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MTA's Holiday Nostalgia Rides Are Back This Season on the F and D Lines—All the Way Up to Harlem

Updated: Dec 10, 2023

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The Holiday Nostalgia Rides operate on the D & F lines this year.

The MTA's Holiday Nostalgia Rides are back for the next five Saturdays—and they're taking you all the way up to Harlem.

The vintage trains are operating on the F and D lines this holiday season, starting at 2nd Avenue and making express stops to 145th Street.

The rides, which kick off today, December 2nd, are scheduled for four more Saturdays: December 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.

As in previous years, they cost the same as a regular Metrocard swipe or OMNY tap.

To take the vintage trains from Harlem, get on at the 145th Street station on the downtown D platform at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm (one exception: today 12/2 the train will be leaving from the uptown D platform at 145th Street).

Or you can start downtown and catch the train from 2nd Avenue on the F line at 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm.

This year the rides feature the R1/9S cars, in service from 1932 to 1977—the same ones that inspired Billy Strayhorn's unforgettable jazz standard "Take the A Train."

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