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.

Not this money train...
Not this money train...
The New York Transit Money Train.
The New York Transit Money Train.
The New York Transit Money Train.
The New York Transit Money Train.
A Money Room employee uses the GPS 1000 high speed mixed currency counter and sorter to process 30 bills per second, 2006.
A Money Room employee uses the GPS 1000 high speed mixed currency counter and sorter to process 30 bills per second, 2006.
R95 Revenue Collection Car Number OR 714 (1988) | Car Rebuilder: NYC Transit, 1988 

Car Manufacturer: St. Louis Car Company, 1956-1958

Passenger Service: 1958-1988

Routes: Money Train revenue collection from subway station booths on all subway lines 

Operator: MTA New York City Transit, 1988-2006
R95 Revenue Collection Car Number OR 714 (1988) | Car Rebuilder: NYC Transit, 1988 Car Manufacturer: St. Louis Car Company, 1956-1958 Passenger Service: 1958-1988 Routes: Money Train revenue collection from subway station booths on all subway lines Operator: MTA New York City Transit, 1988-2006

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