How fast does the average New York City subway train travel?

  • 32 mph
  • 55 mph
  • 17 mph correct

    Most subway trains maintain speeds of 17 mph. Though, many are designed to hit maximum velocities of 55 mph and above. In 2009, the Transportation Workers Union urged its members to reduce their speeds when entering stations to address a spate of passenger injuries. Source: The New York Times

  • 25 mph
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