I love Google

I know I’ve said this before but I love Google. This morning I was writing about tokens for the NY subways and it occurred to me that I should check to see if riders were actually using token in 1943. Turns out, they were not.


The original fee was a nickel, not 5 pennies, but a nickel. Then the fare went to a dime, not two nickels but a dime. When the fare went to 15 cents, the machines couldn’t handle two coins of different sizes so in 1953, tokens were introduced. They were ultimately replaced by the Metro card.


It took me less than five minutes to get all that information. No wonder I love Google.

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