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MTA Celebrates 100 Years of the Brooklyn Subway

Jun 24 2015

Vintage NYC Subway Car

Photo courtesy of Katie Killary/Flickr


On June 22, 1915, Brooklyn got it's own subway system on the Fourth Avenue line. The line was originally called the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT), and would eventually become the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT). The BMT connected Brooklyn to lower Manhattan and was an important part of the city's transit history and instrumental in the development of New York City. Today, the BMT line includes parts of the B, JMZ, L, and NRQ and Franklin Shuttle. Read more about the history of the BMT line on the MTA's website.

To celebrate, the MTA is rolling out some of the historical trains from the period. You can ride vintage trains from the Brighton Beach B and Q station this Saturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th from noon to 4:00pm.




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