Christmastime in New York City is a very festive time of year. One Thanksgiving hits, the holiday hustle and bustle is upon us. The city streets and windows are decorated for the holiday and people are feeling the sprit. The MTA is an important part of getting people around during the holidays. They’ve decided to add to the scenery and with their “Shopper’s Special” Old School Subway cars.
The MTA’s “Shopper’s Special” consists of some old school subway train cars that will run a special route. The “City Cars” are a selection of old school 1 and 9 Subway cars that used to run the tracks in the 1970s. The cars are outfitted in rattan seats, drop-sash style windows, ceiling fans, incandescent lighting, and roll signs. Aside from their vintage look, the cars are outfitted in Christmas decorations as passengers get their shopping done.
The shuttle will run passengers back and forth between Lower Manhattan and Queens for four Sundays, beginning November 27th. For just the cost of a swipe, the trains will run via the 6th Avenue line between 2nd Avenue and Queens Plaza. Visit here for additional information and departure/arrival schedules.