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New York City Transit: 239th Street Yard

October 14, 2018 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Trains in shop at 239th Street

Covering 21 acres, the 239th Street Shop is the largest maintenance shop on the IRT! This historic site opened in 1916 and operates 24/7, inspecting, repairing, and washing a formidable fleet of R142 subway cars for the 2 line. Raymond DelValle, General Superintendent, leads this members-only behind-the-scenes look at the people and machinery that keep our trains on the go.


Tickets are $50 for museum members only. Winter 2019 tours and excursions will go on sale in mid-December. Learn more about members’ ticketing. 

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Tours last approximately 2 hours from beginning to end, run rain or shine, and require walking, standing, and stair climbing. Shoes must be closed-toed and sturdy-soled; flip-flops and other backless shoes are prohibited. Restrooms may not be available along the route.  If you have any concerns, please email [email protected] or call 718-694-1867.

Children must be 10+ to attend and accompanied by an adult at all times.

To be admitted to these restricted sites, participants must provide a copy of a government-issued ID for a background check, and must sign a release immediately after purchasing tickets.

Photography is permitted at the discretion of shop personnel. However, tripods, stands, selfie sticks, and external lights may not be used. All photographs taken are for personal use only and permission to photograph may be revoked at any time.

All ticket sales are final. Should you be unable to attend the tour on the date you reserved, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Museum is not able to reschedule reservations to another tour date.

For information on American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit nytransitmuseum.org/accessibility


October 14, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Luz Montano