December 23, by Tricia. All Rights Reserved. The poster has made a comeback in one of the vintage buses that the MTA is running for the holidays. Coney Island photographer Bruce Handy spotted it and other retro ads in s-and s-era buses running the M42 crosstown route through today, December 23rd. Comments RSS.
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July 3,  first elevated, rapid transit operation. By annual ridership, the New York City Subway is the busiest rapid transit system in both the Western Hemisphere and the Western world , as well as the ninth-busiest rapid transit rail system in the world. The system is also one of the world's longest. Large portions of the subway outside Manhattan are elevated, on embankments , or in open cuts , and a few stretches of track run at ground level. These lines have three or four tracks. Normally, the outer two are used by local trains, while the inner one or two are used by express trains.
Now, the artworks are available to view online, as part of an online collaboration with Google. Here, London Transport Museum selects 16 of its all-time favourite designs. Before it was the Central line, it was the 'twopenny tube' — as this poster notes, you can travel any distance for 2d a bit like today's bus hopper fares.
Get into the holiday spirit with vintage TTC ads. Though some of its staff might occasionally be lacking in the charm department, the TTC was once a perennial source of thoroughly endearing artwork and ideas. In the s, the Commission not only published beautifully illustrated etiquette suggestions for its riders , when December rolled around it wished them a merry Christmas too this being the '50s, there wasn't a whole lot of attention paid to non-Christian holiday celebrations. Several of these cards were hung in the advertising gantry around the inside of PCC streetcars at the time the city was preparing to launch its first subway line. The drawings prominently featured a hard-working Santa Claus helping hoist steel girders and popping out of the wooden street cover with a pickaxe and shovel on his back.