At 2:35 on the afternoon of this day October 27, 1904, The subway system was completed and opened for business. The price to ride was only a nickel, and 150,000 stood in line to take a ride on the first subway train.
The Subway service expanded to the Bronx in 1905, to Brooklyn in 1908 and to Queens in 1915. Today the subway system now has 26 lines and 468 stations in operation; the longest line, the 8th Avenue "A" Express train, stretches more than 32 miles, from the northern tip of Manhattan to the far southeast corner of Queens.
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