Commuters and tourists who are in the right place at the right time can take a ride on the retro side this holiday season. From December 5th until December 21st, the MTA will be running vintage buses along the M42 line between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during weekdays. Or if the subway is more your speed, there will also be a vintage train running on December 4, 11, and 18 stopping at Sixth Avenue local stations between Second Avenue and Queens Plaza.
Riders can expect to see subways cars from the 1930s outfitted with rattan seats, ceiling fans, incandescent bulb lighting, vintage signage, and original advertisements from that era. Watch out for “Old Look” style buses from General Motors and Bus 8466, a vehicle straight from the sixties that was the first to utilize illuminated signage.
The retro “holiday nostalgia rides” are available for the same cost as one’s average Metrocard ride, and are the result of the MTA’s collaboration with the New York Transit Museum.
Images courtesy of MTA