Sunday, October 24, 2010

This Week in History: 10/25/2010

The New York City Subway Opens

On October 27, 1904, New York City Mayor George McClellan inaugurated the city’s subway. The New York City subway was operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) and quickly became the largest train system in America; it traveled 9.1 miles through 28 stations. On its first day, 100,000 people paid five cents each to take their first ride on the subway. Today, about 4.5 million people utilize the New York City subway. New York’s subway is the only rapid transit system in the world that runs 24 hours each day, seven days per week.

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