The Bleecker Street and Broadway/Lafayette stations are unique in that a one way transfer exists between them. One can transfer between the downtown 6 and the B/D/F/Q, but the uptown 6 has no such connection. This forces thousands of people per day to transfer elsewhere on the system or to exit this station, walk to another street entrance and re-enter.
This is set to change as the MTA’s recently approved capital budget includes funding for three projects affecting these stations, including a connection to the uptown 6 platform. Collectively, these projects, carrying a 50 million dollar price tag, will rehabilitate Bleecker Street Station and make both stations handicapped accessible in addition allowing two way transfers between lines.