To match the New York City's holiday decorations, such as the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Tree, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the city's public transportation service, has rolled out vintage metro cars dating back to the 1930s.
The eight-car trains will run along the F line, which goes between Second Avenue and Queens Plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on three consecutive Sundays—December 13, 20, and 27. Once inside, MetroCard users will find interior decorations hailing from a bygone era such as rattan seats, ceiling fans, incandescent light bulbs, and roll signs for passenger information. If they riders so choose to stay for the entirety of the ride, they will be greeted by a museum pop-up shop on Second Avenue.
According to the MTA's site, this fleet was "...the first subway cars to be identified by their contract numbers, hence the R1/9 designations. R1/9 cars, known as 'City-Cars,'" but were retired once the service noticed passengers needed more doors and standing space.
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