Transit Walk – Deep Dive: Hills and Valleys of the 1 Train

Transit Walk - Deep Dive: Hills and Valleys of the 1 Train MayMay 07 2023 02:00pm - 03:30pmWest Side, New York, US

Transit Walk - Deep Dive: Hills and Valleys of the 1 Train

Sunday, May 7th, 2023

2:00 PM ET

Offsite Program



The 1 train’s trek from 96th St. to 242nd St. offers a unique ride through a remarkably varied topography, ranging from high mountain peaks to low valleys. With a path that also traverses bridges, tunnels, and a high viaduct, this stretch required a variety of innovative construction techniques. The line features tracks that are elevated above street level and travel deep underground, and includes some of the system’s grandest stations, designed by architects Heins and LaFarge, adherents of the City Beautiful movement.


Join Transit historian Andy Sparberg for an in-depth tour of this upper stretch of the 1 train route, making multiple stops between 96th and 242nd streets to discuss unusual station layouts, histories, and notable design features.


While anyone is welcome to join, this tour provides a deep dive for those who have some background information and knowledge about New York City Transit.


$40 - General Public / $35 - Museum Members

Tickets for this tour are SOLD OUT.


Tours run rain or shine. Walking and climbing stairs required. Please dress for the weather as this tour will take place both indoors and outdoors. Masks are encouraged but are not required.


Photography and video recording are permitted. 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.


Masks are encouraged but are not required.


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


If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected].


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.


Image: Marc A. Hermann [Track Inspection] October 30, 2019, MTA New York City Transit.


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