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Here's What Those Colored Tiles On The NYC Subway Mean

By Brian Skellenger

If you've ever visited New York City, you probably noticed that all of the various subway lines are color-coded.

In fact, tourists sometimes refer to "the blue line," "the red line," and "the green line," for example, when getting around, rather than trying to memorize the various numbers and letters that make up the NYC transit system.

You may have also noticed colored tiles in the various subway stations, and they may not line up with the color of the line that passes through that particular station.