It may be easy to remember the subway logos of the past.
But what if you’re just getting started?
Let’s take a look back through the most recognizable subway logos.
The MTA has some interesting logos, and some of them are truly iconic.
Here’s a look at some we’re still using today.1.
The iconic green and red “Metro” logoThe “Metro,” which originally began life as the “NYC Transit” logo, is one of the subway’s most iconic symbols.
It’s a symbol that has become synonymous with both the subway system and the entire New York City area.
The subway system consists of a network of stations and tunnels connected by elevated lines.
As such, it’s also one of New York’s most recognizable landmarks.
Here’s how the MTA’s logo is currently used:You may not know this, but the MTA has a pretty extensive history of using the subway name in various media.
Here are a few examples:The New York Times famously used the “Metrolinx” logo to describe its subway system:A decade ago, the New York Post used the iconic green subway logo to explain why they had closed their downtown Brooklyn subway station:In the 1980s, the Chicago Tribune used the classic “Blue Line” subway logo:The original MTA logo was inspired by the subway itself.
Here is the subway in its current state:As we mentioned earlier, the MTA had the iconic yellow “NYU” logo.
Here it is today:As the subway has changed over time, the original “NY” has been replaced with the newer, less iconic “M” and “U.”
The red and blue “MTA” logo are used to denote subway operations.
The MTA uses the “M,” which stands for the “National Association of Transit Administrators.”
The logo is still used today to identify the MTA and the NYU, and the yellow is still on the logo.
Here are some other notable subway logos that have been used:Here are a couple of other popular transit logos that haven’t been as well-known.
The New York Subway logo was used by the NY Transit Authority for decades:The NYU logo has been used by several agencies and organizations throughout the country, including the US Postal Service and the New Jersey Transit Authority.
Here is the MTA logo from the 1960s.
Here, it looks more familiar: