Mayor Seth Low holds a mall, surrounded by a crowd of police, government officials and citizens at a dedication ceremony for a New York City subway station, probably City Hall station, New York City, circa 1904. (Hulton Archive / Getty Images)  NEW YORK – Congratulations on your day at the New York City subway station!
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority marks the 115th anniversary of the opening of the first express transportation station.
The first subway line, which runs along Manhattan's east side connecting City Hall with 145th Street in Harlem, opened October 27, 1904.
This line was owned by a private company. In the years that followed, another private company and a city-owned company also opened subway lines.
The lines came together in what is now the subway system in 1940.
The MTA marks the anniversary in several ways, including a digital display of images from the construction of the original subway line.
The images appear on the subway stations on that line.
View photos of how the subway, and its cyclists (including some familiar faces), have evolved over the past 115 years: