7-52
B-16 Ft. Hamilton Parkway Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
4-34 (green) B65
B-16 Ft. Hamilton Parkway Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
.
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6-27 (buff) N-7-52
B-17 Remsen Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
6-28 (green) N-7-52
B-17 Remsen Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
6-27 (buff) A-7-53
B-17 Remsen Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-28 (green) G-10-54
B-17 Remsen Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
..
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2-14 (buff) A-6-55
B-18 Wyckoff Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
2-15 (green) A-6-55
B-18 Wyckoff Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
.
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1-3 (buff) 5-60
B-20 Decatur Street Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
1-4 (green) 5-60
B-20 Decatur Street Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division


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5-11 (buff) 5-60
B-21 Brighton Beach Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
5-12 (green) 5-60
B-21 Brighton Beach Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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3-5 (buff) A-1-55
B-22 Atlantic Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
3-6 (green) 7-63
B-22 Atlantic Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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4-11 (buff) 9-56
B-23 Cortelyou Road Rout
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
4-12 (green) 6-58
B-23 Cortelyou Road Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division


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2-8 (buff) 7-63
B24 / 29 Greenpoint
Meeker Avenues Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
2-9 (green) 7-63
B24 / 29 Greenpoint
Meeker Avenues Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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3-7 (buff) 3-65
B-25 Fulton Street Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
3-8 (green) 3-65
B-25 Fulton Street Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division

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3-9 (buff) V-7-50
B-26 Putnam Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-2 (green) 11-56
B-26 Putnam Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
1-5 (buff) 3-65
B-26 Putnam Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
1-6 (green) 3-65
B-26 Putnam Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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2-10 (green) B-3-59
B-29 Meeker Avenue Shuttle Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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11-6 (buff) A-7-53
B-31 Gerritsen Beach Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-3 (buff) 5-60
B-31 Gerritsen Beach Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
6-4 (green) 5-60
B-31 Gerritsen Beach Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division

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4-3 (buff) N-6-52
B-33 Hamilton Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-4 (green) N-6-52
B-33 Hamilton Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-3 (buff) N-6-52
B-33 Hamilton Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
4-4 (green) C-3-54
B-33 Hamilton Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division


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11-16 (buff) G-3-49
B-34 Bay Ridge Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
11-17 (green) G-3-49
B-34 Bay Ridge Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
5-23 (buff) 5-56
B-34 Bay Ridge Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
5-24 (green) A-7-53
B-34 Bay Ridge Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
Both of these are marked "Last Day" which was the last day of operation of the
Bay Ridge Avenue Line trolley; yet are marked "route" which was usually
so marked to denote internal combustion engine bus service.
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4-9 (buff) 9-56
B-35 Church Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
4-10 (green) 12-56
B-35 Church Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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5-13 (buff) 5-60
B-36 Surf Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
5-14 (green) 5-60
B-36 Surf Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
5KC-2 Special Transfer (purple) 8-65
B-36 Surf Avenue Route
Kingsborough Community College
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
5KC-3 Special Transfer (pink) 8-65
B-36 Surf Avenue Route
Kingsborough Community College
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
 

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4-8 (green) 5-60
B-37 Third Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division

4-7 (buff) 12-64
B-37 Third Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
4-8 (green) 5-60
B-37 Third Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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4-26 (buff) M-6-52
B-38 DeKalb Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-26 (green) N-6-52
B-38 DeKalb Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-26 (green) A-1-56
B-38 DeKalb Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
1-7 (buff) 5-60
B-38 DeKalb Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
1-8 (green) 5-60
B-38 DeKalb Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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(green)
B-39 Williamsburgh Bridge Route

BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
2-13 (green) A-6-55
B-39 Williamsburgh Bridge Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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3-35 (buff) 7-63
B-40 Ralph Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
3-36 (green) D-6-54
B-40 Ralph Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
.
6-16 (buff) N-7-1952
B-41 Flatbush Ave. Route
(East 71st St. Branch)
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
6-15 (buff) A-7-53
B-41 Flatbush Ave. Route
(Avenue U Branch)
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-16 (buff) A-7-1953
B-41 Flatbush Ave. Route
(East 71st St. Branch)
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-15 (buff) 7-63
B-41 Flatbush Ave. Route
(Avenue U Branch)
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-16 (buff) 7-63
B-41 Flatbush Ave. Route
(East 71st St. Branch)
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-17 (green) B-3-63
B-41 Flatbush Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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6-24 (buff) N-7-52
B-42 Rockaway Parkway Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-24 (buff) A-7-53
B-42 Rockaway Parkway Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-29 (buff) G-4-51
B-42 Rockaway Parkway Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
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6-19 (buff) A-7-53
B-44 Nostrand Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-19 (buff) 3-65
B-44 Nostrand Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-20 (green) B-12-53
B-44 Nostrand Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-20 (green) 3-65
B-44 Nostrand Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division

6-23 (green) M-7-52
B-44 Nostrand Avenue
Holy Cross Shuttle Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
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3-1 (buff) 5-60
B-45 St. Johns Place Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
3-2 (green) 3-2
B-45 St. Johns Place Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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6-21 (buff) 7-63
B-46 Utica Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-22 (green) -54
B-46 Utica Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-22 (green) 1-57
B-46 Utica Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-22 (green) 7-63
B-46 Utica Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division

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3-11 (buff) 3-65
B-47 Tompkins Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
3-12 (green) 3-65
B-47 Tompkins Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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H-31 (buff) H-12-47
B-48 Lorimer Street Route
NYCTS
2-16 (buff) 3-65
B-48 Lorimer Street Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
2-17 (green) 3-65
B-48 Lorimer Street Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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11-13 (buff) A-7-53
B-49 Ocean Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
6-5 (buff) 7-63
B-49 Ocean Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
6-6 (green) 7-63
B-49 Ocean Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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(green)
B-50 McDonald Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
This transfer is rather unique,
as the McDonald Avenue trolley line was still in operation.
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4-21 (buff) N-6-52
B-52 Gates Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
1-9 (buff) 3-65
B-52 Gates Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
4-22 (buff) N-6-52
B-52 Gates Avenue Route

BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
1-10 (green) 3-65
B-52 Gates Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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1-11 (buff) 5-60
B-53 Metropolitan Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
1-12 (green) 5-60
B-53 Metropolitan Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division

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1-13 (buff) 3-65
B-54 Myrtle Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
1-14 (green) 3-65
B-54 Myrtle Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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1-15 (buff) 5-60
B-55 Richmond Hill Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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3-13 (buff) A-5-48
B-56 Jamaica Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
3-13 (buff) A-7-53
B-56 Jamaica Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
3-14 (green) A-7-53
B-56 Jamaica Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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12-9 (buff) R-2-50
B-57 Flushing Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
1-17 (buff) 5-60
B-57 Flushing Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
1-18 (green) 5-60
B-57 Flushing Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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1-19 (buff) 1-61
B-58 Corona Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
1-20 (green) 1-61
B-58 Corona Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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2-3 (buff) 6-58
B-59 Grand Street Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
2-4 (green) 6-58
B-59 Grand Street Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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6-5 (buff) 9-56
B-60 Wilson Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
3-15 (buff) 5-60
B-60 Wilson Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
3-16 (green) 5-60
B-60 Wilson Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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2-1 (buff) 7-63
B-61 Crosstown Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
2-2 (green) 7-63
B-61 Crosstown Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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2-18 (buff) 7-63
B-62 Graham Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
2-19 (green) 5-65
B-62 Graham Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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4-19 (buff) 12-64
B-63 Fifth Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
4-20 (green) 5-60
B-63 Fifth Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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9-7 (buff) A-5-48
B-64 Eighty-Sixth Street Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
11-10 (buff) A-7-53
B-64 Eighty-Sixth Street Route

NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
5-15 (buff) 5-60
B-64 Eighty-Sixth Street Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
9-8 (green) A-5-43
B-64 Eighty-Sixth Street Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
5-14 (buff) 5-60
B-64 Eighty-Sixth Street Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
5-16 (green) 5-60
B-64 Eighty-Sixth Street Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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3-9 (buff) 3-65
B-65 Bergen Street Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
3-10 (green) 3-65
B-65 Bergen Street Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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4-29 (buff) _-54
B-67 Seventh Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
4-29 (buff) 7-63
B-67 Seventh Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
4-30 (green) O-12-52
B-67 Seventh Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-30 (green) 12-56
B-67 Seventh Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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(buff)
B-68 Coney Island Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
5-19 (buff)
B-68 Coney Island Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
5-20 (green)
B-68 Coney Island Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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4-5 (buff) M-5-52
B-69 Vanderbilt Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-5 (buff) 12-56
B-69 Vanderbilt Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
4-6 (green) 7-63
B-69 Vanderbilt Avenue Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-6 (green) 7-63
B-69 Vanderbilt Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
4-6 (green) 7-63
B-69 Vanderbilt Avenue Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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4-1 (buff) 5-60
B-70 Eighth Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
4-2 (green) 5-60
B-70 Eighth Avenue Route
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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4-13 (buff) M-5-52
B-71 Union Street Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-13 (buff) A-7-53
B-71 Union Street Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
4-14 (green) M-5-52
B-71 Union Street Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-14 (green) A-7-53
B-71 Union Street Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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1-11 (buff) A-7-53
B-74 Norton's Point
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
5-21 (buff) 5-60
B-74 Norton's Point
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
5-22 (green) 5-60
B-74 Norton's Point
NYCTA
Brooklyn Bus Division
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4-31 (buff) N-1-53
B-75 Smith Street Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-31 (buff) 12-56
B-75 Smith Street Route

NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
4-32 (green) N-6-52
B-75 Smith Street Route
BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-32 (green) N-6-52
B-75 Smith Street Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
4-32 (green) 12-56
B-75 Smith Street Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
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4-15 (buff) N-6-52
B-77 Lorraine Street Route

BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-15 (buff) F-9-54
B-77 Lorraine Street Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
4-15 (buff) N-1-53
B-77 Lorraine Street Route

BOT NYCTS
BMT Division - Surface Lines
4-16 (green) F-9-54
B-77 Lorraine Street Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division

common; $1.25 to $1.50 with selvage. Again, complete books are plentiful; and not worth the sum of 25 transfers. 

$12.00 - $15.00 per book is fair for issues date 1950-1970; and $7.50 to $10.00 per book for dates 1970-1982.

   This next issue, was to allow a bus passenger a continuing ride from a bus route to the IND Subway High Street Station towards Manhattan. This transfer enabled bus passengers to cross the East River towards Manhattan, when trolley service was eliminated March 6, 1950 from the Brooklyn Bridge; and since a bus exceeded height and weight restrictions for the Bridge. 

"In addition, similar trolley transfers were provided at High Street – Brooklyn Bridge, at the Brooklyn end of the bridge. The Myrtle Avenue Line west of Broadway closed on October 3, 1969, and the transfer was replaced with one to the B54 bus route, which ran under the line. The transfers at High Street – Brooklyn Bridge were discontinued at some point, but the B54 transfer remained for a long time."

   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 Type 2 and Type 4 tickets below..


Surface Transit (Bus) to Rapid Transit (Subway) Transfer - High Street
(all years)
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SP-1
Valid for a ride on the IND. Subway at High Street Station
Good only to Broadway Nassau 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.



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   This next special transfer allowed bus passengers of the B54, B67 and B75 routes to transfer to the IND Subway as Jay Street Borough Hall.These B54 bus route specifically replaced the rapid transit service of the of Myrtle Avenue Elevated following cessation of that service.

   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.

Surface Transit (Bus) to Rapid Transit (Subway) Transfer - Jay Street / Borough Hall

MR-1
Valid for a Continuing Trip of Rapid Transit Lines at Jay St. - Boro Hall Station to Broadway - Nassau St. 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. 

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Special Transfer - undetermined use, Brooklyn Buses

    The following is a special transfer for an as yet undetermined use; but appears to be a generic issue for transfer to bus routes; possible from one of the subway lines: Brighton, Culver or Sea Beach. 


KP-1
common; $1.00 - $1.50 each, with selvage. 

complete books regularly seen for sale; $15.00






Bx55X Transfers - unknown usage

ca. November 1960

   The actual purpose of these next transfers are unknown. The Bx55X is listed as a bus line that replaced the Bronx portion of the Elevated Third Avenue Line. However, the Third Avenue Elevated Line in the Bronx did not cease operating until April 29, 1973. These tickets have a printers date of 11-60 (November 1960).
   
   NYCTA nomenclature at that time would have allowed the use of the X suffix to denote a limited bus service, while not truly fitting into the service description of the latter express bus routes.  Furthermore, being a bus route in the Bronx, this should fall under the subsidiary of MaBSTOA (Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transportation Authority); but MaBSTOA was not created until 1962. Therefore the 11-60 dating is most likely accurate as an issue date not just as a printers plate design date.

   If in fact these transfers were issued after 1973, then this bus route would have only stopped at the former Third Avenue Elevated Stations in the Bronx (from south to north):

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.



   If you have any clue as to their actual purpose, please feel free to contact me at bedt14@aol.com
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Bronx (MaBSTOA) - Special Issues



M1, M2A, M7, M10
5 9/16" x 2"



5 1/2" x 2 1/16"
Valid for a Continuing Ride on Rapid Transit Lines
at Gun Hill Rd. and White Plains Rd.
Valid for a Continuing Ride on Rapid Transit Lines
at 149 St, and Third Ave.
or
161 St. and River Ave.

..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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New York City Omnibus Corporation


Spring & Delancy Streets Line
NewYork City Omnibus Corp
one of the rare cases where the "Line" is actually refering to a bus route.
The New York City Omnibus Corporation was formed in 1926 (not to be confused with the The Omnibus Corp). The NYCO Corp introduced new bus lines to replace those streetcar lines being withdrawn by the New York Railways Corp beginning 1935, and of which NYCO Corp also owned. In 1954, NYCO Corp purchased the Fifth Avenue Coach Company, from the Omnibus Corp and renamed itself as Fifth Avenue Coach Lines on May 14, 1956. As acquired was Surface Transportation  Corp (owned by Third Avenue Railway) on December 17, 1956; and created an operating subsidiery "Surface Transit Inc. The copmany went bankrupt in 1962, and bus services were taken over by the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority.

NYCTA Manhattan Bus Division

M-3 (buff)
M-3 49th - 50th Sts. Route
(to routes of New York City Omnibus Corp listed)

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NYCTA Manhattan Bus Division set
(believed to be incomplete)
M-1 (buff)
M-1 Madison - Chambers Route
NYCTA
M-3 (buff)
M-3 49th - 50th Sts. Route
NYCTA
M-7 (buff)
M-7 65th Street Crosstown Route
BOT-NYCTS
M-7 (buff)
M-7 65th Street Route
NYCTA
M-11-S (buff)
M-11 York Avenue Route
NYCTA
M-11-N (orange)
M-11 York Avenue Route
NYCTA
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M-13-N (green)
M-13 First Ave. Route
BOT-NYCTS
M-13-X (buff)
M-13-15 Journal Bus Route
NYCTA
M-15-S (buff)
M-15 First-Second Aves. Route
NYCTA
M-13-N (green)
M-15 First-Second Aves. Route
NYCTA

Transfers of this style for the routes in Manhattan are not as common as Brooklyn. This may be due in part to the control of most northern routes by MaBSTOA. $2.00.50 to $2.50 with selvage.
Again, complete books known and not worth the sum of 25 transfers. $15.00 - $17.50 per book is fair for issues date 1950-1970; and $8.0 to $10.00 per book for dates 1970-1982.



Board of Transportation - Queens Bus Division
Outbound Inbound

uncommon - $7.50 - $10.00


NYCTA Queens Bus Division

   Note the placement of the word "Route" in the description. All other borough issues have the word Route at the end, i.e.: B-68 - Coney Island Avenue Route.

   With these Queens issues however, the word Route preceeds the description: Route Q-1 - Hillside Avenue. The reason for this is unknown.
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J-1 (buff)
Route Q-1 Hillside Avenue
J-2 (green)
Route Q-1 Hillside Avenue
J-3 (buff)
Route Q-2 Hillside Avenue - Hollis
J-4 (green)
Route Q-2 Hillside Avenue - Hollis
J-5 (buff)
Route Q-3 Jamaica - Hollis
J-6 (green)
Route Q-3 Jamaica - Hollis
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J-7 (buff)
Route Q-3A Jamaica - 114th Avenue
J-8 (green)
Route Q-3A Jamaica - 114th Avenue
J-9 (buff)
Route Q-4 Jamaica -
Cambria Heights
J-10 (green)
Route Q-4 Jamaica -
Cambria Heights
J-11 (buff)
Route Q-4A Merrick Blvd. -
120th. Ave.
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J-12 (buff)
Route Q-5 Merrick Blvd.
J-13 (green)
Route Q-5 Merrick Blvd.
J-14 (buff)
Route Q-5A Merrick Blvd.
J-15 (green)
Route Q-5A Merrick Blvd.
F-1 (buff)
Route Q-12 Flushing - Little Neck
F-2 (green)
Route Q-12 Flushing - Little Neck
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F-28 (buff)
Route Q-12A Little Neck Parkway
F-29 (green)
Route Q-12A Little Neck Parkway
F-3 (buff)
Route Q-13 Flushing - Bayside
F-4 (green)
Route Q-13 Flushing - Bayside
F-5 (buff)
Route Q-14 Flushing - Whitestone
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F-6 (buff)
Route Q-15 Flushing - Beechhurst
F-7 (green)
Route Q-15 Flushing - Beechhurst
F-8 (buff)
Route Q-16 Flushing - Clearview - Fort Totten
F-9 (green)
Route Q-16 Flushing - Clearview - Fort Totten
J-30 (buff)
Route Q-17 Flushing - 188th St - Jamaica
J-31 (green)
Route Q-17 Flushing - 188th St - Jamaica
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F-26 (buff)
Q-27 Flushing - Rosewood
F-27 (green)
Q-27 Flushing - Rosewood
F-15 (buff)
Q-28 Flushing - Bayside West
F-16 (green)
Q-28 Flushing - Bayside West
F-17 (buff)
Q-31 Bayside - West Jamaica Connection
F-18 (green)
Q-31 Bayside - West Jamaica Connection
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J-18 (buff)
Q-36 Hillside - Jamaica Aves.
J-19 (green)
Q-36 Hillside - Jamaica Avenue
J-20 (buff)
Q-42 177th Street
J-21 (buff)
Q-43 Hillside - City Line
J-22 (green)
Q-43 Hillside - City Line
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F-22 (buff)
Route Q-44 Bronx - Jamaica
F-23 (green)
Route Q-44 Bronx - Jamaica
F-31 (buff)
Route Q-44 Flushing Shuttle
F-32 (green)
Route Q-44 Flushing Shuttle
F-19 (buff)
Route Q-44A Union Turnpike
F-20 (green)
Route Q-44A Union Turnpike






F-30 (buff)
Route Q-44B Malba Shuttle
57
Route Q/44 - Bronx - Jamaica
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F-21 (green)
Route Q-44 VP
Vleigh Place
J-28 (green)
Route Q-75
73rd Avenue
J-29 (buff)
Route Q-75 73rd Avenue
J-27 (buff)
Rosedale Shuttle
J-24 (buff)
Laurelton Shuttle
J-25 (green)
Laurelton Shuttle

.$1.25 to $1.50 with selvage. Again, complete books are plentiful; and not worth the sum of 25 transfers. $12.00 - $15.00 per book is fair for issues date 1950-1970; and $7.50 to $10.00 per book for dates 1970-1982.
Identification Checks are more uncommon, $2.50-$4.00 with selvage.

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Q49 continuation ticket to Queens Boulevard Station.
In 1977, the three stops east of Queens Boulevard station were closed, and it became temporary terminal for the Jamaica Avenue Line. Queens Boulevard was closed on April 15, 1985, when the line was cut back to 121st Street, with the Q49 bus (created to replace the eastern section of the line) replacing it. The Q49 bus was discontinued when the rest of the Jamaica Line was connected to the Archer Avenue Subway Extension in 1988

uncommon; $5.00 - $7.50 without selvage / 7.50 - $10.00 with selvage.

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Staten Island Bus Division
Note, that the earlier era of transfers used an R prefix to denote Richmond (the borough)
This was later (unknown date) changed to S, as no self respecting New Yorker referred to it as anything other than Staten Island!

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SI-1 (buff)
R-1 Richmond Terrace Route
NYCTA
SI-2 (green)
R-1 Richmond Terrace Route
NYCTA
SI-3 (green)
R-1 Richmond Terrace Route
NYCTA
SI-64 (buff)
R-1 Richmond Terrace Route
NYCTA
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SI-4 (green)
R-2 Bay Street Route
NYCTA
SI-5 (green)
R-2 Bay Street Route
NYCTA
SI-65 (buff)
R-2 Bay Street Route
NYCTA
SI-66 (green)
R-2 Bay Street Route
NYCTA
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SI-6 (buff)
R-3 Castleton Avenue Route
NYCTA
SI-7 (buff)
R-3 Castleton Avenue Route
NYCTA
SI-8 (green)
R-3 Castleton Avenue Route
NYCTA
SI-9 (green)
R-3 Castleton Avenue Route
NYCTA
SI-10 (green)
R-4 Richmond Avenue Route
NYCTA
SI-11 (buff)
R-4 Richmond Avenue Route
NYCTA
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SI-12 (buff)
R-5 Jersey Street Route
NYCTA
SI-13 (green)
R-5 Jersey Street Route
NYCTA
R-6 Victory Blvd. Route
NYCTA
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SI-14 (buff)
R-6 Victory Blvd. -
Jewett Avenue Route
NYCTA
SI-15 (buff)
R-6 Victory Blvd. -
Jewett Avenue Route
NYCTA
SI-16 (green)
R-6 Victory Blvd. -
Jewett Avenue Route
NYCTA 
SI-17 (green)
R-6 Victory Blvd. -
Jewett Avenue Route
NYCTA
SI-61 (buff)
R-6 Victory Blvd. Grymes Hill Shuttle Route
NYCTA
SI-63 (buff)
R-6 Victory Blvd. -
Jewett Avenue Route
NYCTA
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SI-68 (buff)
R-7 Verrazano - Narrows Bridge Route
NYCTA
SI-69 (buff)
R-7 Verrazano - Narrows Bridge Route
NYCTA
SI-70 (green)
R-7 Verrazano - Narrows
Bridge Route
NYCTA
SI-18 (buff)
Brighton Ave. Route
NYCTA
SI-19 (green)
R-101 Brighton Ave. Route
NYCTA
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SI-20 (buff)
R-102 Henderson Ave. Route
NYCTA
SI-21 (buff)
R-102 Henderson Ave. Route
NYCTA
S1-22 (green)
R-102 Henderson Ave. Route
NYCTA
SI-23 (green)
R-102 Henderson Ave. Route
NYCTA
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SI-24 (buff)
R-103 Hylan Boulevard Route
NYCTA
SI-25 (buff)
R-103 Hylan Boulevard Route
NYCTA
SI-26 (green)
R-103 Hylan Boulevard Route
NYCTA
SI-27 (green)
R-103 Hylan Boulevard Route
NYCTA
SI-28 (buff)
R-103 Tompkins Ave. Route
NYCTA
SI-29 (green)
R-104 Tompkins Ave. Route
NYCTA
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SI-32 (buff)
R-106 Watchogue Road Route
NYCTA
SI-33 (buff)
R-106 Watchogue Road Route
NYCTA
SI-34 (green)
R-106 Watchogue Road Route
NYCTA
SI-35 (green)
R-106 Watchogue Road Route
NYCTA
.
.....SI-38 / R-107 ticket missing from setintentionally left blankintentionally left blank
SI-36 (buff)
R-107 Forest Ave. Route
NYCTA
SI-37 (buff)
R-107 Forest Ave. Route
NYCTA
SI-39 (green)
R-107 Forest Ave. Route
NYCTA
.
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
SI-40 (buff)
R-108-113 Richmond - Arthur Kill
Roads Route
NYCTA
SI-41 (green)
R-108-113 Richmond - Arthur Kill
Roads Route
NYCTA
SI-42 (green)
R-108-113 Richmond - Arthur Kill
Roads Route
NYCTA
SI-43 (green)
R-108-113 Richmond - Arthur Kill
Roads Route
NYCTA
.
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
SI-44 (buff)
R-109 Midland Beach Route
NYCTA
SI-45 (buff)
R-109 Midland Beach Route
NYCTA
SI-46 (green)
R-109 Midland Beach Route
NYCTA
SI-47 (green)
R-109 Midland Beach Route
NYCTA
.
intentionally left blank
SI-48 (buff)
R-110 Manor Road Route
NYCTA
SI-50 (buff)
R-111 Bradley Avenue Route
NYCTA
SI-51 (green)
R-111 Bradley Avenue Route
NYCTA
SI-53 (buff)
R-112 Victory Blvd. - Travis Route
NYCTA
SI-54 (green)
R-112 Victory Blvd. - Travis Route
NYCTA
.
intentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blank
SI-55 (buff)
R-117 New Dorp Lane Route
NYCTA
SI-56 (green)
R-117 New Dorp Lane Route
NYCTA

1950's - 1970's transfer issues from the Borough of Richmond "Staten Island" are not as widely known as Brooklyn or Queens; or perhaps even less than Manhattan.

$2.00 to $3.00 each with selvage. Complete books are not widely seen for older issues, and those books are worth equal to or slightly less than the sum of all transfers. ($2.00 x 25 = $60)




Type 3 - am/pm format, natural / buff paper with printed stripe

ca. 1978 - ca. September 1982


   Commencing sometime in 1978, the NYCTA also issued surface transfers in natural colored (undyed) pulp paper with a printed stripe across the face of the transfer,with stripes seen in both light blue, yellow, orange and pink. 

   This may have been an attempt to save on the added cost of the added process of dying the paper; because as we see by the Type 4 Hourly Transfers below, they have returned to the completely dyed paper issues once again.

   And oddly enough, we see Type 2 transfers issued with dates concurrent with the Type 3.

   At this time, these issues have not been seen for all routes city wide and are only known for certain depots in Brooklyn and Queens.


intentionally left blank.....
4-33 (yellow stripe)
B-16 Fort Hamilton Parkway
4-34 (pink stripe)
B-16 Fort Hamilton Parkway Route
4-35 (blue stripe)
B-16 Fort Hamilton Parkway
4-11 (yellow stripe)
B-23 Cortelyou Road Route
4-12 (blue stripe)
B-23 Cortelyou Road Route
.
.....
4-9 (yellow stripe)
B-35 Church Avenue Route
4-10 (blue stripe)
B-35 Church Avenue Route
5KC-2 (pink stripe)
B-36 Surf Avenue Route
Kingsborough Community College
4-7 (yellow stripe)
B-37 Third Avenue
4-8 (blue stripe)
B-37 Third Avenue
2-13 (buff w/ blue stripe) A-12-74
B-39 Williamsburgh Bridge Route
NYCTA
BMT Bus Division
.
4-19 (yellow stripe)
B-63 Fifth Avenue
4-20 (blue stripe)
B-63 Fifth Avenue
4-31 (yellow stripe)
B-75 Smith Street Route
4-32 (blue stripe)
B-75 Smith Street Route
4-15 (yellow stripe) 
Lorraine Street Route
4-16 (blue stripe)
Lorraine Street Route
.
intentionally left blankintentionally left blank
(yellow stripe)
B-35 Church Avenue Route
Valid for Continuing Ride on
Rapid Transit Lines at
Church Avenue Station (F Line)
(blue stripe)
B-35 Church Avenue Route
Valid for Continuing Ride on
Rapid Transit Lines at
Ninth Avenue Station

(then B, now D Line)





(blue stripe)
Route Q-17
Flushing-188th St. - Jamaica




   


SI-4 (blue stripe)
R-2 Bay Street Route


Type 4 - Bus "Route" Transfers - hourly format, colored paper

September 13, 1982 to ca.1991

   Return to the hourly format! 

   To minimize fraud, and / or multi-segment trips (when only two were allowed for as stipulated), the TA amended their rules by adding a 24 hour section to the top of the transfers (returning to the original method of timestamps as on the 1900-1920's transfers); and the expiration time reduced to one minute after last hour transfer was issued (when torn at appropriate time line).  This also required the addition of the following text:

“Do not accept this ticket if expiration time is less than one hour from the time you receive it.”


   
At the beginning of each shift, the bus operator would insert the book of transfers into a holder plate with a spring loaded holder bar. This device was mounted to the right side of the dashboard next to the fare box and upon request; tear off a transfer at the time that transfer expires. This prevented passengers from saving transfers and giving them to others for a trip later in the day. As the hours progressed, the driver would move the booklet of transfers down in the holder. This way, when he or she went to tear off a transfer upon request, the transfer would tear at the appropriate time of day.

   In truth, during all my travels on the bus throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s; I think I only saw maybe 25% of the bus operators actually use and tear off the transfer to note the time. Most of the time, in the hustle and bustle of their occupation, they simply plucked the transfer from the book at the perforation under the staple and handed the transfer to the customer to the passenger.

   Also as long as I have been collecting fiscal issues, sad to say, I have never learned the color code of the transfers. A quick research of the transfers in my collection, reveal buff and later orange transfers were predominantly issued for northbound and eastbound direction of travel. Green and later blue transfers were issued predominantly on southbound or westbound direction of travel; however there are exceptions to this! 

   It should be noted, the direction of travel reflected is for the general direction of the route, not the actual direction the bus takes on a particular segment of the route in a specific area; as bus routes zig zagged their way through the street block grid.

   The first type of these "modern" issue transfers noted the rules on the front of the transfer, and applicable locations of transfer points on the back. Also a silhouette of a bus was used between the hours which were horizontally opposed to each other.

   We also see with the later issues, a decipherable coding was seen on the selvage. The bus depot "garage" that the particular route is assigned to and serviced at, is used as a three letter code; followed by a stock number. With issued tickets, which have been detached from the selvage; these codes are not normally seen, so they are only visible in on either booklets of transfers or complete transfers broken out of books with their selvage attached.

NYCTA Surface Transit (Bus) Depot  - Paper Transfer Codes
BrooklynBronxManhattanQueensStaten Island
CRO = Crosstown (closed 1981)COL = Coliseum  (closed)AMS = AmsterdamCOL = College PointCAS = Castleton
ENY = East New YorkKBB = KingsbridgeFFS = 54th Street (closed 1980)FPD = Fresh PondYUK = Yukon
FAV = Fifth Avenue (Jackie Gleason after 1988)WFF = West Farms DepotHUD = Hudson (Pier 57) (closed)QV = Queens Village
FLA = Flatbush MAN = ManhattanvilleBaisley Park?Meredith Ave?
FPD = Fresh PondEastchester?OFS = 146th Street Depot (now Mother Clara Hale)Flushing (now Casey Stengel)?Charleston?
JG = Jackie Gleason (after 1988)Gun Hill?OHS = 100th Street Depot (now Tuskegee Airmen)Far Rockaway?
ULM = Ulmer ParkYonkers?OTT = 132nd Street Depot (once called Manhattanville during different time period)Jamaica?
UP = Ulmer ParkJFK?
Westside? (now Michael Quill)LaGuardia?
Spring Creek?

Notes:
Grand Avenue Depot, Brooklyn not listed because construction took place after paper transfer usage ceased
Fresh Pond Depot is located in Queens, but Brooklyn Routes use this depot as well

Bus Depots in italics: Unknown if paper transfers exist for these depots, as not yet observed.
Several Queens Depots are known to have served private bus companies; but are now used by NYCTA - unknown if they were during paper transfer usage.
On Add-A-Ride Tickets, not all depots listed in this table, issued tickets. Refer to Add-A-Ride Depot Transfer Codes on that page for confirmed Add-A-Ride codes.


   Size of the Type 4 transfer is 7 1/2" overall length, with 1/2" selvage at top, by 2" width.


B1B115AV 2
B16
FLA 11
B49
B50B67
intentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blank

B68
5AV 12
B70


COL22-0 (orange)
Bx22
COL22-B (blue)
Bx22




M4M6M42



7½" length (7" long ticket and ½" selvage) by 2" width.
pulp paper, dyed orange or blue; printed front & back


All boroughs extremely common in unbroken books. No more than $10.00 - $15.00 PER complete book. Individual transfers of this type no more than $1.00 each with selvage.




Type 4 - Statue of Liberty 100th Anniversary

   On July 4, 1986; in commemoration of and in accordance to the nationwide celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty; the New York City Transit Authority issued a three day special citywide transfer issue. Specific routes were not listed as on regular issues of surface transfers, and the M insignia of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (the parent agent to the New York City Transit Authority) was replaced with the single color (red) artwork of the Statue of Liberty. Backs were unprinted.

   They are seen in four colors: pink, white, yellow and blue, and are also seen dated for July 5th and 6th.




7½" length (7" long ticket and ½" selvage) by 2" width
pulp paper, dyed orange or blue; printed front only.

Individual transfers regularly seen and complete books for sale.

Theoretically, these should be even more prolific as all the bus routes in New York City were issued these books for July 4 holiday as opposed those specifically marked for individual routes.
No more than $12.50 - $15.00 PER complete book. Individual transfers of this type no more than $1.00 each with selvage.


   The NYCTA operates Express Bus routes throughout the five boroughs with most termini being in Manhattan in the morning and outer boroughs in the evening. The original incarnation of this express service is reported to have began in 1968 with a Queens to Manhattan express service and these routes were originally suffixed with the letter letter "X", i.e.: Q20X

   In 1976, the NYCTA began adapting their bus nomenclature so the X would be a prefix letter: X20.

   This express service proved to be popular, and was slowly expanded throughout the years and boroughs, as demand increased in several neighborhoods. This provided a bus service with limited stops (instead of stopping as flagged at practically every or every other street corner as with regular surface routes) and in neighborhoods that may not have had a rapid transit system nearby.

   Most often, the passenger would plan their schedule to arrive at the express bus stop the same time every day, and be greeted by the same bus operator.


   These Express Bus Routes proved very popular with executives as well as middle management, and whose salaries could afford this premium service. It also offered a respite for those who took their own automobile to work; as by the time you calculated the cost of gas, tolls and wear and tear on your vehicle; the cost of Express Bus was on par. And, someone else was doing the driving!

   Furthermore, with the adaptation of bus only lanes at select river crossings; trip time on the Express Bus was usually less than if one drove their own vehicle. The Express Bus fleet is appointed with more spacious and cushioned seating in comparison to the regular fleet of buses. They were also easier to maintain to a higher degree of cleanliness on the interior as opposed to the regular fleet as well; primarily due to the higher standards of the passengers using them. Business types were nowhere near as slovenly or inconsiderate as slobs, school kids, and riff raff!

   
As of August 19, 2018; Express Bus routes from Staten Island / Manhattan have ceased using the X prefix, and now carry the borough letters of the service: SIM - Staten Island to Manhattan. This new nomenclature is slowly being adopted for the other express bus routes as well: BM - Brooklyn / Manhattan; QM - Queens / Manhattan and BxM - Bronx / Manhattan.

   Sidetrack down memory lane:
   My mother, when offered the position of executive secretary, getting promoted from staff secretary; calculated the annual cost of this premium service, and included it in her requested salary.

   I distinctly recall on one really miserable winter day in 1984, I had been waiting
for over 40 minutes for the regular northbound B68 Coney Island Avenue bus to go to school. My mother, who arrived at the bus stop after I, to find me waiting; caught her regular express bus, the X29. After a quick mother/son kiss, she got on board and I watched her say something to the operator, who then looked down at me and said, "hop on!"

   To a regular bus passenger used to the "normal" hard plastic mass transit seats, a perpetual funky humid / body odor / vinyl flooring smell, and the regular group of rowdy school kids in the back, graffiti, scratched windows and light rubbish on the floor; I was in awe. Wide cushioned seats, pleasant smell, clean and everyone in casual or business attire and properly behaved! It was like being transported into another dimension.
 
    Not 10 minutes later, I got off at my stop at Avenue M, and that was that. Back to the rat race and common folk!
PMG


NYCTA Express Bus Fares

Note:
some early express buses routes, particularly those from Great Kills, Staten Island to Brooklyn or desinations in Manhattan varied Wall St or Midtown.
fare from notes
$1.00April 12, 1971first route from 91st St / York Ave to Wall St
$1.25?
$1.50 September 1, 1975
$2.00 June 28, 1980
$2.50September 1981
$3.00 January 2, 1984
$3.50 January 1, 1986 Only the Manhattan East Side Express Bus went to $4.00. All others stayed at $3.00
$4.00 January 1, 1990
$3.00 March 1, 1998
$4.00 May 4, 2003
$5.00 February 27, 2005
$5.50 December 30, 2010
$6.00 March 3, 2013
$6.50 March 22, 2015
$6.75 April 21, 2019 present (MetroCard or OMNY only,
coin payment discontinued

.....
YUK-X-1-Y
X17 - X19
YUK-X-1-V
X17 - X19

Express Bus transfers are seldom encountered. $3.00 - $4.00 each with selvage. Unbroken books not encountered frequently and should command at least sum of individual transfers. 

Type 5 - hourly format, natural paper with color stripe
ca. 1991 to end of use of paper transfer


   Here we see that natural paper ticket with colored stripe again, only now its on the hourly transfer (as opposed to the Type 3 am/pm format transfer seen above.)

   With this observation, we arrive at a quandry - why the difference in style? We know from examples in my (PMG) collection that there were at least two different printers: Globe Ticket and Southern Coupon. We see that Globe Ticket printed both the natural paper with colored stripe type in 1992 and the colored paper type in 1994. Yet we see colored paper prior to the 1992 natural paper / colored stripe as well., even going back as far as the 1980's.

   In comparing the transfers from both printers and all three types, we see them contain the same exact wording, for priviledges and rules. So why two different designs? As for know, your guess is as good as mine.

FrontsBacks
March 31, 1992
blue paper,
Southern Coupon
April 1, 1992
natural paper, blue stripe
Globe Ticket
April 25, 1994
blue paper
Globe Ticket
March 31, 1992
blue paper,
Southern Coupon
April 1, 1992
natural paper, blue stripe
Globe Ticket
April 25, 1994
blue paper
Globe Ticket



   Regardless of the reasons behind these two different designs, we now have to account for yet another variety of surface transfer; but at this time I only have this set for the B68 route.


B68 (orange stripe)B68 (blue stripe)


Type 6 - Bus "Route" Transfers - hourly format, colored paper

ca. 1991 to end of use of paper transfer (July? August?) 1997

   Here we come to the next and final version of the paper transfer issued for general use on New York City surface transit.

   The borough prefix letter has be enlarged to match that of the numerals; the image of the bus and the word transfer removed from between the hours; and the hours and tear lines staggered instead of directily across from one another.


   The list of applicable routes of transfer has been relocated from the back to the front, and the list of privileges, rules and regulations of use relocated to the back.
 
  To date, two printers are known: Globe Ticket and Southern Coupon. 

 
  The transfers printed by Globe Ticket can be discerned from the Southern Coupon by the thickness of the circle M logo; the Globe Ticket has a thinner circle and M than the Southern Coupon version.

   In 1994, the logo of the MTA was changed from the M to the   logo. Therefore there are two subtypes of this transfer as seen below:


   Also the legend above the route number was changed from New York City Transit Authority to MTA New York City Transit;  however, it should be noted there are transfers printed after this date where this legend remains unchanged (B67 July 6, 1996 and B77 July 10, 1994 as seen below).
   
   We also see the decipherable coding seen on the selvage is now a two letter code, instead of three letter codes as previously seen on the Type 4; followed by the stock number.


   With issued tickets, which have been detached from the selvage; these codes are not normally seen, so they are only visible on either booklets of transfers or complete transfers broken out of books with their selvage still attached.
   

   Size of the transfer remains standardized: 7 1/2" overall length, with 1/2" selvage at top, by 2" width; however it should be noted, there were a several routes that required a "extra long" transfer form due to the number of connecting routes listed., and of which measures in at 9 1/8" in length.

   In the end, this would be the final style of paper transfers that would became obsolete when the bus fleet became completely equipped with modern computerized fare boxes.

   These fare boxes were able to print the MetroCard Bus Transfers on thin cardstock, which contained a magnetic stripe that was automatically encoded at time of issue with the expiration time upon issue.

Actual Date of Last Issue?


   Many internet sources state the last date of orange and blue paper (regular bus routes) as well as yellow & pink paper (express bus routes) use was July 4, 1997, but there is conflicting information to this not to mention this this item to right:
   
   Obviously, this booklet is dated after that July 4 end of use date.

   So, this raises the question: were the orange / blue paper transfer phased out from various lines or depots at different times, as opposed to all at once as it commonly believed?

   Hopefully someone with a little more insight can provide the answer. Please, feel free to contact me at brghtnbchexp@aol.com
   

July 22, 1997
UP (Ulmer Park) 14-B
Route B1

B1 (blue)B1 (orange)B3 (orange)UP4-B (blue)
B6 
B6 (orange)
also entitles bearer to B11 transfer
extra long form: 9 1/8" x 2"
JG 2-B (blue)
B9
.
B11 (blue)B11 (orange)B23 (orange)B36 (blue)B41 (orange)
extra long form: 9 1/8" x 2"
B44 (blue)
extra long form: 9 1/8" x 2"
.
B49 (orange)
B63
subtype A with M logo
JG13-0
B67 (orange)
UP 8-B
B68 (blue)
UP8-0
B68 (orange)
B77 (orange)
.
intentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blankintentionally left blank
B82
 standard length: 7½" length (7" long ticket and ½" selvage) by 2" width.
extra long length: 9 5/8" (9 1/8" long ticket and 
½" selvage) by 2" width.
pulp paper, dyed orange or blue; printed front & back


Q44
extra long form: 9 1/8" x 2"


CAS 7-B
S53



M96 / M106

All boroughs extremely common in unbroken books. No more than $10.00 - $15.00 PER complete book. Individual transfers of this type no more than $1.00 each with selvage;
However a substantial premium should be considered for the last day of issue of paper transfers for that route.



X8
UP 12-Y
X27



Independent Surface Transit Operators - Various Types




Surface Tranportation Corp.

BX 1 
Concourse - 138th Street - North
.

BX 1
Concourse - 138th Street - South
.

BX 3 
Prospect Avenue
.

BX 14
Edenwald Avenue
.

BX 15
Gun Hill Road - Gunther Avenue










NYC Dept of Transportation - Command Bus 
Command E-1
B100 - East
to Mill Basin
Globe Ticket
Command W-1
B-100 - West
to Kings Highway
Globe Ticket








Board of Transportation - Queens Bus Division
1940-1953

Routes 1-43
Routes 12-44






Affiliated Bus Transit Corp

Affiliated Bus Transit Corp was a bus operator in Queens, and operated the Q38 route before it was taken over by the Triboro Coach Corp.
Q-38 - Middle Village, Corona Crosstown
good on Forest Hills Bus
at 108th Street & 62nd Drive





Green Bus Lines

A
Q-6 Sutphin Blvd. - north to Jamaica


V
Q-10 Lefferts Blvd. - north to Kew Gardens


B
Green Bus Lines

Q-10 Lefferts Boulevard - Hamilton Beach
Marmer Printing

Green Bus Lines
Q35





Jamaica Buses

B
Route Q-111
Jamaica Avenue & 160th Street
Marmer Printing
.

.




North Shore Bus

PK
Q-43 Hillside Avenue -
Inbound to Jamaica




Queens Nassau Bus

HJ
Q-25-34 Parsons Bld. / Jamaica / College Point - Northbound
good only at Northern Boulevard & Main Street Flushing
to Q-66 Westbound Northern Boulevard
to Q-65 Northbound College Point via 122nd Street
Globe Ticket




Queens Surface Corporation

Generic for: Q65A / Q66 / Q101 / Q102 / Q104 / Wall Street - Eastbound
Globe Ticket



Queens Transit Corp.

OE
Q-65 Southbound
College Point - 164th St Jamaica
at Northern Boulevard and Main Street or Rossevelt Ave. and Main Street

QF
Q-65 Northbound
Main Street and Roosevelt Ave. or Main Street and Northern Boulevard
at Jewel Avenue and 161st St.
.

.

GR
Q-65A
at Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue or Main Street and Northern Blvd.
.

KR
Q-66 - Eastbound to Q-65A

Westbound at Jewel Avenue and 164th St. East or Westbound at Kissena Blvd & Jewel Avenue
.

QF
Q-66 - Eastbound

Westbound at Jewel Avenue and 164th St. East or Westbound at Kissena Blvd & Jewel Avenue

QF
Q-66 - Eastbound

Westbound at Jewel Avenue and 164th St. East or Westbound at Kissena Blvd & Jewel Avenue.





Steinway Transit

BA
Q-101 Steinway Street - Inbound



TM
Q-102 31st Street - Inbound



ZW
Q-102 31st Street - Outbound


JC
Q-104 Broadway - Inbound



YU
Q-104 Broadway - Outbound


MP
Add-A-Ride





Triboro Coach

A
Q-18
American Printing Specialty
.

B
Q-18
American Printing Specialty
.

E
Q-18
American Printing Specialty
.
K
Q-19B
Globe Ticket
.

K
Q-23
American Printing Specialty
.

G
Q-33
American Printing Specialty
.

E
Q-72

Globe Ticket





Most independent surface transportation operators transfer issues are not quite as prolific as those issues from the New York City Transit Authority.

Transfer issues from the independent bus operators and not as common as with NYCTA issues
$2.50 to $4.00 each with selvage. 

Complete books are not widely seen for older pre-1980 issues, $20.00 per book
Complete books for newer issues widely seen;
and prolific for 1980-2000 issues. No more than $7.50 to $10.00 per book.




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