The Times Square Subway

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Signs at the World's Crossroads/The Times Square Subway
Times Square Alliance
Written By Times Square Alliance

The Times Square Alliance is proud to continue to work to improve and promote Times Square, so that it retains the creativity, energy and edge that have made it an icon for entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century.

The subway entrance in Times Square looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Enormous glowing neon letters tower over West 42 and the catacomb of subway tunnels below. The angled sign looming over this station definitely makes a statement.

The subway station in Times Square was originally intended as a local stop. However, it was changed per the requests of residents who wanted an express station under the theatre district.

After becoming an express station in 1914, the subway station at Times Square has been one of the most frequented MTA stops in all of the city. So many people pass through the stop that it has undergone multiple expansions to accommodate the traffic.

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