New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority celebrated the subway’s 110th anniversary Monday, offering locals and visitors rides on some of the most intriguing train cars of the past.
The first subway line in the city opened on Oct. 27, 1904, with 28 stations run by privately owned companies. The MTA now runs 468 stations, most of them built by 1940. Although new stations are rare, construction — both to expand the network and to maintain the current system — is a constant.
“The first train ran north from City Hall to 145th Street and Broadway,” the MTA wrote. “The system that now benefits 5.8 million daily customers sprang from a single line that didn’t leave the confines of Manhattan.” Read more…
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