Wouldn’t it be fascinating to travel back in time to see how the trains looked decades ago? No need for a time machine when you can visit New York Transit Museum. The New York Transit Museum, located 130 Livingston Street, Brooklyn NY, is one of the largest museums devoted to urban public transportation history. The museum experience allows you to explore and learn the development of New York’s MTA history through several exhibits, tours, educational programs, and workshops. From Tuesday to Friday it is open from 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday through Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM. For adults the general admission ticket is $7, for children from 2-17 it’s $5 and senior citizens $5 as well.
“In order for Tourists to learn about New York City, ‘the city that never sleeps,’ they need to see the transit system that never sleeps. Visiting this museum would allow those to look behind scenes at how New York transit employees prepared for and responded to natural and man-made disasters like September 11, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, and Hurricane Sandy, ” employee James Matthew stated.
New York Transit Museum has several exhbits such as Steel, Stone & Backbone: Building New York’s Subways 1900-1925. It displays NYC’s first subway line, construction methods and names of the people who constructed it. Fare Collection shows various types of fare collection devices used throughout subway system history. Moving Millions which visitors can board the Museums vintage collection of subway and elevated trains. There are new additions like Bringing Back the City, Grand Central Holiday Train Show, and The Secret Life of 370 Jay Street.
“One of my favorite exhibits was On the Streets. It featured over 50 detailed models of trolleys and work cars that ever ran in Brooklyn. It was like going back in time and walking through the decades of different trains. I recommend my peers to visit this museum to learn and see the evolution of trains ,” Kevin Ramkisson.