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New York Transit Museum Reviews
I really appreciate that it was set in an old train station. You head downstairs just like you would to catch the train. There is lots of information about the history of the subway system. I especial... more »
My partner and I took a couple hours to visit the transit museum on a steamy hot day. We enjoyed walking through the eight or so historic subway cars on the lower level, though we were surprised by ho... more »
We went any way even though it was a hot day outside. Inside the museum was comfortable everywhere. This museum does a great job of telling an amazing story. How the subway and transit system came to be the engineering marvel that it is. There are real trains on the track to show the progression of cars and technology. This museum was a working subway station and so it perfectly represents the history and progression. Please do visit this station, it is amazing.
Having lived in New York for a few years now, I have gotten to love/hate the subway in the same breath. It was refreshing to go back in time and watch the carriages evolve with the years since 1915. The entry fee is $10 and it's definitely worth it. It would take you ideally about 1.5 - 2 hours to completely go through the museum. The museum details the painstaking journey the labourers and architects went through to create the backbone in the city. You get to learn that there were more subway lines than that exist now. Most of these lines were dismantled in 1955 due to reduced demand and ambitious real estate drives. Also intriguing are the ads that used to run during those times, these ads have been immortalized in the old subway carriages. One can also see the subway carriages dating back to 1915. Its interesting to see how the jute seats evolved to metallic ones. A very thorough map of the subway system. Loved the museum.
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