Vintage buses kick off 2009 holiday season in New York City

One of the vintage buses that will be in service along the M42 this holiday season

One of the vintage buses that will be in service along the M42 this holiday season

MTA New York City Transit is once again running select buses from their museum fleet in revenue service for the holiday shopping season. They did it last year, and it was loads of fun.

This year however is even more special – the buses are even older! While last year’s vintage buses were mainly in service in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s before being retired, this year’s buses date from the 1950s! These older buses are commonly referred to as the “old look” buses.

While details of the 2009 Holiday Vintage Bus program have not yet been officially released, it is believed that one or more vintage buses will be running along the M42 bus route in Manhattan (42 St Crosstown) between 10 AM and 2 PM, Monday to Friday, through the end of December.

Photo by: Adam E. Moreira

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3 Responses to “Vintage buses kick off 2009 holiday season in New York City”

  1. […] New York City Transit issued a press release for the 2009 Holiday Vintage Buses program that, as we reported yesterday, began yesterday. MTA New York City Transit Runs Special Vintage Buses for the […]

  2. Tom Moran says:

    “FANDAMNTASTIC”

    If New Jersey Transit (NJT)or the Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Transportation Authority (Philadelphia’s SEPTA) only had the
    foresight to do what MTA New York City Transit has done…

    Before there was NJT, it was Transport of New Jersey for
    a few years. In the beginning, there was Public Service Coordinated Transport. What a fleet that was.

    Hey, I can dream, can’t I?
    Tom the PSCT fan

  3. Robert Hamberry says:

    I boarded a Vintage bus 3 years ago. was good memeries from when I was a child. Everything was so much smaller.

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