Before a train line in Amsterdam was completed, the tunnel was opened to folks who wanted to explore the underground.
On March 27, 1976 the first section of the Washington D.C. Metro opened.
The unique idea would provide train passengers with a selection of books to browse on their smartphones while riding the tube.
Pack your bags and get ready to fly to Sweden (to ride its subway system).
These subway signal lights are designed to tell you when to stroll and when to roll.
Call me a dork, but I'm utterly in love with these city transit "line poster" by John Breznicky. Whereas others have turned the London underground maps into animal drawings, Breznicky's posters strip out all the color and station names — exposing the raw design of each urban map. It's stunning.
Remember those pictures we showed you of the subway tunnel site under Manhattan that will house the new "T" train? The scale of the project made the workmen look like ants so it stands to reason something big made those tunnels. Some big ass machines, in fact. We can't emphasize that enough.
New York City's transit system is one of the oldest in the world and for the first time in 60 years, a new subway line is getting built to ease congestion on the other lines. What does building a new subway deep below New York City look like? The Gothamist's Jake Dobkin has some eye-popping photos. Let's take a look.
Commuters might look at subway maps and see colored lines and stations, but to an artist, the map itself can contain hidden art. Paul Middlewick's "Animals on the Underground" is an interpretation of the map of London's subway system, the Underground, that pulls animals out of existing station path lines.
Okay subway commuters…this is pretty amazing. As a marketing strategy for the Blu-Ray release of the Star Wars saga, Tokyo subway cars were outfitted with lightsaber handrails. I've never encountered anything quite so geektastic on my subway commutes.