Mourning Commute

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/27/2021 - 09:14

Looking back at the beginnings of NYC’s @MTA subway system, much has changed on this 117th anniversary of its grand opening.

The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate agency of the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Opened on October 27, 1904, the New York City Subway is one of the world's oldest public transit systems, one of the most-used, and the one with the most stations. The New York City Subway is the largest rapid transit system in the world by number of stations, with 472 stations in operation[16] (424 if stations connected by transfers are counted as single stations). Stations are located throughout the boroughs of ManhattanBrooklynQueens, and the Bronx.

Today, public transportation is more entertaining than your average show and tell experience. If you’re lucky enough to get a seat on the @MTA subway, looking up at the person sitting next to you often comes with a surprise and a wake-up call.

New York City's subway system: A look back at its beginnings - New York Daily News Looks back at the beginnings of NYC’s subway system on the 117th anniversary of its opening.…