New York City Subway Photos

New York City's urban rail transit system started with elevated lines in 1868 with the first underground subway opening in 1904. This rail service. extending well beyond Manhattan, consists of 26 lines with 229 miles of routes and 468 stations. it is one of the busiest in the world. Supplementing this service are a series of commuter rail lines radiating out into surrounding regions and states. Subway stations are widely decorated with original art.

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New York subway train. New York, NY.New York subway train. New York, NY.People wait for subway train at Union Square station. New York, NY.Union Square subway station tiles showing New York of 1828. New York, NY.
New York subway train. New York, NY.New York subway train. New York, NY.People wait for subway train at Union Square station. New York, NY.Union Square subway station tiles showing New York of 1828. New York, NY.
Bleeker St. subway station tiles by Grueby Faience Company. New York, NY.Astor Place tiles subway station by Grueby Faience Company. New York, NY.Beaver tiles in Astor Place subway station by Grueby Faience Company. New York, NY.Eagle with #14 shield tiles in 14th St. subway station by Grueby Faience Company. New York, NY.
Bleeker St. subway station tiles by Grueby Faience Company. New York, NY.Astor Place tiles subway station by Grueby Faience Company. New York, NY.Beaver tiles in Astor Place subway station by Grueby Faience Company. New York, NY.Eagle with #14 shield tiles in 14th St. subway station by Grueby Faience Company. New York, NY.
Eagle with #33 shield tiles in 33rd St. subway station by Grueby Faience Company. New York, NY.Eagle with #33 shield tiles in 33rd St. subway station done as a mosaic rather than solid tile. New York, NY.33rd St. subway mosaic station marker. New York, NY.86th St. subway mosaic station marker. New York, NY.
Eagle with #33 shield tiles in 33rd St. subway station by Grueby Faience Company. New York, NY.Eagle with #33 shield tiles in 33rd St. subway station done as a mosaic rather than solid tile. New York, NY.33rd St. subway mosaic station marker. New York, NY.86th St. subway mosaic station marker. New York, NY.
Mosaic art in 86th St. subway station. New York, NY.Return of Spring mural by Jack Beal in 42nd St. subway station. New York, NY.Shad Crossing mural by Ming Fay in Delancey St. subway station. New York, NY.Alice in Wonderland mural "Alice the Way Out" by Liliana Porter in 50th St. subway station. New York, NY.
Mosaic art in 86th St. subway station. New York, NY.Return of Spring mural (1999) by Jack Beal in 42nd St. subway station. New York, NY.Shad Crossing mural by Ming Fay in Delancey St. subway station. New York, NY.Alice in Wonderland mural "Alice the Way Out" (1944) by Liliana Porter in 50th St. subway station. New York, NY.
One of dozens of murals decorating New York subway system. New York, NY.IRT Subway Line Battery Park Control House entrance building. New York, NY.Battery Park / Bowling Green IRT Subway Entrance. New York, NY.Union Square domed subway entrance. New York, NY.
One of dozens of murals decorating New York subway system. New York, NY.IRT Subway Line Battery Park Control House (1904-5) entrance building. New York, NY. Architect: Heins & La Farge.Battery Park / Bowling Green IRT Subway Entrance. New York, NY.Union Square domed subway entrance. New York, NY.
Domed subway entrance in front of Lincoln & Spingler Buildings on Union Square. New York, NY.Union Square subway entrance. New York, NY.Cable car departs 59th St. station for Roosevelt Island. New York, NY.Commuter train in Grand Central Terminal. New York, NY.
Domed subway entrance in front of Lincoln (1889) & Spingler (1890s) Buildings on Union Square. New York, NY.Union Square subway entrance. New York, NY.Cable car departs 59th St. station for Roosevelt Island. New York, NY.Commuter train in Grand Central Terminal. New York, NY.

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