On this day: New York’s first subway line opened

On the 27th of October, 1904, New York’s first subway line opened. It came three and a half decades after the city’s first elevated train was run. The first day of the subway line saw more than 150 000 passengers pay $0.05 for a journey on the train.

City Hall subway station.

On the 27th of October, 1904, New York’s first subway line opened. It came three and a half decades after the city’s first elevated train was run.751px-City_Hall_Subway_station

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4 thoughts on “On this day: New York’s first subway line opened

  1. look at that beautiful masonry work; in arches to boot?!

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