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We are currently working with transfer experts to verify/correct/populate transfer style dates. Currently they are our best estimates. Once solid dates are established (and new styles discovered), this page will be updated to reflect that information. Hi-res images of transfers on this page COMING SOON.

Transfers by Type

Part 4 - Post-Individual Route Transfers (1974 and after)


Style 17-1a - 01/07/1974

Simple "1 hour" universal bus transfer. No route designation. White paper (weekday). Green date and serial numbers.


Style 17-1b - 01/07/1974

Same as 17-1a on green paper (weekend/holiday).


Style 17-2a - 01/07/1974

Simple "1 hour" universal rapid transit transfer. No route designation. White paper (weekday). Green date and serial numbers.


Style 17-2b - 01/07/1974

Same as 17-2a on green paper (weekend/holiday).


Style 17-3a - 01/07/1974

Simple "1 hour" universal extra fare transfer with 3 different extra fares. No route designation. White paper (weekday). Green date and serial numbers.


Style 17-3b - 01/07/1974

Same as 17-3a on green paper (weekend/holiday). SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 17-3c - 01/07/1974

Simple "1 hour" universal extra fare transfer with 4 different extra fares. No route designation. White paper (weekday). Green date and serial numbers. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 17-3d - 01/07/1974

Same as 17-3a on green paper (weekend/holiday).


Style 17-4 - 01/07/1974

Sunday supertransfer. Green date and serial numbers.


Style 18-1 - 1975 & 1979

Universal transfer (Bus & Rapid Transit). Smaller size. Green date and serial numbers.


Style 18-1a - 1975 & 1979

Same as 18-1, larger size, "Senior/Handicapped" overprinted Supertransfer style. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 18-2 - 1975 & 1979

Same as 18-1, "5c Fare". SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 18-2a - 1975 & 1979

Same as 18-1, "5c Senior/Handicapped" fare. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 18-3 - 1975 & 1979

Same as 18-1, special fares.


Style 18-4 - 1975 & 1979

Sunday Supertransfer.


Style 19-1 - 1976 & 1980

Universal transfer (Bus & Rapid Transit). Black date and serial numbers.


Style 19-2a - 1976 & 1980

Same as 19-1 "5c Reduced Fare".


Style 19-2b - 1976 & 1980

Same as 19-1 "5c Senior/Handicapped" fare.


Style 19-3 - 1976 & 1980

Same as 19-1, Special Fares


Style 19-4 - 1976 & 1980

Sunday Supertransfer


Style 19-4a - 1976 & 1980

Sunday Supertransfer overprinted with "C" for Culture Bus. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 20-1 - c1977

Universal transfer (Bus & Rapid Transit). Blue date and serial numbers.


Style 20-2 - c1977

Same as 20-1, "Senior/Handicapped" fare.


Style 20-3 - c1977

Same as 20-1, Special fare.


Style 20-4 - c1977

Sunday Supertransfer.


Style 20-4a - c1977

Sunday Supertransfer overprinted with "C" for Culture Bus. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 21-1 - c1978

Universal transfer (Bus & Rapid Transit). Red date and serial numbers.


Style 21-2 - c1978

Same as 21-1 "5c Senior/Handicapped" fare.


Style 21-3 - c1978

Same as 21-1, special fare.


Style 21-4 - c1978

Sunday Supertransfer.


Style 21-4a - c1977

Sunday Supertransfer overprinted with "C" for Culture Bus. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 22-1 - 02/09/1986

Transfers issued per bus garage, multiple routes listed, "1/2" in circle, no specific garage designation, red date and serial numbers.


Style 22-2 - 02/09/1986

Same as 22-1 for Rapid Transit, all rapid transit lines listed.


Style 22-3 - 02/09/1986

Sunday Supertransfer. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 23-1 - 1987

Transfers issued per bus garage, multiple routes listed, "1/2" in circle, no specific garage designation, green date and serial numbers.


Style 23-2 - 1987

Same as 23-1 for Rapid Transit, all rapid transit lines listed.


Style 23-3 - 1987

Sunday Supertransfer. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 24-1 - 1988

Transfers issued per bus garage, multiple routes listed, "1/2" in circle, no specific garage designation, black date and serial numbers.


Style 24-2 - 1988

Same as 24-1 for Rapid Transit, all rapid transit lines listed. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 24-3 - 1988

Sunday Supertransfer. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 25-1 - 1989

Transfers issued per bus garage, multiple routes listed, "1/2" in circle, no specific garage designation, blue date and serial numbers.


Style 25-2 - 1989

Same as 25-1 for Rapid Transit, all rapid transit lines listed. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 25-3 - 1989

Sunday Supertransfer. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 26-1 - c1990

Transfers issued per bus garage, multiple routes listed, "1/2" in box, individual garage designation, red date and serial numbers.


Style 26-2 - c1990

Same as 26-1 for Rapid Transit, all rapid transit lines listed. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 26-3 - c1990

Sunday Supertransfer. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 27-1 - c1991

Transfers issued per bus garage, multiple routes listed, "1/2" in circle, individual garage designation, green date and serial numbers.


Style 27-2 - c1991

Same as 27-1 for Rapid Transit, all rapid transit lines listed. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 27-3 - c1991

Sunday Supertransfer. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

Style 28-1 - 1992

Transfers issued per bus garage, multiple routes listed, "1/2" in box, individual garage designation, black date and serial numbers.


Style 28-2 - 1992

Same as 28-1 for Rapid Transit, all rapid transit lines listed.


Style 28-3 - 1992

Sunday Supertransfer. SORRY, NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

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