9 Classic Posters From the London Tube's 150 Year History

The London Underground secured a place in the pantheon of good graphic design with engineer Harry Beck’s topologic Tube Map from 1933. In addition to that icon, however, the transit system has a pretty substantial history of bringing top-notch visuals to the subterranean masses; posters promoting everything from the… » 8/28/13 10:02am 8/28/13 10:02am

Decapitated Train Rider Only Wanted a Smoke

I should point out here that smoking on the London Underground is illegal, but a more suitable punishment than decapitation would've been a fine or short jail sentence. Thinking he could get away with a crafty fag on the small joining between carriages, the 52-year-old slipped and fell onto the train tracks, and was… » 7/04/11 2:00pm 7/04/11 2:00pm

London Underground Trains Displayed In Real-Time

Programmer Matthew Somerville has created a clever little map displaying the approximate whereabouts of every train in the London Underground in real time. » 6/22/10 10:30am 6/22/10 10:30am

What America’s Highways Would Look Like As A London Underground Map

This is what the Eisenhower Interstate system looks like drawn in the style of Harry Beck's famous London Underground map. Now come on, wouldn't this make it much easier to find WalMart? » 11/13/09 2:00pm 11/13/09 2:00pm

What Happens When Your Country Relies On Public Transportation

Here at Jalopnik we're all for society's sheep using public transportation, but it does have its downsides. For example, in London right now there's a tube strike, forcing a city of effete train-taking commuters onto the roads. » 6/11/09 2:00pm 6/11/09 2:00pm