NorthEastern US Transit Systems
















The northeastern US has the highest concentration of rail transit systems in the US, from Boston to Washington DC. New York City dominates this section

 Boston, MA

130 photos

Home to the first subway in North America. This city has a lot to offer a transit fan. It has traditional subways, and Light Rail, formerly trolley lines, that runs thru the subway in the city. There are commuter rail and trolleybuses. Then one line rail line that still used PCC cars.

 Baltimore, MD

22 photos

This city is served by a one-line subway, a light rail system, and commuter rail.

 Buffalo, NY

7 photos

The city has a one-line light rail system that oddly runs in a subway outside of downtown and on surface streets thru downtown.

 Camden-Trenton, NJ

31 photos

A light rail line called The Riverline connects these 2 cities in SW New Jersey. The line uses diesel-powered articulated trains.

Jersey City, NJ

 52 photos

This city is located on the Hudson River across from NYC. The Hudson-Bergen Line serves city along with Bayonne, Hoboken, Weehawken & North Bergen.

New York, NY

 1392 photos

The Big Apple is the busiest transit systems in North America. The Subway is the largest, but add in Long Island Railroad, Metro-North Railroad and NJ Transit, it is huge. Then add the Roosevelt Island Tram, and JFK AirTrain!

Newark, NJ 

 116 photos

The Brick city is home a subway! Originally the line was part of a canal. It was converted to a trolley line. Today modern light rail trains run on it route, and the line has been extended on either end.

Philadelphia, PA 

240 photos

The City of Brotherly Love is a must for a transit fan. Philly has subway/elevated lines, subway-surface trolleys, and a traditional trolley line. Out on the city’s edge are a 2-line interurban style system, plus a 3rd line that is a high-speed interurban using 3rd rail. The city sports a few trolley bus lines and to round it out is a commuter rail network.

Pittsburgh, PA

168 photos

The Steel City has upgraded former trolley/interurban lines into modern light rail, complete with a subway under city center. The city also maintains to funiculars that still serve a transit purpose.

Washington, DC

63 photos

The city in the Sun opened its light rail system in 2008 with more expansions planned

Cities Not Featured


  • Lowell, MA: Maintains a trolley as part of a National park
  • New Haven, CT: This city is a hub for commuter rail