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Conductor Keeps NYC Subway Rides Humming Along

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Conductor Keeps NYC Subway Rides Humming Along

Conductor Keeps NYC Subway Rides Humming Along

Conductor Keeps NYC Subway Rides Humming Along

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Between 4 million and 5 million people ride the New York City subway on an average day. The system has 468 subway stations, most of them underground, and 3,000 conductors. As part of a series of stories celebrating the centennial of New York City subway, NPR's Margot Adler follows conductor Sheila Taylor, who's been keeping things on track for riders for 17 years.

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