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STREET LIFE



New York City Subway is the biggest underground system in the world by the number of stations and seven by the passenger flow.

The system appeared in 1868 when overground trunk-railway with a cable traction was opened. It was changed on a steam traction in 1871 and in 1890 on electric.

Total length of exploited railways is 1355 km. There are 1056 km used for a passengers transportation.
An underground system of New York comprising 4 of 5 districts.
An official number of stations — 469.

 

New York is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is a scandal, its politics are used to frighten children, its traffic is madness, its competition is murderous.
But there is one thing about it — once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough. (c) America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction