(1904) Transit gets rapid beneath the streets of New York CityMore than 100,000 people pay a nickel each to take a first-day ride on something wondrous beneath New York City’s streets, the IRT Company’s new underground train system. The ‘subway’ will prove immediately popular to folks keen on escaping the crush of city streets above.The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, a subsidiary agency of the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Opened in 1904, the New York City Subway is one of the world’s oldest public transit systems, one of the world’s most used metro systems, and the metro system with the most stations. It offers service 24 hours per day on every day of the year.
Inception: Oct 27, 1904 Map of the New York City Subway as of January 2017