New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_Dn_NY28
Men and women enter the Interborough Subway through turnstiles at Grand Central Station in New York City, 1934.
How does the subway system alleviate pedestrian and automotive traffic throughout the city?
How much has the subway fare increased since 1920?
Why would a city opt for an underground railroad instead of an elevated train?
Research the difficulties construction workers encountered when digging the subway in New York City. Are the subway tunnels used for any other reason? Which cities had subway systems before New York City? What other cities use subways today?
Math: Approximately how much money does the subway take in on an average day in New York City?
Science: Research what kind of energy the subway system runs on. Is it comparable to any other forms of transportation?
English Language Arts: Write an essay about which is more efficient: the elevated train or the subway.
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