If you missed the Summer Nostalgia Rides, you have another opportunity to hop aboard a vintage subway train in NYC and travel like New Yorkers did over a century ago.
New York Transit Museum’s Parade of Trains will welcome passengers to ride their vintage fleet from Saturday, September 9th to Sunday, September 10th. Riders can hop on at the Brighton Beach station B/Q platforms where they will embark on a journey through time.
Admission is granted by way of a standard subway fare. The train will run continuously to and from the Brighton Beach station starting at 11am through 4pm.
“We are extremely fortunate to have some of the oldest rolling stock in the U.S. that still rolls and what better way to ensure that remains the case then to bring our beloved vintage fleet to the rails in Brighton Beach,” once shared a New York Transit Museum spokesperson. “The Parade of Trains, one of our favorite events, is such a special opportunity for people from every generation to travel back in time by traveling on one of the museum trains, and all for a swipe of your MetroCard or an OMNY tap!”
Parade of Trains will feature various historic trains: R-1/9, BMT Standard, and BU Gate Cars. Passengers will gain a better understanding of NYC’s history of public transportation, while looking back on a time where subway cars had no AC, automated voice announcements, or fluorescent lighting.
Each train is typically equipped with historic straps, handrails, and advertisements representative of the time when New York’s transit system first began.
Trips will run continuously from Brighton Beach to Kings Highway in 10 minute intervals. Riders can only get on the vintage trains at the Brighton Beach or Kings Highway station.