NYCT has 3 Shuttle Trains. They are the 42nd Street Shuttle, Franklin Avenue Shuttle & Rockaway Beach Shuttle. The 42nd Street Shuttle has 2 Stops & is in New York County (Manhattan) ONLY. It goes from Times Square-42nd Street, where You can Transfer to the 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R & W Trains. This is also where you get off for the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The Next & LAST Stop is Grand Central-42nd Street. This is where You Transfer to the 4, 5, 6 & 7 Trains. This is also where you Transfer to Metro North Rail Road. Currently, The 42nd Street Shuttle DOES NOT Operate Late Night. The ONLY CHANGE I would make to the 42nd Street Shuttle is to make it Operate 24/7 @ ALL TIMES.
The next Shuttle Train is the Rockaway Park Shuttle. Currently, The Rockaway Park Shuttle operates between Broad Channel & Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street & is in Queens County (Queens) ONLY. Transfer @ Broad Channel for the A Train. After Broad Channel, the next 3 Stops are Beach 90th Street, Beach 98th Street & Beach 105th Street. The Next & LAST Stop is Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street. Transfer @ this stop for the Q53 SBS (Select Bus Service). Currently, They did extend the Rockaway Park Shuttle during the Summer Months from Broad Channel to Roackaway Blvd in Ozone Park. My Proposal is the ELIMINATE this Shuttle Train Line. I do have a Plan to replace this Shuttle Train Line. There is 1 other thing I would add. Whenever there are Service changes, The Shuttle Line would be used as a Shuttle connecting Rockaway Park & Far Rockaway. The only other thing I would mention is this Shuttle would also be used as a Shuttle between Rockaway Park & Far Rockaway During times of Emergency, such as a Superstorm Sandy situation.
The 3rd Shuttle Train is the Franklin Avenue Shuttle, which is in Kings County (Brooklyn) ONLY. It starts @ Fulton Street, where You transfer to the C Train. The next Stop is Park Place. The Next Stop after that is Botanic Gardens, which is where You transfer to the 2, 3, 4 & 5 Trains. The Next & LAST Stop is Prospect Park, where You transfer to the B & Q Trains. I have 3 Main Proposals. Currently this Shuttle is a 2 Car Train. I would extend the Platforms of Fulton Street, Park Place & Botanic Gardens so these Stations can accomadate a 10 Car Train. The other Proposal is to Extend the Shuttle from Prospect Park to Brighton Beach & will become the Brighton Beach Line LOCAL. The 3rd Propsal is to Change it from the Shuttle Train to the H Train.