Grand Street Shuttle

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The Grand Street Shuttle (black S) was a New York City Subway service that operated during the long Manhattan Bridge rehabilitation project while the north tracks (connecting to the IND Sixth Avenue Line via the Chrystie Street Connection) were closed. It usually ran between Broadway–Lafayette Street and Grand Street, picking up the slack from rerouted or suspended B and D service.


Service disruptions that took the Manhattan Bridge north tracks out of service, with the shuttle running between Broadway–Lafayette Street and Grand Street, included the following:

During the first phase of the Manhattan Bridge rehabilitation, from 1986 to 1988, the shuttle was extended to 57th Street/Sixth Avenue and was called the Sixth Avenue Shuttle while the B and D terminated at 34th Street.

The final Grand Street Shuttle service began on July 22, 2001, again between Broadway–Lafayette Street and Grand Street, while the B and D services were truncated to 34th Street. The Sixth Avenue Shuttle (which also ended at Broadway–Lafayette Street) was ended on December 16, 2001 with the rerouting of F trains to the 63rd Street Tunnel and introduction of the V train, and the Grand Street Shuttle was extended north to West Fourth Street–Washington Square. The rehabilitation was finished on February 22, 2004, and the shuttle was discontinued. Also during this time, a shuttle bus ran between Canal Street and Grand Street.[3][4][5]


Station service legend
Stops all times Stops all times
Stops all times except late nights Stops all times except late nights
Stops late nights only Stops late nights only
Stops rush hours in peak direction only Stops rush hours in the peak direction only
Time period details
Grand Street Shuttle Stations Handicapped/disabled access Subway transfers Connections
Stops all times West Fourth Street–Washington Square Handicapped/disabled access F all times
A all times C all except late nights E all times (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
PATH at 9th Street
Stops all times Broadway–Lafayette Street Handicapped/disabled access F all times
4 late nights 6 all times <6>weekdays until 8:45 p.m., peak direction (IRT Lexington Avenue Line at Bleecker Street[6])
Stops all times Grand Street


  1. ^ "Trains Being Rerouted on Manhattan Bridge". The New York Times. March 12, 1984. p. B5. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Repair of the Subway Tracks on Manhattan Bridge is Done". The New York Times. Associated Press. November 2, 1985. p. 29. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ Manhattan Bridge Service Changes, MTA service notice, 2001
  4. ^ New Subway Service!, MTA service notice, February 22, 2004; accessed April 21, 2010
  5. ^ "MTA NYC Transit Manhattan Bridge Information". February 5, 2004. Archived from the original on February 5, 2004. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ At the time, there was a transfer to downtown trains only. A bidirectional transfer was created after the shuttle's discontinuation.

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