Thursday, October 27, 2011

This day in history - October 27, 1904: The first underground New York City Subway line opens

By Richard K. Barry

The New York City Subway is one of the oldest and most extensive public transportation systems in the world, with 468 stations in operation and 209 miles of routes. In 2010, the subway delivered 1.604 billion rides.

It is the fourth-busiest rapid transit rail system in the world in annual ridership, after Tokyo's, Moscow's, and Seoul's rapid transit systems, and the busiest in the Western Hemisphere.

Just thought you might like to know.

(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)

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