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Vintage Bus

Take a ride on a vintage bus.
Monday to Friday, December 10 - 28*
Pay with MetroCard®. The cost to ride is $2.25, the same as any other local bus ride.

*Vintage service is subject to equipment availability and favorable weather. No rides on Christmas Day, December 25.

Vintage New York City Transit buses are operating in passenger service on the M42 crosstown bus route. Buses leave 42 St and 12 Ave at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. making all stops on 42 St.

With a little bit of luck and good timing you can catch a ride back in time on a classic coach for the price of a local bus ride. These 1950s/1960s era transit buses also accept MetroCard or coins for fare payment, just like any other bus.

In addition, vintage buses will be parked, and available for your viewing pleasure between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at: 6 Avenue and 35 Street, opposite Macy’s and 14 Street at Union Square.

This year’s fleet includes:

Bus #2969
Years of operation: 1949-1966
Manufacturer: General Motors
Model: 5101
  Bus #3100
Years of operation: 1958 through mid-1970s
Manufacturer: General Motors
Model:  5106
Bus #2969   Bus #3100
Bus #6259
Years of operation: 1956-1969
Manufacturer: Mack Truck and Bus Company
Model: C49DT
  Bus #8466
Years of operation: 1966-1990 (rebuilt in 1984)
Manufacturer: General Motors
Model: 5303
Bus #6259   Bus #8466
Bus #8928
Years of operation: 1968-1984
Manufacturer: General Motors
Model: 5305A
  Bus #9098
Years of operation: 1958-1972
Manufacturer: General Motors
Model: 5106
Bus #8928   Bus #9098

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