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Bleecker Street Subway Transfer Going Live September 25
Subway conductors on the uptown 6 want to remind you that despite the advent of signage on the platforms, there’s still no transfer. Yet. The announcement confuses straphangers. However, those passengers opting to sit at the back of the train have a sneak preview of the long-delayed connection with the sister IND station at Broadway-Lafayette. Seriously, this bugger was intended to open in June. Here we are three months later.
Anyway, much of the platform plywood has been dumped, revealing the spiderweb network of lighting. Escalators are also in operation. From the IRT up above, you can see people waiting for the BDFM trains on the lower level. Meanwhile, tons of instructional subway signs were affixed months ago yet remain cloaked behind either brown paper or black garbage bags. Hooligans have already gotten the better of some of them.
Word is now trickling down the rails that the transfer will go live on September 25 – next Tuesday. This latest estimate comes via transit spokesperson Kevin Ortiz, so there’s a bit more gold backing to the prediction than prior. We’ll believe it when we see it.