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Behind the Scenes: Corona Yard Tour
November 10, 2019 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pmSOLD OUT
The Corona Yard is the home yard of the 7 train, a subway route that rides along one of the most diverse stretches of New York City. Dating back to 1928, the Corona Yard operates 24/7 to inspect, repair, and wash a formidable fleet of R188 subway cars used on the 7 train subway route. It is located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park near Citi Field, the National Tennis Center, and the site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. Raymond DelValle, General Superintendent, leads this members-only behind-the-scenes look at the people and machinery that keep our trains on the go.
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-flips and other backless shoes are prohibited.
This tour provides access to a secure area normally off-limits to the general public. There may not be places to sit or amenities like climate control or restrooms. If you have any concerns, please email [email protected] or call 718-694-1867. For information on American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit nytransitmuseum.org/accessibility.
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.