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Party Planned To Celebrate 110th Birthday Of NYC Subway System

A conductor looks down the MTA's "Nostalgia" vintage subway train while standing between cars at the Queens Plaza station on Dec. 15, 2013.  (credit: Getty Images)

A conductor looks down the MTA’s “Nostalgia” vintage subway train while standing between cars at the Queens Plaza station on Dec. 15, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York City subway system will be celebrating its 110th birthday this coming weekend with a party.

The party will be held on Saturday at the New York City Transit Museum, at Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The museum is located in a historic subway station.

The system opened in 1904 with the Interborough Rapid Transit line that ran from City Hall in Lower Manhattan to 145th Street in Harlem. There were 28 stations, compared to today’s 468.

As part of the celebration, visitors will be able to ride vintage cars dating to the 1930s between the museum and the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station in Brooklyn, as many times as they want.

Costumed interpreters will be on hand at the museum’s decommissioned Court Street Station platform to talk about the history of the subway.

The party runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets are $55, and $30 for children over 2. Children under 2 may enter for free.

Tickets can be obtained at www.mta.info/museum or at the door.

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