Matt Emerson WBNL NYC The SubwayThe Subway system in New York is a marvel of engineering and has been successfully moving millions of Gothamites around town for over 110 years.  Here’s a look at the system by the numbers…

🌐1.751 billion – Annual ridership (ranked 7th busiest in the world)

🌐361.1 million – Miles the fleet traveled in 2014

🌐5.6 million – Average weekday subway ridership

🌐6,383 – Number of subway cars

🌐7,883 – Number of weekday train trips

🌐660.75 – Mainline track miles

🌐525-660 feet – typical platform length

🌐469 – Number of stations, most of which were built by 1940

🌐180 feet – Deepest station at 191 Street in Manhattan

🌐88 feet – Highest station is at Smith & 9 Streets in Brooklyn

🌐60 – Percentage of subway that is underground

🌐31 miles – Distance the A Train can take you for only one fare

🌐28 – Number of original stations in Manhattan when the system opened on October 27, 1904

🌐21 – Interconnected subway routes feature across-the-platform transfers between express and local service at many stations

🌐15 – Number of ‘Lettered’ routes in the system (A,B,C,D,E,F,G, J, L, M, N, Q, R, S, Z)

🌐7 – Number of ‘Numbered’ routes in the system (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

🌐4 feet 8.5 inches – Distance between rails

🌐3.5 miles – Longest ride between stations (Howard Beach/JFK Airport and Broad Channel stations in Queens)

Get Up and Get Out! The NY Subways are a great way to get around. Be Forever Wandering But Not Lost!