R143 subway cars have a computerized feature to
regulate train speed, which will allow trains to run
closer together in the future.
(SIR) Staten Island.
Ridership: Subway ridership rose in 2005 and continues to grow in 2006!
In 2005, average weekday subway ridership was 4.7 million, about 1.449 billion a year. Ridership has increased to 4.8 million in 2006, and in March 2006 reached 4.9 million trips a day – the highest number in more than 35 years.
Routes: Numbered routes include the
Lettered routes include
The 26 subway routes are interconnected, and many lines feature express trains,
and across-the-platform transfers to local trains, and "skip-stop" express service.
There are three permanent shuttle services: Franklin Avenue, Rockaway Park,
and 42 Street. The Grand Street Shuttle will end when Manhattan Bridge work is completed.
NYC Transit's Rank Among the World's Subway Systems 2005
Number of subway cars: Roughly 6,200.
Number of train trips: 2,682,097 in 2005.
Subway car mileage: The fleet traveled 352,784,000 miles in 2005
Number of miles traveled by an average subway car between repairs:
April 2005-March 2006
With no change of trains:
train from 207th Street in Manhattan to Far Rockaway in Queens (more than 31 miles).
The Flatbush Avenue station, Brooklyn before....
and after station renovation.
Track and PowerTrack Gauge: (distance between rails) is 4 feet 8.5 inches, the same as that of major American railroads.
Miles of Track: Approximately 660 in passenger service. Counting track used for non-revenue purposes (e.g., in subway yards), the number is more than 840 miles.
DID YOU KNOW? Laid end to end, NYC Transit train tracks would stretch from New York City to Chicago.
Power sources: Substations receive as much as 27,000 volts from power plants and convert it for use in the subway. The third (contact) rail uses 625 volts to operate trains.
Types of power: Alternating current (AC) operates signals, station and tunnel lighting, ventilation, and miscellaneous line equipment.
Direct current (DC) operates trains and auxiliary equipment, such as water pumps and emergency lighting.
DID YOU KNOW? The NYC Transit subway system uses enough power annually to light the city of Buffalo for a year.
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