Those last few nickels and dimes leftover on your metro card, and the time it takes to add on to it, can really add up. So what's the frugal (and time-crunched) train traveler to do? Mathematics has the answer. [UPDATE]
Crispian Jago represents the Doctor's multi-threaded history as a Tube map, with one transit line for each of the eleven doctors, and the various characters and aliens the Doctor encounters as stops. Daleks are pretty much the ultimate cosmic transfer station.
The history of rapid-transit began 150 years ago, with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway in London in 1863. In the next century and a half, dozens of architects and engineers have worked on underground tunnels and stations. Some are abandoned now, but others are as good as new. Here are some of the most…
Jacob Wyatt's short animation Metro begins with a very mundane problem: a girl having trouble navigating the subway platform. But when a fox steals her metro ticket, she follows it on a chase through the secret world that exists between the subway platform and the surface world, filled with both expected and…
Hidden away deep beneath the bustling city of Antwerp is a shadowy, quiet, and forgotten world. Unused for over thirty years, a vast web of interconnected and abandoned metro stations has ceased to exist in its capacity as a means for public transportation, transforming instead into a desolate extension of Antwerp's…
The subway doesn't run 24 hours in Paris, but urban exploring in the Métro is nonetheless hazardous. Luckily for us, a group of intrepid urban explorers braved the City of Light's subterranean side and came back with awesome photos.
Urban explorers in Kiev risked a journey into the city's metro, and they discovered stark but glistening subterranean corridors. Just remember it's never a good idea to gallivant around subway tunnels. You have to watch out for incoming trains...and Morlocks.
If you're nervous about riding the subway, you may want to steer clear of Alex Andreev's Moscow Underground art series, which fills the Russian subway with giant mutant cockroaches, malevolent metro conductors, and other bits of urban horror.
The best part about living in a futuristic, metropolitan wonderland are the technologies that make urban living so much smoother. Here are some of our favorite little gadgets and what-nots that modern cities have to offer.