Subways

Ride for just a nickel in 1879 !

Alfred Ely Beach

The inventor tried to construct a prototype pneumatic train subway in New York City, this system failed to win over the municipal authorities, who later built elevated trains instead. Alfred Beach's pneumatic New York subway, a giant pneumatic tube ran for one block west of City Hall and was based on his 1865 patent. It was America's first subway.

Why is the subway useful ?

People enjoy taking the subway because they can avoid the busy city streets, since they are completely underground. If you aren’t taking the subway every day, then it is generally inexpensive. The cost will add up if it is taken every day.

"I like taking the subway to work."

-John Stossel

You can't buy a subway, but you can purchase tickets to ride the subway online.