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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tickets remain for next Cincinnati Subway Tour

If you have always wanted to check out Cincinnati's famous unfinished subway, but have never been able to land tickets, now is your chance. Mayor Mallory's Young Professional Kitchen Cabinet is sponsoring the next Cincinnati Subway Tour on Wednesday, October 14.


There are still a few tickets available for $100 each, with all proceeds going to benefit the Everybody Rides Metro Foundation. In addition to the exclusive tour of Cincinnai's Subway, your ticket also includes a dinner before hand at Washington Platform which starts at 6pm. To secure your tickets now simply email ERMSubwayTour@gmail.com and indicate the number of tickets you would like to purchase.


UPDATE: The tour is estimated to take around 45 minutes, and when combined with dinner, should end around 9pm.

15 comments:

myork1976 said...

Do you know how long the tour is or how much of the subway it covers? My husband would love this, but for $100 a pop, it had better be a really good tour!

Allister Sears said...

I emailed the tour directors. They said that the tour portion should run about 45 minutes, so with dinner it should end around 9pm.

Gordon Bombay said...

myork, I've done tours put on by the city before. Most likely, they'll only show you the Race St. station directly beneath Central Parkway, you won't venture into the rest of the 2 mile tunnels. Don't think that was meant to sound negative though, because the sight of the Central Parkway station is absolutely AWESOME. 100 bucks is quite a bit, but I highly recommend checking out the subway tour.

Here's an article I wrote on the last one with photos I took: http://queencitydiscovery.blogspot.com/2009/03/cincinnati-subway.html

myork1976 said...

I emailed the above email address about availability so hopefully I will hear something back soon!

@Allister - thanks for the info! That seems a bit short but it's not every day a person gets a chance to see the subway I guess.

@Gordon, that is a great write up on the subway with some awesome pictures. I'm hoping that cameras are allowed on this tour.

Lauren said...

:( I wish I was in town for this. Randy, use your clout to get tours over Thanksgiving weekend1

Randy Simes said...

I'll see what I can do Lauren.

allen said...

I wrote them and asked if I could attend the tour, but instead of paying, I could give a talk about the history of the subway. I wrote the book The Cincinnati Subway (Arcadia 2003) and used to attend the tours given by Cincinnati Advance. This tour will probably be like an earlier one; it would go down to the bend, then turn around and come back. To see the entire two miles takes about three hours.

Ben said...

I've emailed them to request tickets, but haven't received a response. Are we sure that this is the correct email address?

Randy Simes said...

Wow, that's great to hear Allen. You'll be a great asset to have on the tour...you knowledge alone would be worth the price of admission.

UCstudent said...

Loved the book Allen, if I had more than a dime to my name I'd try to attend the tour!

myork1976 said...

I emailed the address yesterday and received an email back today, so yes, it is the correct address. Apparently, you just make the $100 per ticket donation to the Everybody Rides Metro Foundation and specify that it's for the subway tour. I went ahead and reserved mine.

I am so excited! I had heard there were tours but never had been able to find an open one before. I also couldn't find any info on this tour except for the post here on Urban Cincy that I stumbled on from a retweet on Twitter.

Randy Simes said...

Glad this was helpful for you then. To be honest I didn't even know about this until just the other day. As soon as I found out I put together this post to share with everyone. If you have the time, come back and let us know how it went.

allen said...

UCstudent, thanks for the compliment! Hope you've checked out my other two books as well.

Looks like I won't be going. I got an email back saying they already have a tour guide, and if I want to attend, I have to pay full price. I'm unemployed, so . . . Perhaps I can give a talk some other time.

Randy Simes said...

Alan, if you could, please send me an email when you have a chance.

UrbanCincy@gmail.com

UCstudent said...

Allen, I have paged through your other two works as well. Can't say I'm a big fan of Arcadia...but I think the format allows for a wide audience to enjoy your research. It would be really great if we could find you a venue to give a talk about Cincinnati's history as a rapid transit leader, and the prosperity it helped bring our city, especially with the Issue 9 vote looming.

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