New York City Transit Photos

1495 Photos, 103 new














What can I say about NY? It definitely has the most rail-based transit in all of the Americas! It is one of the largest sections on this website. I may live in the Pacific Northwest, but I am partial to NY, particularly Brooklyn (my native habitat). The NY subways alone are a transit fans’ dream. Add the commuter trains and NJ light rail systems in Jersey City and Newark, the metro area becomes a transit fan’s heaven. I have broken the New York area based on operations. 

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1050 Photos


The largest subway system in North America. The 26 line system is critical to NYC’s health as a thriving metropolis.


Staten Island Railway

42 Photos


This one line system has a lot of history and uses slightly modified NY subway equipment


PATH Trains

184 Photos, 103 new


This small metro system links Newark, Jersey City, and Hoboken to midtown Manhattan, and the World Trade Center via its own subway.


Metro-North Railroad

60 Photos


This serves the northern suburbs in Westchester, Putnum Counties, as well as Connecticut. Via NJ Transit, lines cover Rockland and Orange Counties as well.


Long Island Railroad

37 Photos


The largest of the 3 NYC are commuter railroads. The hubs are NY Penn Station and Jamaica Station.

NJ Transit Commuter Trains

105 Photos


Although the trains are in NJ, the NJT focus is NYC bound commuters with NY Penn Station, Hoboken, Secaucus, and Newark as major hubs.


Roosevelt Island Tram

5 photos


This aerial tram links Manhattan with Roosevelt Island


JFK AirTrain

12 Photos


This automated rail system links all of JFK’s terminals to parking lots, rental cars as well as the A-Line subway at Howard beach, and the E/J subway and LIRR at Jamaica



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Buses serve the gaps where the subways don’t serve. They are very important to most commuters



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There is the famous Staten Island Ferry. But also many other ferries to choose from.


South Brooklyn Railway

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A subsidiary of the MTA, it moves subway cars from car floats and at one time ran under the Culver El in Brooklyn.