The funny thing about missing a train is that you don’t have to be visiting a sick relative, going to an important job interview or running late for a date to get mad at yourself… or the train. There’s just something frustrating about seeing the train door close and the carriages roll out of the station that can get you fired up.
There’s a new term going around which every woman is probably familiar with by now: manspreading. It involves men on public transport, taking up as much room as possible by spreading their legs. Manspreading is so widespread on the New York City subway that public service ads are being unveiled to ‘encourage men to share a […]
You’ve grabbed the train like you do everyday heading to the same place as you do everyday. Then like normal, a guy stands in the middle of the carriage asking for the public’s attention. Except this time, it’s different. However, you divert your eyes, pretend to be sleeping or listening to you iPod.
It may look like Thomas The Tank-Engine’s evil Russian uncle Boris The Bus, but it’s actually so much more! Developed by Uralvagonzavod, a high-tech tank manufacturer, this is the latest addition to the Russian public transport system. Dubbed R1, or Russa One, the street-train was revealed at the 2014 Innoprom Tech-Expo earlier this week. All […]
London has Oyster Card, New York has MetroCard, Melbourne has Myki, and the folks using the Sanriku Railway network have KitKat. That’s right, Starting from June this year train travellers in northern Japan can use KitKat as train tickets.
Photographer and videographer Adam Magyar has created this oddly compelling video short taken from inside a train as it arrives into platform at a station in Berlin. It has a surreal and somewhat creepy edge to it, particularly the sight of two girls running between crowds standing on the platform.
Commuting is a part of many people’s everyday routine. Imagine reducing your hour commute down to just minutes, or even better, imagine a transcontinental trip lasting less than an hour. Colorodo-based engineering company ET3 is hard at work developing a tube transport system that will allow for travel from LA to NYC in under an hour. This technology can even be applied to global transport, virtually eliminating the need for airplanes.
Australians have always been known as good sports when it comes to making fun of ourselves. I think we might actually enjoy it a little bit as well. So it only seems appropriate that we would promote rail safety with a campaign called Dumb Ways to Die. The public service message, which was intended for […]
Transport company Ropid, which runs the Czech capital’s trains, has now hit upon the ingenious idea of rolling out special train cars for love-seeking commuters. The initiative is still in the works as they undergo polling to see just how the residents would take to it. Wonder if red roses and champers are on the […]
This is probably the smallest train set ever built. David K Smith created this complete with a tunnel and mountain. The train has been scaled down 35,200 times and is amazingly carved out on flexible rubber tubing, which rotates in the scenery built around it. Stunning.
There’s an exciting project happening in Naples’ underground metro stations involving artists, designers and architects such as Alessandro Mendini, Anish Kapoor, Gae Aulenti Jannis Kounellis, Karim Rashid, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Sol LeWitt. Called the Art Stations Project, the initiative involves filling stations with amazing art and then opening them up for public viewing. One of our favourites is the Toledo Metro Station (pictured) which opened in September 2012 and was designed by Oscar Tusquets Blanca. You could say I’m a little jealous. The only art I come across in Sydney’s underground stations is graffiti.
Why visit the Palace of Versailles, when you can RIDE in it? The interior of a train on Paris’s main transit system, the RER, has been transformed into a replica of the Palace of Versailles. The isles of the train are lined with golden sculptures, and the ceilings feature beautiful, intricate paintings. The interior, which was funded by the Palace itself, mimics the Hall of Mirrors, Marie Antoinette’s estate, and the Gallery of Battles. If you’re in Paris, you’ve got to check this out.