Travel between LA to NYC in under an hour? It’s coming

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Wednesday 24 July 2013

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.

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Dumb Ways to Die: a brilliant Australian rail campaign

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By Cormack O'Connor in Video on Friday 5 July 2013

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 […]

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Commute and find love? Prague’s love trains may let you do that

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 24 May 2013

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 […]

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Smallest train set ever has been scaled down 35,200 times

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By Kamalendra in New Art on Friday 22 February 2013

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.

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Naples’ Metro Station given a dramatic visual make-over

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Wednesday 23 January 2013

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.

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Interior of Paris train resembles the Palace of Versailles

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Travel on Saturday 22 September 2012

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.

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