New York Subway Guide

The New York Subway operates around the clock, from 5:00 am to 1:00 am the next day, and provides service every day. Here’s information on fares, how to buy tickets, subway map, platforms and carriages, and express and local trains:

Fares on the New York subway are fixed, no matter how far you travel. The current fare is $2.75 (including free transfers), though please note that fares are subject to change, be sure to check the latest fare information before boarding.

How to buy tickets:
You can buy single-journey tickets from ticket machines at subway stations and use them for one ride. In addition, there are other ways to buy tickets, such as using the New York MetroCard (MetroCard). A MetroCard is a multi-use prepaid card that you can top up at a ticket machine or buy a week or month of unlimited travel. Metrocards can be used on the subway and buses.

Subway map:
New York subway map can be obtained at the information center or ticket office inside the subway station, and can also be found on the official website of the New York subway or related mobile phone applications. The subway map shows all the subway lines and stations in New York City, making it easy for you to plan your trip.

Platforms and carriages:
In subway stations, there are signs and signs to guide passengers to the correct platform. Some platforms will mark the terminal station of the train, and you can choose the corresponding train according to your destination. When waiting for a train at a station, please stand on the ground markings with the station name and the position of the car door for a smooth ride.

Fast and slow:
Some lines of the New York subway have express trains and local trains, and express trains skip certain intermediate stations to shorten travel times. While you are waiting on the platform, pay attention to the signs on the station to determine whether the train is express or local. Express and local trains are also marked on the subway map.

Be aware that the New York subway system is very large and complex, and it can be a bit confusing when riding for the first time. It is recommended to plan the itinerary in advance, understand the destination and bus route, and follow the instructions and signs in the station. If you need help, you can consult the staff in the subway station.

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