Whenever one visits New York, they'll observe the skyscrapers that appear to embrace the heavens, experience the perpetual honking, as well as the hot dogs...
Then there's also the subway.
The New York City Subway currently ranks as the fifth busiest mass transit system in the entire world, and is the busiest in the western hemisphere.
This particular station is Fulton Street, located in the Financial District of Manhattan. I did not make this to be an exact replica; instead I tried to mimic the general atmosphere of the subway by incorporating common elements of the entire transportation network.
New York consists of two cities - the sprawling metropolis aboveground, and then the hustle and bustle of the subway right underneath.
Here we have an uptown-bound 5 train.
Some stations will have a partisan like this dividing up the two tracks, with a platform located on each side.
Often, rats can be found on the tracks foraging for food. They serve as great distractions for passengers waiting for the next train to arrive.
The entire system is electrified - the third rail courses with about 650 volts of electricity.
The surface street, station entrance and the side walls can be removed to view inside the station.
In the past, the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) would issue subway tokens for rides, but today MetroCards are dispensed at automated vending machines.
Gates like these can be found for maintenance workers to use, without having to go through the turnstiles.
Sliding a MetroCard will open the turnstile, leading to the platform.
"Watch the gap!
Top view, with the detached station entrance.
Looking out onto the platform from the other side.
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