Under New York City Streets Photos by Brooklyn Riepl - May 10, 2017May 11, 20170 With service 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, the New York City Subway is the busiest rapid rail system in the Western World. Ridership is steadily growing from its approximate 5.7 million daily rides. Opened in 1904, New York City’s underground transit system is not only one of the oldest public transit systems, but it is also one of the world’s largest and most used metro systems. Millions of people rely on these railways for transportation around the bustling city. With 472 stations in operation, 86th is just one of the many stations located throughout the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.