This video was created by Valmai Hanson, using her phone in the Grand Central Terminal Subway station on November 19, 2019.
The New York Transit System can be a little overwhelming! This source will teach you the many ways the New York City Subway system have changed from the beginning until now. Our aim for this LibGuide is to give people background information on the world’s first transit system that’s over 100 years old. Many people who live and work in New York City uses the transit system, but very rarely will know about its history. Our hope is that this LibGuide will give students and researchers access to relevant information pertaining to the subway's history.
This is a map from the nineteenth century of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, an early predecessor of the MTA. This image is found in the New York Digital Collections.
This photograph is a postcard from 1906 of the City Hall Subway Station, found on the New York Digital Collections, searchable by the public.