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Conductor Keeps NYC Subway Rides Humming Along

NYC subway conductor Sheila Taylor
Jeff Rogers, NPR
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NYC subway conductor Sheila Taylor

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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Margot Adler died on July 28, 2014 at her home in New York City. She was 68 and had been battling cancer. Listen to NPR Correspondent David Folkenflik's retrospective on her life and career