Ride the Vintage Holiday Trains With Your Metro Card


Most of the year, I despise the MTA with an enthusiasm that I reserve for only the most putrid members of our society, like skeazy guys who catcall and expect you to be appreciative, and Rupert Murdoch. This hatred is for the usual, obvious reasons of fare hikes and the G train. But there is one time of year when I forgive the MTA for every time they have ruined my life with track work, and that time is now, for old-timey train season!!

Every Sunday in December, the MTA brings back vintage subway cars from the 1930s through the 70s, which you can ride essentially for FREE if you already have an unlimited metro card. Some adorable features of the vintage cars include that they maintain the same advertisements from their era, come equipped with ceiling fans, and are sans any sort of PA system, so that MTA workers have to shout “stand clear of the closing doors” from their conductor windows. Hopefully in old-timey voices.

Catch a train on the 6th Avenue (F/M) line at any of the following stations, from 10am to 4pm, Sundays through the 26th:

— Queens Plaza
— 23 St-Ely Av
— Lexington Av/53 St
— 5 Av/53 St
— 47-50 Sts/Rockefeller Center
— 42 St Bryant Park
— 34 St Herald Sq
— 23 St (6 Av)
— 14 St (6 Av)
— W 4 St Wash Sq
— B’way-Lafayette St
— 2 Av

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Katy B. - Economic Inexpert

Katy B. grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the home of Gerald R. Ford, Andy Richter, and, at one point, the guy who wrote Mr. Holland’s Opus. She moved to NYC for her degree in library science, and is now in the Media Studies program at The New School. She hopes to one day be a film studies librarian. Ask her anything about Dewey Decimal – anything! – and she will roll her eyes because academic libraries use Library of Congress. Durrr.