New York Subway system transports over 5 million passengers every weekday and about 3 million passengers each day on the weekend. This site has the official subway maps, line maps, train and station information, MTA Twitter, MTA contact information, Metrocards, subway safety and popular tourist destinations.
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The New York City Subway is the largest rapid transit system in the world by number of stations, with 472 stations in operation (424 if stations connected by transfers are counted as single stations). Stations are located throughout the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
The New York City Subway map. This map shows regular service. Night Subway Map. A view of how the subway system runs overnights. Accessible Stations Subway Map. The subway map with accessible stations highlighted. Large Type Subway Map. The standard subway map with larger labels and station names. Winter Underground-Only Subway Map.
The subway system is usually just referred to as the \\"trains.\\" Locals say \\"I can take the train to your place\\" to generally mean that they take the subway. The subway is never referred to as the metro, underground, or tube. With the exception of the AirTrains, these trains are also referred to as \\"commuter trains\\" because commuters from outside New York take these to commute in and out of the city on a daily basis. This guide does not apply to any of these transportation systems.
While the subway system is the primary mode of transportation in New York, it is not the only transportation system in the greater metropolitan area. Other large, train-based transportation systems that you should not confuse with the New York subway include the following:
To avoid confusion, some locals refer to these transportation systems by their names. They'll say, \\"I'm taking Metro-North this weekend,\\" \\"Let's take New Jersey Transit to the airport,\\" or \\"I'm coming in from the PATH train.\\"
The street system in Manhattan is composed of a rectangular street grid. Streets travel east and west, while avenues travel north and south. (This is not entirely accurate, since the grid system is not perfectly aligned with the directions on the compass.) Street numbering increases as you go further north, while avenue numbering increases as you go further west:
While Uptown, Midtown, and Downtown are geographic regions of Manhattan, the words uptown and downtown can also mean the direction of travel. If you head north (towards the Bronx or Queens), most people say you are headed \\"uptown\\"; if you head south (or towards Brooklyn), most people say you are headed \\"downtown.\\" Locals rarely use the words \\"north\\" or \\"south\\".
The New York City mother seen in a disturbing video being kicked down an escalator inside a subway station says the attack has left her looking like she was “clawed by a tiger,” a report says.
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