The Crosstown Bus at 42nd Street Just Got More Adorable

Attention

everyone who likes their public transportation that much more

when it comes with some history: Not only are the

old-school subway trains back in business

, there's a vintage bus making the rounds on the M42 route across

42nd 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.)

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:

Hats. Let's all wear more hats.

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."

The Crosstown Bus at 42nd Street Just Got More Adorable

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[JDoll / @thisisjendoll]

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