"ElectriCity: Powering New York’s Subways Rails"

New York Transit Museum , Boerum Hill Wednesday April 10 2013 10:00 - 16:00
"ElectriCity: Powering New York’s Subways Rails"
Photograph: Robert Lobenstein
Commuters who take the subway for granted got a taste of the system’s complexities during Hurricane Irene, when the MTA revealed that it would take eight hours to power down the system, and another substantial chunk of time to get the trains back up and running. The massive effort to keep mass transit moving is explored in this exhibit, where visitors learn how subway cars are powered, from the early steps of producing an electric current to the cars finally traveling along the track.


Venue name: New York Transit Museum
Address: Boerum Pl
Cross street: at Schermerhorn St
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat, Sun 11am–5pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, F, R to Jay St–MetroTech; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall
Price: $7, seniors and children 2–17 $5
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