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These Amazing Autonomous Trains Are The Future Of London's Subway

Underground train lines may be dark and gloomy, but the rolling stock that uses them needn’t be. These sleek autonomous trains are what London plans to ferry its inhabitants in within the next 10 years.


A Beautiful Map Of Tokyo's Extremely Complex Subway And Railway System

This one-eyed spaghetti monster is not the official map of the Tokyo, but one designed by Korean design studio Zeroperzero. It not only shows the system itself, but also the landmarks, acting as a tourism guide too. They have other maps for cities like New York, London and Paris.


Hot Subway Station In New York City Transformed Into Spa

Anyone who has used the New York City subway in summer knows that train stations can get as hot as the hottest sauna. The guys at Improv Everywhere decided to help commuters embrace the heat by transforming one of the hottest subway platforms in NYC into a spa for a few hours.


Inside The Secret Building Bringing Mobile Phone Service To New York City's Subway System

As Hurricane Sandy revealed almost two years ago, New York’s 100-year-old subway is not a modern and robust system. In fact, compared to other cities, it’s downright dirty, unpredictable and technologically behind. But the Metro Transit Authority is currently dragging it into the future — and I got the chance to go behind the scenes of the MTA’s mission.


The World's Best Train System Is Powered By An Advanced AI Boss

Hong Kong’s metro puts others to shame: It’s one of the most profitable train networks in the world. It’s on time 99.9 per cent of the time. It’s always improving — and it’s controlled by some very clever artificial intelligence.


A Melbourne Guy Is Allegedly Blackmailing Subway Over Secret Sandwich Recipes

Ever been upset by a former employer? Melbourne man, Arun Singhal, knows how you feel. Unlike other disgruntled former employees, however, Singhal is taking matters into his own hands against sandwich giant Subway, threatening to release secret sandwich recipes online if he’s not paid $35 million.


RIP Massimo Vignelli: The Iconic Designer Who Shaped A Century

We’d known that legendary designer Massimo Vignelli was sick: His son issued a plea to designers who were influenced by him to send him a letter, which surely flooded his home with well-designed well-wishes over the past few weeks. This morning, Vignelli passed away at the age of 83. Here, we’ve collected a handful of his most iconic contributions to design.


Lost In A Maze Of Abandoned Stations Beneath The Streets Of Barcelona

The always interesting urban exploration crew at Trackrunners have assembled all of their various trips down beneath the streets of Barcelona into one long super-post, an epic catalogue of all things lost and subterranean in that Spanish coastal city.


Incredibly Claustrophobic Photos Of Tokyo's Train At Rush Hour

The World’s Best Ever picked up this great photo series by Michael Wolf. Titled Tokyo Compression, it shows snapshots of passengers captured at Tokyo’s train stations at rush hour. If you’re claustrophobic, don’t look at these.


The New Budapest Metro Line Is An Awesome Psychedelic Trip

After ten years of extremely expensive, slow, and politically messed up construction work — it is a long and sad story of government corruption and incompetence — Budapest, the Hungarian capital, got its fourth metro line today. Despite its ill-fated genesis and controversial usefulness, the Metro 4 is an amazing engineering, architectural, and artistic achievement, a mix of stunning concrete structures and trippy ornamentation. It looks stunning.


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