Photo: Vintage buses hitting the M42By
As the Nostalgia Train continues to make its ride along the M line on Saturdays this month, the MTA unveiled its historic bus rides for the holidays this week as well. Every weekday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the MTA will run its fleet of vintage buses along the M42 route. Everything, says Transit, is original except for the MetroCard farebox.
“These buses are a piece of New York City’s commuting past,” said Darryl Irick, head of MTA’s bus divisions. “I started my MTA career as a bus operator, driving these types of buses. As charming as they are, you cannot help but realize how far we have advanced when you ride one of our modern, low-floor buses.”
For transit buffs, a chance to ride these old buses comes but once a year. While the MTA rolls out its fleet for the bus fare during the September Atlantic Antic, only in December do these old vehicles run routes in Manhattan. Catch one now before they’re gone again.