New York Transit Museum’s Parade of Trains will welcome passengers to ride their vintage fleet from Saturday, September 17th to Sunday, September 18th. 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.
“The New York Transit Museum is delighted to announce the return of the Parade of Trains! 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,” 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 four different historic trains. 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 will be equipped with historic straps, handrails, and advertisements representative of the time when New York’s transit system first began.
Shuttles will run continuously from Brighton Beach to Kings Highway between 15 minute intervals. Riders can only get on or off the vintage trains at the Brighton Beach station.
Learn more here.