The Daily News reports that, effective October 1, Ikea will reduce both the hours and frequency of its shuttle bus service from Borough Hall MTA station to its store in Red Hook. The buses have been running daily from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. with departures every fifteen minutes; starting this Wednesday they will run from 1 P.M. to 10 P.M. with departures every half hour. A similar reduction is being made to the bus service from the 4th Avenue/9th Street and Smith/9th Street stations, and the schedule of ferries carrying shoppers from Manhattan is also being cut back. Ikea management says these reductions are being made because of a drop in customers using the services since Labor Day.
We have previously noted objections by some neighborhood residents to fumes from the Ikea buses idling on Joralemon Street.