Brighton Beach to host vintage train parade in September
Spending time on an old subway train can seem like a mundane activity for travelers, especially on the A/C line. But if you take a special antique train, it will seem like a miracle for passengers of all ages. The so-called Train Parade will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, according to TimeOut.
Beyond its collection park, the treasure trove of historic trains will travel between the platforms of the B/Q Kings Highway Line, Manhattan direction, and the platforms of Brighton Beach Station, B/Q Line, for one weekend only.
Traveling on historic trains will not require any additional payment to the standard MTA fare. Trains will operate continuously from Brighton Beach Station to Kings Highway and back, however, passengers will only be able to board and alight at Brighton Beach and Kings Highway stations via the internal two platforms.
The duration of each trip will be approximately 10 minutes, and passengers will have to wait for short intervals between trips. During the trip, you will be able to watch vintage carriages passing by, representing a real parade on elevated open lines.
Participants in the Train Parade will include a number of cars from the collection of the New York Museum of Transportation, including 1930s era R-1 and R-9 cars, standard BMT cars and BU Gate Cars, although the composition, as is the case with conventional trains may change.
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Most, but not all, antique carriages are wheelchair accessible. There is no lift at Brighton Beach Station, but Kings Highway Station has an accessible lift.
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