Why Some Letters Are Missing from New York's Subway System

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Why aren't all the letters represented in the MTA? According to Mental Floss, some get absorbed, discontinued, and eventually reused (H, K, T, V). Some are confusing either with the number trains (O & I) or words (Y & U). The outlier is P, and we'll let you draw your own conclusions.

Why Are Some Letters Missing From NYC Subway Nomenclature? | Mental Floss

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