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Rockettes to ride subway to promote Metrocard deal for Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

They’re doing it again! Just like last year, the world famous Radio City Rockettes will be riding the nostalgia train tomorrow to promote the current MetroCard Deal, which saves you $10 off of tickets to select performances of the Christmas Spectacular.

If you’re in the area, I encourage you to come join the Rockettes on this ride of the 1930’s Era IND Nostalgia Train (also known as the R-1/9 type cars, or “Arnines”). You’ll be able to meet the Rockettes, have your picture taken with them, and experience what it was like to ride the subway in the 1930’s! I took this ride last year and I can tell you it is a lot of fun.

The event begins at 10:00 AM at World Trade Center station on the (E) line, but the train might not actually leave the station until a little while later. Once it leaves, with you and the Rockettes onboard, it will run up to the 47th-50th Sts-Rockefeller Center station, making stops along the way.

Here are some photos I took of last year’s event:

Source of information about tomorrow’s event: NYCT Media Advisory

Rockettes Ride the Vintage Rails

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

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Two Rockettes handed out free Metrocards and rode NYCT’s “vintage” “nostalgia” train of R-1/9 class cars from the World Trade Center station on the (E) to the 47-50 Sts Rockefeller Center station on the (B)(D)(F)(V). The event was a promotion for the recently announced deal where you get $10 off the price of a ticket to the Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes when you use or mention code ‘NYCT’. A special metrocard was released advertising this deal as well.

The ride was great and a lot of regular passengers were surprised and excited to both see an old train pull in to their station, and get to meet The Rockettes. Thanks to everyone who made this promotional ride possible, and I can’t wait to ride these old subway cars again as part of NYCT’s Holiday Nostalgia Train rides on the (V) from 2 Av to Queens Plaza on Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM beginning November 30th.

You can see additional photos I took at this event by clicking the following link: I want to see all the photos!!!