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Operator MTA-Subways
System Type Metro
Year Opened 1904
# of Lines 25
# of Cars 5800
Mileage 230 miles
Gauge Std
Stations 468
Power 3rd Rail
Fare Media Farecards/ Tokens
Website New York City Transit
Data Date 2013
1st Visit 1967
Last Visit 10/2013
% Rode 100%

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NYC Subway

NYC Subway

The Subway System of NY is the greatest system in the world. Where else can you find large amounts of 4 track mainlines with express and local underground. Today the subway is divided into two operating divisions. 

Division A is made up of the numbered lines 1-9 plus the Times Square shuttle. It is better known as the IRT, the original line opening in 1904. The cars and tunnels are smaller the Division B, but the IRT trains seem to move more people and express trains seem much faster.

Division B is made up of the lettered lines A-Z plus the Franklin Shuttle. This division is made up of the former BMT (Brooklyn- Manhattan Transit) and IND (Independent). The BMT lines go back to the Brooklyn Rapid Transit days, portions of it lines pre date 1900. The IND was built and operated by the City starting in the 1930's.

I have divided the NY Subway sections. Please choose the section of interest to you:

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Last Updated: 05/27/18


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