A Day on the A Train
This series of photographs documents events on a single car of the A line subway train over the course of its 18-hour service run on one day.
12:09 AM - 207th St.
Conductor Frank Cruz arrives just after midnight to take his place in the booth of car 5218 on the A train line.
12:14 AM - Leaving 207th St.
Jose Green and his seven-year-old daughter Julia head home to East New York, Brooklyn after Jose picked her up from visiting her family in Providence, RI.
12:44 AM - near 50th St.
Irvin Rodriguez finally gets to go home to the Lower East Side after getting off from his second job around midnight at Time Warner in Columbus Circle.
4:01 AM - 181st St.
Bassist Jesse Forest dozes on and off while heading home to Inwood, Manhattan, after a night of rehearsal in Queens with a jazz-fusion band.
5:07 AM - W. 4th St.
Brittany Halberg and Matt Pepinoi finally call it a night after seeing a DJ spin in to the wee hours at a village club.
6:39 AM - Far Rockaway
Mike, 15, finishes ....er, starts, maybe....his trigonometry homework as he leaves his neighborhood station for Manhattan Village Academy, about an hour away.
7:39 AM - Broadway/Nassau, lower Manhattan
The rush hour crowd packs the car for over an hour as the train makes its way up and down Manhattan.
9:16 AM - Chambers St.
Anthony Davis, an electrician with the MTA, helps a visitor to the city navigate the subway map. Anthony was headed to the main MTA office in downtown Brooklyn to do some paperwork.
10:02 AM - Beach 67th St.
Hassonn Davis, 3, entertains himself by spinning around on on of the poles, as mom Jennifer Perez, looks on behind him. Hassonn and his mom were returning home to Far Rock after an early-morning pre-K program that Hassonn attends.
11:53 AM - 157th St., Manhattan
An accordian-guitar duo provides some musical accompaniment to the ride through upper Manhattan as the lunch hours nears.
2:10 PM - Beach 60th St.
Joslyn Taylor, of Park Slope, looks out onto the waters of Jamaica Bay on her ride to an art therapy job. "This is the best part of the ride," she said. "It looks like you're floating out over the water".
3:05 AM - near Ralph Ave., Brooklyn
Two men who didn't want to give their names broke out some fast food and held an impromptu picnic on one of many empty seats at the time.
3:56 PM - 200th St.
(from left) Christie Saldamo, Matt Beato, Jen Dominguez and Emely Recio, all juniors from New Heights Academy Charter School in Inwood, figure out their weekend plans after hanging out in a park following an early dismissal.
4:44 PM - Ralph Ave.
Yitzy and Meriam Shollar, of Crown Heights, travel Friday afternoon out to Far Rockaway for Shabbas dinner with their families.
5:57 PM - Far Rockaway, Queens
Having finished its nearly 18-hour tour of duty for the day, car 5218, along with the rest of the train, gets swept out at the Far Rockaway station, the Queens endpoint of the A line's circuit.