The Crosstown Bus at 42nd Street Just Got More Adorable
Attentioneveryone who likes their public transportation that much more
when it comes with some history: Not only are theold-school subway trains back in business
, there's a vintage bus making the rounds on the M42 route across42nd Street for this week only
. It will make three round-trip circuits a day from Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., meaning it's probably not all that effective for your commute, actually. But it's nice to look at. (The video of the bus above is from 2007.)
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The bus costs the usual old $2.25 and can take a contemporary Metrocard. This may be a sign the MTA is feeling Christmasy -- the agency had previously said they wouldn't run any antique buses this year due to costs.
The bus above, of course, is a mere embryo compared to the transportation seen here, in footage that dates to around 1914:
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Update: Here's a photo of the bus that's traversing 42nd Street this week. MTA Spokesman Kevin Ortiz tells us it's a version that was "most prominent in the '70s."
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