Posts Tagged ‘subways’

Commuter Barbie

January 13, 2018

Commuter Barbie, created by Carina Hsieh and Claudia Arisso.

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Subway Blues

May 7, 2016

 

“Subway Blues,” written and performed by Mabel Scott in 1950.

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DC Politics: Underwood, Underground

March 3, 2016

DC Politics: Underwood, Underground

Navy Yard Metro Station, March 3, 2016.

Update:

“’House of Cards’ Season 4 Is Less Vulgar Than Real Politics,” Ian Crouch,” The New Yorker

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Pizza Rat

September 28, 2015

Pizza Rat
Last week New York comedian Matt Little was at the First Avenue subway station waiting for the Canarsie Line when a fellow traveller walked down the stairs carrying a slice of pizza. Nothing unusual about that, except the diner was a rat. Mr. Little recorded a video on his phone, and it’s been watched 6 million times on YouTube:

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Metro Shuttle Buses

November 4, 2013

Metro Shuttle Buses

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority closed the Smithsonian, L’Enfant Plaza, Federal Center SW, and Capitol South subway stations for construction work on tracks and station platforms this past weekend. Metro buses were used to bridge the rail line gaps. Since subway trains can haul 1,000 to 1,400 passengers and a bus fits only about 75, it took lots of buses. The logistics reminded us of the Berlin Airlift (June 27, 1948 to May 12, 1949) when British and U.S. airplanes flew food and coal into West Berlin, which had been blockaded by the Soviets.

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Preview: New Metrorail Cars

October 8, 2012

Preview: New Metrorail Cars

Metro is previewing the new Model 7000 railcar, and it falls far short of our design concept (above).  It’s a Kawasaki. Let the Good Times Roll! 

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Trains and Brains

May 19, 2011

Trains and Brains (Not Drawn to Scale)

The classic London Underground Map, created by Harry Beck in 1933, is the granddaddy of all those schematic maps that chart subway systems in a simplified manner, without regard to the true scale of distances between stations. These maps reduce complex systems to comprehensible basics, but a recent NYU study shows that users actually regard the maps as if they were drawn to scale, and act accordingly:

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Series 7000 Metro Railcars

November 9, 2010

Series 7000 Metro Railcar

Metro wants subway riders to help design new railcars to replace the old ones that smell of mildew and crush like empty beer cans. Let’s ask for Jacuzzis. Why not? The old trains have saunas. Every summer.

The new Series 7000 cars will be built by Kawasaki because Harleys cost too much. More here.

 

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New Subway Map

January 27, 2010

New Subway Map

At last, a truly comprehensive subway map that puts everything in perspective. It was created by Harvard’s Samuel Arbesman, who also blogs.

More about the map here.  You can download a copy.

 

h/t: Daily Telegraph.

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