New York Ceety Subway

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New York Ceety Subway
MTA New York City Subway logo.svg
NYC Subway R142 on the 4 R160A on the E.jpg
Tap: A nummer 4 train made up o R142 caurs enters the Fordham Road station.
Bottom: An E train made up o R160A caurs waits for passengers at the 42nt Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal station.
Background
Locale New York Ceety
Transit type Rapid transit
Nummer o lines 34 pheesical lines
    (1 unner construction)
24 services (1 planned)
Nummer o stations 468 (the MTA classification)
421 (when compared tae
    internaitional standards)
4 unner construction
Daily ridership 5,380,184 (weekdays, 2012)
3,172,627 (Setturdays, 2012)
2,490,736 (Sundays, 2012)[1]
Wabsteid mta.info/nyct
Operation
Began operation October 27, 1904
    (first unnergrund section)
July 3, 1868
    (first elevatit,
    rapid transit operation)
October 9, 1863
    (first railroad operation)[2]
Operator(s) New York Ceety Transit Authority (NYCTA)
Technical
Seestem length 209 mi (337 km)
    (route length)
656 mi (1,056 km)
    (track length, revenue)
842 mi (1,355 km)
    (track length, tot)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Electrification 625V (DC) third rail[3] (600V third rail for some lines)
System map

NYC subway-4D.svg

The New York Ceety Subway is a rapid transit seestem ained bi the Ceety o New York an leased tae the New York Ceety Transit Authority,[4] a subsidiary agency o the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It is the maist extensive public transportation seestem in the warld bi nummer o stations, wi 468 stations in operation (421, if stations connectit bi transfers are coontit as single stations).[1] The New York Ceety Subway is an aa ane o the warld's auldest public transit seestems. Oweraw, the seestem contains 209 mi (337 km) o routes,[5] translating into 656 miles (1,056 km) of revenue track; and a total of 842 miles (1,355 km) including non-revenue trackage.[6] In 2012, the subway delivered over 1.65 billion rides,[7] averagin approximately 5.4 million rides on weekdays, aboot 3.2 million rides on Setturdays, an aboot 2.5 million rides on Sundays.[1]

Bi annual ridership, the New York Ceety Subway is the busiest rapid transit rail seestem in the Unitit States an in the Americas, as well as the sevent busiest rapid transit rail seestem in the warld; the metro (subway) seestems in Tokyo, Seoul, Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, an Guangzhou record a heicher annual ridership.[8] It offers rail service 24 oors per day an every day o the year.[9]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Subway and Bus Ridership Statistics 2012". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  2. The IRT main line, which is considered tae be the first New York Ceety "subway" line, opened in 1904; however, the Ninth Avenue Line, a predecessor elevatit railroad line, operatit its first trial run on Julie 3, 1868, accordin tae Facts and Figures 1979–80, published bi the New York Crrty Transit Authority See also nycsubway.org, an the West End Line railroad opened in 1863. A smaa portion o the latter line's oreeginal richt-o-way is still in daily uise near Coney Island. thethirdrail.net
  3. "Facts & Figures". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  4. Hood, Clifton. 722 Miles. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
  5. "New York City Subway & Path". www.urbanrail.net. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  6. New York State Comptroller. "A Guide for Evaluating the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Proposed Capital Program for 2000 Through 2004". www.osc.state.ny.us. Retrieved July 7, 2008. 
  7. "MTA: Subway Ridership At Highest Level Since 1950". NY1. April 10, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  8. "(New York City) Subways (Facts and Figures under title of Annual Subway Ridership)". MTA.info. April 2, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  9. "How to Ride the Subway". Retrieved November 17, 2013.