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Only 99 of the almost 500 stations in the subway system and Staten Island railway system are wheelchair accessible, and The Weekly Nabe takes a look at why that is. The accessible stations are part of the 1994 Key Station Plan, which ranked stations based on ridership, transfer options, and other factors to determine which should be converted into accessible stations. Some major stations can't be converted: at Union Square, for example, the 4/5/6 is on a curve, so the platform edge can't be made ADA-compliant. Click through to see all this on a graphic. [The Weekly Nabe]