1. 110 Years of the New York City Subway MetroCard

The MTA makes it a point to commemorate milestones in subway history like the 75th anniversary of the IND. In celebration of the 110th anniversary of New York City’s subway system, it released four collectable MetroCards that feature archival photographs of historic moments in subway history.

The images depict The Bronx’s Jerome Avenue line in the midst of construction in 1915, dignitaries on an inspection tour of the City Hall Station, the introduction of subway service to Queens in 1915, and the extension of subway service to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn a year after.

Next, read more about the phase out of the MetroCard and learn about the history of the subway token.