subway system

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Noun1.subway system - an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)subway system - an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"
railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
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In October of that same year, the subway system opened, with a major stop in Times Square.
Additional plans for Lower Manhattan are underway, including a new major transportation hub connecting the metropolitan suburban areas via the New Jersey PATH trains, Long Island Rail Road, and New York City's MTA subway system.
Loved the great story about our fabulous subway system.
For WMATA, it is the incumbent digital video security vendor for 'PROTECT', a system combining video and chemical agent sensors that provides early warning systems, facility management and incident protocols on the DC Metro Subway System.
To connect the ferries to the subway system, the best opportunity exists at the South Ferry Station with the #1 and the #9 lines, which is a very tight loop and doesn't function very well," he says.
6 billion effort, spanning almost 20 years, to build a Los Angeles subway system.
Yes, we have an economic crisis, but we cannot turn away from the possibility of 2012 Olympics, from improving the subway system.
This is in reply to your editorial regarding the subway system.
The Downtown Alliance worked with all of the businesses above ground at the corner of Fulton Street at Broadway as well as six establishments below ground within the access corridor to the subway system.
And his record is this: played a key role in getting federal funds for the disastrous Metro subway system, threatened a last-minute cutoff of funding of the North Hollywood extension unless the Eastside got a subway, opposed efforts to restructure the bankrupt and corrupt Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Separately, Siemens Transportation Systems is helping the MTA make significant upgrades to the city's subway system with automatic train supervision software, improved signaling, fiber-optic communications and public address/customer information screens.
The new terminal has separate levels for departures and arrivals, a 100,000 SF retail concourse and a station for AirTrain, an eight-mile long, light-rail system that will link JFK's central terminal area with Long Island Rail Road and the city's subway system beginning in 2002.