I enjoy riding trains, perhaps more than most. That said, I don’t think Matthew Ahn needs to worry about my breaking his record for fastest trip through the entire New York City Subway. He had the Guinness World Record for the feat, but then the new 34th Street-Hudson Yards station opened on the 7 last year. Not only did Ahn set out to make sure he would still have the record for the expanded system, he beat his original record by about 21 minutes! Read about his 21 hour 28 minute 14 second odyssey through all 469 New York City subway stations in this article from the New York Daily News.
While I don’t have any aspirations to challenge this record, I have been to every station on the subways in Washington, DC, Toronto, Rome, Haifa, as well as the entire Jerusalem Light Rail, in a single day (and some of those were on a single fare, too). What about you?
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