An Animated History Of New York’s Subway

Published February 17, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

New York Subway History

Connecting the five boroughs to one another is no easy feat, which at least partially explains the 468 operating stations and 209 miles of routes that comprise the New York City Subway. It all goes to good use, though; in 2011 over 1.64 billion rides were delivered to denizens of the Big Apple.

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