New York Transit Museum
New York Transit MuseumBoerum Pl (at Schermerhorn St) Brooklyn, NY 11201
The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions 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. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York Metropolitan region through the presentations of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since it's inception over a quarter century ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Brooklyn Heights, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.
Guest Capacity, Seated and Standing: 125/250
Square Footage: Varies
Number of Party Rooms: 2
#TodayinHistory: #OnThisDay in 1972, the first #R44 cars entered service in the #NYC subway system. While the majority of the R44 subway cars operating in the #NYC subway system were retired due to structural issues, the remaining R44s were overhauled between 2007 and 2010 to operate on the Staten Island Railway, where they are still in service today. The Staten Island Railway is a commuter rail line that operates 24/7 in Staten Island over a distance of 14 miles with 21 stations. From 1899 to 1971 the line was operated under the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad until it was acquired by the MTA. The northern terminus of the SIR, St. George, has 5 active platforms and 10 tracks. Connection is available to the Staten Island Ferry, making it one of the only terminals left that provides a link from boat to train in the United States. Is the SIR part of your daily commute?
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Hey, #NYTMmembers! The Members’ pre-sale period for Summer 2018 programs and excursions begins at 10am sharp on Thursday, April 19th! Please be aware that tickets sell out very quickly and don’t forget to sign in at the upper right corner of the ticket pages in order to get your membership discount. If you have any questions during the ticket purchase process, ask in the comments below and we’ll be glad to help! Remember, you can browse all of our upcoming programs and excursions on our website at www.nytransitmuseum.org/programs. Not a member yet? Join or renew today to enjoy all the benefits of membership and #MembersAppreciationMonth: www.nytransitmuseum.org/membership.