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Watch A Train Travel Inside The Tunnels Of The New York City Subway System

Video: The New York City subway works, most of the time. It’s not the flashiest and it’s not the cleanest and it’s not always on time and it can get too crowded during rush hour but you can get all over the city for $US2.75. Not the worst deal! It’s also just part of the fabric of the city. Here are videos from DJ Hammers showing how the NYC subway works — you get to see trains run through an entire line from the perspective of the first car.


The World Metro Map Combines 214 Subway Systems Into One Glorious Mess

What happens if you try to combine 214 different subway networks — including 791 routes and 11,924 stations — into a single map? This beautiful tangle of colour and lines is what.


A Fleet Of Custom Machines Is Outfitting London's New Subway

Image Cache: Crossrail, London’s new subway system (and Europe’s biggest infrastructure project) is nearing completion: the holes have been dug, and now there’s just the little matter of kitting them out.


90 Years Ago, The Los Angeles Subway Was Born In This Lost Tunnel

By now almost everyone knows that Los Angeles has a subway. But did you know that this is not the first subway that LA has ever had?


Replacing Subway Lines With High-Speed Moving Footpaths Sounds Terrifying

London has the oldest subway system in the world: great for tourism, but sometimes not-so-great for commuters. There’s all sorts of sensible plans to upgrade the city’s public transport, but here’s one particularly outside-the-box solution: a 24kph moving footpath, looping 27 kilometres under London. What could go wrong!


A Rare Glimpse Of The Ancient Infrastructure That Controls NYC's Subway

New York City’s subway system is a wonder of engineering — but sadly, that engineering is so old that it’s not even manufactured anymore, causing huge problems for the people who run it and anyone trying to use it. That means the MTA has built a whole shop up around trying to maintain its ageing technology, and now they’re giving us a look at this underground industry.


What Is The Most Obnoxious Behaviour You've Seen On Public Transit?

Manspreading — the phenomenon where males require extra room on trains for their oversized scrotums — has been in the news lately with several reports of men being arrested on the New York City subway for occupying more than one seat. Surely this isn’t the worst offence committed on our public transportation systems?


The Amazing Photos Taken By A Crazy Tunnel Spelunker 

Gregory Berg will be the first to tell you that he’s insane. The New York-based photographer and urban spelunker likes climbing tall buildings and sneaking underground to photograph the parts of the subway most people never want to see. These are both crazy things to do. But the photos? They’re amazing.


Someone Snuck Into NYC's $US4 Billion Train Station And Took These Pics

Picture $US4 billion worth of cash stacked up in the shape of a train station. This is pretty much what the World Trade Center Transportation Hub looks like. Except more surreal. You’d also maybe need to throw in a whole bunch of screw ups and missed deadlines, because this alien cathedral of a train station is one expensive mess.


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.


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