It’s not often that straphangers ride on graffiti-bombed subway cars. The MTA has a strict policy of pulling trains out of service no matter how good they look.¬†Usually, when images emerge, they’re of empty cars in train yards.

This weekend however, riders got quite a treat according to Instagram user @halopigg, who took photos of a spray painted M train and gave ANIMAL the following account of the rare sighting:

I was on my way home from Manhattan late Friday night around 2AM and I had to transfer from the J to the M at Myrtle-Broadway. As I was standing on the platform the M shuttle rolled in and I could immediately smell the aerosol. I looked down and there were a handful of fresh pieces over two cars. I’ve since found out through Instagram research that I caught pictures of only a few of the six total pieces. I had an extra minute or two to snap pics because the train was at the last stop, wish I could have grabbed more.

Subway Art Blog reports that “the pieces appear to be the work of LUPY, BOAT, B36 and others. B36 most likely stands for ‘Beta 36,’ a graffiti crew based in Italy.” A chi vuole, non mancano modi.

(Photos: @halopigg)