BMT Centennial Vintage Nostalgia Train Rides @ Brighton Beach24 Jun 2015, Posted by Blog in
Monday marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of subway service from Manhattan to Coney Island via the Manhattan Bridge by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (later called the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation). Now the B, JMZ, L, and NRQ lines and the Franklin Shuttle, in commemoration the MTA is putting into regular service vintage subway car classes including the original BRT/BMT “Standards,” BMT D-Type Triplex, R-11 Prototype and even the IND R-1-9s who began and ended their service on BMT lines. Riders will be able to experience the varied cars this weekend from noon to 4PM, beginning at the Brighton Beach Q station.
See more photos on the MTA’s flickr here.
Vintage Nostalgia Trains boarding at Brighton Beach
Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28,
Noon – 4:00 pm – Free with subway entrance!
Brighton Beach Station
BEACH BOUND: CONEY ISLAND
Saturday, July 18, 11am – Tickets
$35/$20 Adult/Child Museum Members
Ride the 1930s R1/9 cars of the Independent Subway System above and below ground for a two-hour jaunt. Then visit Coney Island’s beach-side amusement park, take a dip in the ocean, or stay on the train for additional rides.