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"End Of Line For Culver Shuttle"


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For those who don't remember the 70(SS) Culver Shuttle, here is the news article from The Daily News.

 

Source: The New York Daily News

Friday May 9,1975 edition

 

"End Of The Line For Culver Shuttle"

By John Kelley

 

"The Borough Park Culver Shuttle service will go the way of the trolley car with the Transit Authority announcement yesterday of its' closing effective 12:01 a.m.. Sunday.

 

The 1.1 mile shuttle accomodated about 1,000 daily users, running between the BMT B line at Ninth Avenue and the IND F line at Ditmas and McDonald Aves.

 

The decision was made by the TA in a message to Mayor Beame and The Board Of Estimate despite a heated public hearing on May 1st with most speakers opposing the discontinuance of service.

 

The Authority cited as its' reasons for closing the operating costs of the service together with the substantial investment that would be necessary to ensure to continued safety of the structure as wholly disproportionate to the number of passengers served.

 

The TA has announced that a parallel bus route (B-35) will provide more frequent service than the shuttle and will be put into use.

 

Many of those at the hearing who expressed displeasure at the intended move by the authority were senior citizens who were fearful of standing on dark street corners waiting for the bus.

 

Several of the speakers at the hearing suggested modifications to the bus service to minimize inconvience to former shuttle riders. The TA has said its' Surface Department is studying these suggestions."

 

Note: In addition to Ninth Avenue 70(:P and Ditmas Avenue 70(F), the 70(SS) served Fort Hamilton Parkway (37th Street) and Thirteenth Avenue (37th Street).

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If the Culver Shuttle tracks were restored, a G.O. would enable the (F) to run with the (D) between Broadway-Lafayette Street via Manhattan Bridge and via 4th Av Express to 9th Avenue (West End) and use those shuttle tracks to enter Ditmas Avenue in the Culver Line, and because of the Culver Viaduct construction, the (F) wouldn't be playing splitsville.

 

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If the Culver Shuttle tracks were restored, a G.O. would enable the (F) to run with the (D) between Broadway-Lafayette Street via Manhattan Bridge and via 4th Av Express to 9th Avenue (West End) and use those shuttle tracks to enter Ditmas Avenue in the Culver Line, and because of the Culver Viaduct construction, the (F) wouldn't be playing splitsville.

 

 

;)That would be one nice G.O.:cool:

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If they had kept the Culever Shuttle, the only way to use it for a GO would be to connect the shuttle track to the S/B (F) local track. When the shuttle ended, there was no connection to the actual Culver Line.

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