The meter it's the best way to get around NY. It does not have the most neat appearance, but it is very efficient. The image of insecurity of the subway is a thing of the past, and is almost always completely safe. It is simply a matter of using common sense and not going alone, or traveling in empty cars.
It is the largest urban public transport system in the United Statess and one of the largest in the world, with between 416 and 475 stops. It has 24 lines; however, the routes They change frequently due to new connections or changes in the pattern of services. Therefore the most important thing is to know where you are going and not the route what do you drink; Don't be guided by the colors of the route.
The lines What else you should take into account are:
- Lexington Avenue Lines (4, 5 and 6): They are very useful for going to museums such as the Met, or the Guggenheim and others on the East side of Manhattan.
- Seventh Avenue Lines (1, 2 and 3): Very useful for going to Broadway, Tribeca and Ferry stations for Staten Island or the Statue of Liberty.
- Lines of the Eighth Avenue (A, C, and E): With them you can reach the Natural History Museum, on the west side of Central Park and JFK airport.
- Lines of the Sixth Avenue (B, D, F and M): Advantageous to go to MOMA, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Coney Island.
- Broadway Lines (N, Q, R): Not only can Broadwat be reached, but also Times Square, SOHO, Chinatown and Empire State Building.
The meter charge one rate $ 2.25 flat, regardless of distance traveled. For this you need to buy the Metrocard. This has unlimited 7, 14 and 30 day options for $ 27, $ 51 and $ 89, respectively. All stops They have a dispenser or windows.
Most of the metro service works 24/7, but there are some lines They don't work on weekends and evenings. For information on Schedule of each line, and changes in the service check the Web page of the meter: