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Deeper Underground: Walk the London Tube’s pedestrian tunnels

The infinite tunnels pull us in with their symmetry. The ceiling lights guide our eyes to the horizon. The tiles and posters form patterns that please the eye. The echoes of rushing crowds, a flickering light, a train...

How does a tunnel boring machine work?

How are new subway tunnels constructed underneath a busy city like Barcelona, Spain? This promotional animation demonstrates how a tunnel boring machine—specifically a Herrenknecht TBM with an Earth Pressure Balance S...

The Archaeology of Crossrail and the history of London

The construction of London’s newest railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line when services begin in 2018, has given archaeologists a unique chance to explore some of the city’s most historically important si...

From Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari, a time lapse of India’s longest train

Ride the longest train in India via this time lapse video from a photo essay by musician and photographer Ed Hanley. An excerpt: Indian Railways train #15906, the Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express, travels 4,273...

Hop aboard this driverless bus in Trikala, Greece

Driverless public transportation may not be seen first in Google's home of Mountain View, California, or in London where rapid transit first began. Cities like Lausanne, Switzerland and Zhengzhou, China are already te...

Rosa Parks, her story as a lifelong civil rights activist

On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested when she bravely refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger. In protest of the unjust Alabama law that required African Americans to sit in the back of the bu...

Squeeze in where you can! – The World’s Busiest Railway

Where can you find a seat on a crowded train from Mumbai to Kolkata? The answer: Anywhere you can... including a baggage rack or another person's lap. From The World's Busiest Railway on the BBC, Anita Rani talks and ...

How New York City’s subway technologies are being modernized

"People know that the system is old, but I don't think they realize just how old it is... in our system, it's not just the architecture that's 100 years old. It's a lot of the basic technology, as well. The infrastruc...

An Animated History of Transportation Through the Centuries

From the invention of the canoe in 8,000 B.C. to the recent rise of self-driving cars, enjoy this animated review of how humans have traveled from here to there through the centuries: An Animated History of Transporta...

Bicycle rush hour in Utrecht, the Netherlands’ fourth largest city

In the center of Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands with a population of 330,772 in 2014, "up to 50% of all journeys take place in the saddle" for school, work, seeing friends, errands, shopping, or ...

Meet the People Who Retrieve the Stuff You Drop On the Tracks

What happens if you drop your stuffed bunny rabbit on the tracks of the New York City Subway System? Never jump down to get it! Instead, go to the booth and tell them what and where. The booth clerk calls Rail Command...

Ride the longest and highest urban cable car in the world.

Take a ride on the longest and highest urban cable car in the world. Located in the Andes Mountains between Bolivia's capital, La Paz, and the highest major metropolis in the world, El Alto, the electric Mi Teleferico...

Riding the trains in Mumbai, India

Get a feel for what it’s like to ride the trains of Mumbai, India in Railway Days. Mumbai street photographer Mikhail Anand writes: “It covers the commute of a man trying to get ...

Riding a Hong Kong tram, a time lapse

Hop on a Hong Kong tram and ride from the east side of the city to the west, a two hour route condensed into just 4m23s. Enjoy Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No.5 in C minor op.67 along the ...

Flash mob in the Copenhagen Metro

In April 2012 Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) surprised the passengers in the Copenhagen Metro by playing Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt. The flash mob was created in collaboration with Radio Kla...


 
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