Video: Seeing a train get assembled is a lot like watching someone play with LEGO bricks, only if that someone was God and the LEGO bricks were stupidly ginormous. This timelapse of a London Elizabeth line train being built out at Bombardier in Derby is especially cool because it seems like pieces and parts are just flying together.
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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.
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!
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.
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?
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.