BROOKLYN NAVY YARD — A new shuttle service will link the Brooklyn Navy Yard to 13 subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road.
The new service, which will be free to Navy Yard tenants, staff and guests, will roll out in phases beginning with two shuttle loops this spring — the DUMBO loop and the Clinton-Washington loop.
The DUMBO loop will connect the Navy Yard to the F train at York Street and the A/C trains at High Street.
The stop for F train riders will be at the corner of York and Jay streets. The stop for A/C riders will be at the B67/B69 bus stop, which is a two-minute walk from the subway station.
There will be 4 stops on the DUMBO loop within the Navy Yard.
It will run every 10 minutes during peak hours and have a round trip-time of 24 minutes, including passenger pickup and drop-off times.
The Clinton-Washington loop will connect the Navy Yard to the 2/3/4/5, B/D, N/Q/R lines and the Long Island railroad at Atlantic Terminal, as well as the G line at Fulton Street and Clinton-Washington avenues, and the C line at Lafayette Avenue.
There will be three stops on the Clinton-Washington loop, two of which will serve the Clinton-Washington G station to minimize travel times to and from the Navy Yard.
It will run every 10 minutes during peak hours and have a round-trip time of 27 minutes, including stops in the Navy Yard.
Each building in the Navy Yard will be within a five-minute walking distance from the closest shuttle stop.
The shuttles will eventually be equipped with Wi-Fi and will feature an app similar to the MTA’s bus tracker that will allow passengers to determine when the next shuttle will arrive. A spokeswoman for the Navy Yard said the numbers of shuttles will be flexible depending on ridership.
The new shuttle service is part of a larger transportation plan that includes the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX), a streetcar system that would connect neighborhoods along the waterfront in Brooklyn and Queens.
It will service the 7,000 current workers at the growing Navy Yard, which is expected to more than double its workforce in the next four years. A projected 16,000 employees are expected to work at the Navy Yard by 2020 as the facility undergoes a 2-million-square-foot expansion.
The Navy Yard was unable to immediately provide the cost for the project.