Updated 09/24/2012 08:54 PM
New Bleecker Street Transfer Closes Longstanding Gap
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There is good news for 6 train riders looking to transfer at the Bleecker Street Station.
Starting Tuesday morning, riders will have access to make a free connection to the B, D, F and M lines.
It's part of a $135 million project that included elevators and platform extensions.
Prior to now, riders looking to make an uptown connection had to go outside and re-enter the system.
The glitch dated back to the days when the subway lines were operated by competing companies.
"I have to get out of the train and switch to the 6, which makes no sense in this one direction. So I've been wondering, waiting, when will I ever be able to transfer underground?" said one rider.
"It's absolutely amazing. I commute in and out of Brooklyn about three times a week. It just makes the commute so much easier," said another rider.
The new area has a light sculpture, five new elevators and a new escalator and 300 feet of new platform.