Subways

A McSweeney's post satirizes the obfuscations and euphemisms of public transit system announcements by finally putting things in brutally frank terms.
May 8, 2015   McSweeny's
Last winter, subway riders were stuck on a New York City train overnight. Now some have filed a lawsuit against the MTA for its poor handling of the situation, highlighting the need for emergency planning in public transit agencies.
Jan 1, 2012   Transportation Nation
A subway in Warsaw, Poland now features a system that captures the energy created by braking train cars for reuse elsewhere in the system.
Nov 27, 2011   Earth & Industry
Hurricane Irene brought flooding to the M and R subway lines in Queens, prompting the MTA to seek innovative ways to prevent it from happening again. Rogers Marvel Architects developed an innovative solution that also creates a bench above.
Oct 25, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
Recent crashes involving the subway in Shanghai has caused speculation that the rails are unsafe and poorly built.
Oct 1, 2011   Bloomberg
Like systems used in electric vehicles like the Prius, an energy company think it could attach flywheels to subway trains and use the kinetic energy of their movement to generate energy that would feed back into the system.
Sep 11, 2011   Inhabitat
Due to budget constraints, the current C train (code name: R32) will continue to serve New Yorkers until 2017, making it one of the oldest subway line in the world.
Aug 26, 2011   The New York Times
Toronto's recently elected Mayor Rob Ford has announced that Toronto will build a subway extension -- but nobody knows where the $4 billion needed to build it will come from.
Apr 3, 2011   The Globe and Mail
This debate from <em>China Daily</em> offers a point-counterpoint over whether Chinese cities should be embarking on major subway building projects.
Jan 26, 2011   China Daily
A new 20-km metro line has just been completed in Delhi, India.
Jan 17, 2011   Railway Gazette International
A new video features urban explorer Steve Duncan as he adventures in the abandoned subway tunnels beneath New York City.
Jan 6, 2011   Wired