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37 Rare And Beautiful Images Of The NYC Subway In The 1980s

When most people think of the subway in the 1980s, they think of scary things. A few years ago The New York Times likened the state of the city to “a house of horrors“. But as a newly published set of nearly 500 photos show, New York City’s underground wasn’t always so horrific. It’s bizarrely beautiful in all its squalor.


A New Glimpse Into The Gigantic Construction Project Hidden Below NYC

What do you want to be when you grow up? A baseball player? A doctor? A blogger (LOL)? How about a badass who carves caves through the Earth to improve the lives of millions in America’s greatest city? That sounds pretty heroic. And, right now, hundreds of hard hat-wearing workers are tackling that grand task underneath New York.


Inside The Vast Tunnels Of Europe's Biggest Infrastructure Project 

It’s a vast understatement to say that Crossrail, London’s newest subway line, is big. It’s massive: 23 miles of huge tunnels below an ancient city, dug by a team of 10,000 workers, to form the city’s biggest transit project since World War II.


The World Trade Center Train Station May Cost More Than The Skyscraper

Four billion dollars. It’s almost twice as much as it cost to develop the most expensive plane in history. It’s more than the cost of the new World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America. It’s also the projected cost of NYC’s newest train station.


Train Etiquette Posters From 1970s Japan Are Just As Relevant Today

Don’t smoke in the train station. Don’t spit your gum on the floor. And please don’t splay your legs out like no one else is around you. These sound like basic rules of today’s public transport, but they’re actually messages that graced the walls of Tokyo’s subway 40 years ago.


How London's Amazing New Trains Were Designed

“I remember going on the Tube trains when I was very young, and thinking ‘this is amazing’. The smell, the noise — the wooden floors, the wooden escalators of the time — incredible to think that we had those,” says Paul Priestman, director and co-founder of London design agency Priestmangoode.


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.


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