Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York)

New York City Subway and SIR

NYCS Route 1 Broadway – Seventh Avenue Local
NYCS Route 2 Seventh Avenue Express
NYCS Route 3 Seventh Avenue Express
NYCS Route 4 Lexington Avenue Express
NYCS Route 5 Lexington Avenue Express
NYCS Route 6 Lexington Avenue/Pelham Local
NYCS Route 6d Lexington Avenue Local/Pelham Express
NYCS Route 7 Flushing Local
NYCS Route 7d Flushing Express
NYCS Route A Eighth Avenue Express
NYCS Route B Sixth Avenue Express
NYCS Route C Eighth Avenue Local
NYCS Route D Sixth Avenue Express
NYCS Route E Eighth Avenue Local
NYCS Route F Sixth Avenue Local
NYCS Route G Crosstown Local
NYCS Route J Nassau Street Local
NYCS Route L 14 Street – Canarsie Local
NYCS Route M Sixth Avenue Local
NYCS Route N Broadway Express
NYCS Route Q Broadway Express
NYCS Route R Broadway Local
NYCS Route W Broadway Local
NYCS Route Z Nassau Street Express
NYCS Route S 42nd Street Shuttle
NYCS Route S Franklin Avenue Shuttle
NYCS Route S Rockaway Park Shuttle
NYCS Route SIRl Staten Island Railway Local
NYCS Route SIRe Staten Island Railway Express
NYCS Route T Second Avenue Local (future)

These are services for lines see List of NYCS lines view

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R1 end rollsign

R27 end rollsign
for BMT shuttles
1967-1968 and 1968-1979 bullets
(in a circle)

The Franklin Avenue Shuttle is a shuttle train service of the New York City Subway operating in Brooklyn, New York.

The shuttle's fleet consists of 4 special 2-car R68's from the Avenue X/Stillwell Avenue Yard with one as a spare in the yard, one in storage on the unused "southbound local" track at Prospect Park and two in service. As opposed to regular R68's in the fleet, the shuttle's information signs are stickers instead of a rollsign. The shuttle also runs One Person Train Operation with the motorman also being a conductor meanwhile, at the end of each run the motorman/conductor will go to the opposite car to make another run.

The current service is co-extensive with the BMT Franklin Avenue Line. It parallels Franklin Avenue, hence its name. It was originally a part of the mainline of the BMT Brighton Beach Line and opened as part of that steam railroad line in 1878. The mainline was shifted in 1920, and the Franklin line was reduced to a full-time shuttle in the early 1960s. The line was fully two tracks (with only one track used at Prospect Park) before the 1998-1999 rehabilitation with the stations deteriorating and the then closed Dean Street visible. There is a connection with the Brighton Line. Trains usually meet at Botanic Garden, the only 2 track station on the line.

The north terminus is Franklin Avenue, and is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Fulton Street, with a transfer available to the IND Fulton Street Line. The south terminus is Prospect Park.

There are currently 4 stops on this line, as two of the existing stations, Dean Street and Consumers Park closed — Dean Street in 1995 due to low paid fare entrance and fare beating, and Consumers Park (Botanic Garden) in 1928, although it was replaced by the current Botanic Garden station 5 blocks to the north.

The MTA had proposed abandoning the line, but due to community opposition to the plan, the line was completely rebuilt and renovated in 1998–99. During renovation, a temporary shuttle bus and the B48 replaced shuttle service.

On November 1, 1918, in the worst rapid transit railroad accident prior to the Amagasaki rail crash in 2005, a speeding Brooklyn Rapid Transit train crashed inside a new tunnel leading into the Prospect Park station, killing at least 93. This became known as the Brighton Line Accident or Malbone Street Wreck.


Station service legend
Black dot Stops all times
Period dot Stops all times except late nights
Crescent dot Stops late nights only
Circle dot Stops weekdays only
NYCS Route S Stations Wheelchair Transfer Connections and notes
Black dot Franklin Avenue Wheelchair NYCS Route ACrescent dot NYCS Route CPeriod dot
Black dot Park Place Wheelchair
Black dot Botanic Garden NYCS Route 2Black dot NYCS Route 3Period dot NYCS Route 4Black dot NYCS Route 5
Black dot Prospect Park Wheelchair NYCS Route BCircle dot NYCS Route QBlack dot

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