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ICYMI: Ride Vintage Trains at the New York Transit Museum's Parade of Trains at Brighton Beach

Updated September 6, 2022 6:00 p.m.
Ride Vintage Trains at Parade of Trains on September 17th and 18th

Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 11am to 4pm at Brighton Beach (B/Q) station. Free with subway fare!

Ride the rails in historic style at the New York Transit Museum’s Parade of Trains on Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th at Brighton Beach station! Shuttle through time by hopping on and off four different historic trains from the Museum’s vintage fleet, representing more than a century of New York City transportation history. Parade of Trains shuttle rides are free with subway entrance and will run continuously to and from the Brighton Beach station B/Q express platforms from 11am to 4pm. 

Parade of Trains offers a chance for everyone to experience New York City transportation history firsthand. The Museum’s vintage cars reflect a time before automated voice announcements, air conditioning or bright fluorescent lighting. Guests can sit on the seats, hold onto the straps and handrails, read the vintage advertisements, and travel through time to the early days of New York’s public transportation system. 

“The New York Transit Museum is delighted to announce the return of the Parade of Trains! We are extremely fortunate to have some of the oldest rolling stock in the U.S. that still rolls and what better way to ensure that remains the case then to bring our beloved vintage fleet to the rails in Brighton Beach. The Parade of Trains, one of our favorite events, is such a special opportunity for people from every generation to travel back in time by traveling on one of the museum trains, and all for a swipe of your MetroCard or an OMNY tap!”

Roundtrip shuttle rides will run continuously from Brighton Beach to Kings Highway and back. Each roundtrip ride will be approximately 20 minutes. Brighton Beach will serve as the sole terminus for all shuttle rides. Passengers will only be able to get on and off the trains at the Brighton Beach station. Riders can expect a wait time of no more than 15 minutes for the next shuttle ride.


The New York Transit Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. Since its inception over forty years ago, the Museum – which is housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Downtown Brooklyn – has grown in scope and popularity. For nearly 25 years, the Transit Museum has also operated a Gallery & Store in Grand Central Terminal. To learn more, visit nytransitmuseum.org.

More Info: nytransitmuseum.org/ParadeofTrains