The MTA Used a Fortified Armored Money Train in the Subway from 1951 Through 2006

When lots of money needs to be moved above ground it goes in an armored car or truck. But what about when the MTA needs to collect all the money from the stations’ ticket kiosks?

From 1951 to 2006, the New York City transit system ran an armored train that moved all the subway and bus fares collected to a secret room at 370 Jay Street in Brooklyn, the subject of the exhibit at the New York Transit Museum “The Secret Life of 370 Jay Street.” A description in the exhibit describes that “most Money Trains were staffed by 12 collecting agents and one supervisor, all armed and wearing body armor.”

Check out the full article for more on the MTA’s armored Money Train.

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