No, I haven’t lost my mind.
The title of this blog post is correct.
I’m actually taking three subway trains.
I know what y’all must be thinking.
How can you take two trains in one day, let alone three?
New Yorkers have been doing this since the subways have been in existence .
This is basically part of our DNA.
It’s a little foreign to tourists and to those who don’t take the subways that often, if at all.
But to those of us who take the trains more times than we care to imagine, taking more than one train is as common as changing your underwear.
Officially, it’s known as transferring from one subway train to another.
Yeah, it’s basically changing trains as it were.
This is how I did it a few days ago.
I had to get to the Bowling Green train station .
I was no where near the station.
I took the number 6 train, which begins in The Bronx, goes through Manhattan and ends at the Brooklyn Bridge stop.
The number 6 train is a local train, which means it makes all stops from The Bronx all the way down to the Brooklyn Bridge Station.
However , it didn’t stop where I needed to get to.
What did I do?
I changed trains and took the number 5 train, which also begins in the Bronx, goes through Manhattan , and ends in Brooklyn.
The number 5 train stops at Bowling Green, where I met some friends, who live on Staten Island .
Being friends of the Sports Diva , I don’t need to tell you where we going, but I am anyway .
We were doing our own 30 Plus Teams Tour of New York City, which meant going to a Yankees baseball game .
(The game got cancelled but that’s a story for another day.)
Coming back from the Bowling Green station, my friends and I had to get to Yankee Stadium .
The number 5 would get us to The Bronx, but not the part of the borough that we needed to get to.
Say hello to the third train that I had to take, the number 4.
Like the number 5 train, the number 4 train is an express train that also goes through Brooklyn, Manhattan and The Bronx.
Together, these three trains carry the most passengers on the New York City subway system.
If you happen to be on Lexington Avenue in New York City , you’ll be taking one of these trains, no matter where on the avenue you are.
By the end of your own 30 Plus Teams Tour of New York City , you’ll be taking the subways a lot .
Maybe you’ll get to be an expert on this transferring thing just like a native New Yorker .