Opened in 1904, New York City Subway is located in New York, United States. The system serves Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx and never leaves the city.



The New York City subway is composed of three formerly separate systems that merged in 1940. Officially the system counts 472 stations. However, some transfer stations are classified as two or more stations known as "station complexes" within the terminology of the NYC Subway. If station complexes are counted as one, then the total number will be 424. Several stations that were once operated are currently closed and out of order. The new NYC Subway stations are considered as part of the second avenue subway and are situated on Second Avenue at 72nd, 86th, and 96th streets. These stations were opened in 2017. Four hundred seventy stations are served 24 hours a day. All 275 of subway stations in New York are typically accessed by staircases that go down from the ground level. A typical NYC station has waiting platforms that are usually ranging from 480 to 600 feet. Because of the large number of transit lines, one platform may serve more than one service. Passengers should look at the signs that are conveniently hung at the platform entrance steps to see which trains stop there and when, and at arriving train to see which train it is. Some stations include two different levels that are separating the platforms of various services or/and directions. For example, trains of two different lines may be divided into two different levels. Trains of two different directions can also be separated on two levels, with a cross-platform interchange on each level. Services For offering the convenience to the riders, differe


In the NYC Subway terminology, a "line" means the physical trackage used by trains that are used by lettered or numbered services. Currently, the company or division names are not used publicly, when the line names may be used occasionally. The services that are running on certain lines tend to change periodically, but the lines refer to static trackage. Therefore the line represents the physical structure of tracks that trains run over. Every section of the system is assigned with a unique name that necessarily starts with its first division (IND, IRT, or BMT). For example, the line that runs under Eighth Avenue is called the IND Eighth Avenue Line. During the time, some lines have changed their names and divisions, but this happened relatively rarely. Service in the subway terminology refers to the route which the train takes across the various lines. A service can operate along various lines and even different divisions. For example, the R service is running along the IND Queens Boulevard Line. Currently, the New York City Subway includes 36 different rail lines. The 63rd Street Lines and the Archer Avenue Lines are both classified as two separate lines because of their structure. Both lines are available to serve two divisions on distinct sections of track. Each line has a specific color and name. For example, the 8th Avenue line is always blue when Broadway 7th Avenue is always red. Due to the number of lines, even locals frequently don't know the official name of the line. However, even though it migh