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Vintage subway rides leave LIC every Sunday


Nov. 27, 2013 By Christian Murray

The MTA is running vintage subway trains every Sunday from Queens Plaza.

The trains provide passengers with a feel of what it was like traveling the subways of yesteryear. The trains include advertisements from years ago and include straphangers. There are signs explaining the history of the cars.

Riders have the option to take the whole ride (a half hour or so, from Queens to Manhattan), or just hop on and off. Some enthusiasts dress up in clothes from the 1930s.

Departures from Queens Plaza are at:

10:44 AM, 12:14 PM, 1:43 PM, 3:14 PM, and 4:44 PM on Sundays through December 30.

The trains make stops at the following stations.

• Queens Plaza

• Court Sq-23 St

• 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 ( line)

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Yea but there is a lot more than one stop and they are perfectly preserved for over half a century below our feet.

old city hall stop on the irt line is a perfect example


This is pretty awesome. They should really open up and let people explore some of the old train stations that are preserved and not used.

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Those things were still running as late as the 70’s. I still remember riding them to Rockaway when I was about 5 or 6.


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