A Century of Subway Cars

Elegant wood-panelled New York subway car with wicker seats from the turn of the twentieth century. The New York Transit Museum is a paradise for public transportation obsessives. The museum has a chronological collection of turnstiles and subway tokens on display, with detailed descriptions of the minutest changes over the years. This may be a […]

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On the Green Line

The Green Line is Boston’s streetcar-subway combo, running above ground on Commonwealth Ave., Beacon St. and Huntington Ave. west of Massachusetts Ave. and below ground in the city centre.

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Tokyo Hypnosis

[youtube]rU6Pglj6xuA[/youtube] Tokyo is trippy enough, but Chris Jongkind’s videos of its vast rail network takes its surreality to another level entirely. The right adjective here would be “serpentine” as we watch trains slide effortlessly through the urban underbrush of the world’s largest city. For what it’s worth, Jongkind’s photos are even better.

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Haa Yat Zaam… The Next Station Is…

Scenes from Hong Kong’s subway, the MTR.

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Next Stop Please

Asleep—Eastbound On Sheppard

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The Subway Every Day

F train, 8:40am. Photo by Travis Ruse Whenever I try to read on the bus or metro, my eyes invariably slide up and over to the other passengers on board. Considering I will never see most of them again, reading their faces is far more interesting than whatever book or magazine I have in front […]

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Subway Explorers

Lawrence West from David Topping’s 69 Days on the TTC I’m a transit geek. I’m not a railfan—the mundane details of different train models and rail gauges doesn’t interest me—but I am fascinated by public transport. I pore over subway maps and admire ephemera such as old tickets or the unique, quietly confident typeface used […]

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Berliner U-Bahn

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