Tag Archives: Subways

NYC’s Grand Central Became A Madhouse The Moment Severe Weather Hit The City 

New York City got battered last evening by severe weather, and as a precautionary measure, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority closed train lines that head north out of the city. This promptly turned Grand Central Station into, well, this.

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Good God Can We Finally Replace The Lousy Emergency Brake With This

There is are extremely few circumstances when you should pull the emergency brake on a train. Like, almost zero. We should get rid of it entirely, and replace it with this thing. An emergency handle just to let the train driver know something’s up.

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This Is Exactly How Fucked NYC’s L Train Is

The L train, connecting Manhattan with Brooklyn’s hip neighborhoods of Bushwick and Canarsie, carries 225,000 people on an average weekday. At some point in the next few years, it’ll have to be completely shut down for repairs. It’s in a dangerously bad state. Here’s why, and how it’ll be fixed.

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D.C. To Be More Fucked Than Usual As Entire Metrorail Shuts Down Tomorrow

If you’ve ever spent any amount of time in Washington D.C. , you will likely have learned two things: one, there’s great Ethiopian food, and two, the city is irrevocably fucked. It’s about to get more than usual tomorrow, as the entire Metrorail system—all of it—will shut down the entire day.

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NYPD Is Hunting The City’s Most Patriotic Alleged Public Masturbator

We’ve all considered a classic “TEAM USA” tattoo above the eyebrows. What better way to advertise your allegiance? Makes it hard to get away with crimes though. Speaking of which, if you see this particularly patriotic face the NYPD would like to hear from you.

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It Would Take Until 2067 To Fix Every New York City Subway Station

It’s not just the trains that are decrepit in the New York City subway system, it’s the stations as well. But everything is surely fixable, right? Well, a new report from the Citizens Budget Commission, a non-partisan non-profit, says that really, it is totally fixable. Though at current repair rates, it will take 52 years.

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The Secret Lives of NYC Mega-Projects, Revealed By One Photographer 

The sprawling construction sites buried below NYC are carefully regulated places, inaccessible to the public. But one photographer has been exploring these caverns and tunnels for 15 years at the MTA’s request—and his work paints an amazing picture of life underground.

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A Train From 1836 Could Be Buried In Brooklyn Because Of Petty Politics

A beautifully preserved 1830s steam train is thought to be lurking under a busy thoroughfare in one of the posher parts of Brooklyn. But in 1861, it was sealed up, seemingly for eternity. Everything was set to excavate it just a few years back, until petty personal politics seem to have destroyed any chance of that.

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What’s The World’s Oldest Operating Subway Car?

I have a slight fondness for NYC’s oldest subway cars, the rickety Budd R32s that trundle along the city’s C line. They started operation in 1964 and are still in service.

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One Of The Best Transportation Museums Ever Is Now On Google Streetview

One Of The Best Transportation Museums Ever Is Now On Google Streetview

The New York City Transit Museum is, hands down, one of the best transportation museums in the world. Okay, so there aren’t any cars inside, but there is probably the most immaculate, most pristine, most beautiful subway car collection ever. And if you’re not in New York, you can now tour it on Google Streetview.

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