What's The World's Oldest Operating Subway Car?

I have a slight fondness for NYC's oldest subway cars, the rickety Budd R32s that trundle along the city's C line. They started operation in 1964 and are still in service. » 2/25/15 8:20pm 2/25/15 8:20pm

MTA Union: De Blasio Is Treating Us Like Criminals for Maiming Children

The men and women of New York's transit workers union are inheriting the worst impulses of their friends at the NYPD. After a city bus driver was arrested last week for running over a 15-year-old girl in a crosswalk—delivering injuries so serious that she may lose her leg—the union complained that the city was … » 2/20/15 2:31pm 2/20/15 2:31pm

A New Glimpse Into the Gigantic Construction Project Hidden Below NYC

What do you want to be when you grow up? A baseball player? A doctor? A blogger (LOL)? How about a badass who carves caves through the Earth to improve the lives of millions in America's greatest city? That sounds pretty heroic. And right now, hundreds of hard hat-wearing workers are tackling that grand task » 12/18/14 4:57pm 12/18/14 4:57pm

Bus Driver Allegedly Stopped Bus to Stab Man Who Had Sex With His Wife

While on the way to the bus depot in Queens, an MTA bus driver allegedly pulled over his bus when he spotted a man who he says had been involved in a love triangle with his wife. When the bus was pulled over, the driver stabbed the man in the forearm, police say. » 11/05/14 2:08pm 11/05/14 2:08pm

The Busiest Railroad In North America Is About To Go On Strike

As someone who did it, I can easily say that commuting every day on the Long Island Rail Road is a particularly hellish experience. But it's about to get a lot worse, because Long Island Rail Road workers are planning to go on strike. Meaning the busiest railroad in North America is going to come to a halt. » 7/15/14 11:28am 7/15/14 11:28am

Passengers Trapped in Smoke-Filled Subway Train for 20 Minutes

Like a nightmare come to life, passengers were trapped inside a smoke-filled, Queens-bound 7 train stuck in a tunnel near Grand Central for 20 minutes late last night. » 6/03/14 2:19pm 6/03/14 2:19pm

Tour the Crazily Complex Skeleton of NYC's Newest Subway Line

The Second Avenue Subway is more than 80 years in the making. Some said it would never be done. Yet, deep underneath Manhattan this spring, the final framework is being laid for a system that will carry millions of commuters through the city—and it looks downright primordial. » 3/04/14 3:46pm 3/04/14 3:46pm

NYC's Touchscreen Subway Maps Are Finally Here, and They're Amazing

New York subway riders first were promised futuristic touchscreen wayfinding maps a year ago. But the plan to install the futuristic infrastructure stalled as the design team took a step back to improve the hardware. Six months overdue, the first batch is finally live in Grand Central Station. They were worth the wait. » 2/12/14 11:47am 2/12/14 11:47am

A New York City Transit Map Custom-Made for the Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl now less than two months away—Groundhog Day!—the disparate mass transit organizations around New York City are gearing up for more than 400,000 new visitors. And what do out of towners always need in New York? They need maps. Beautiful, useful maps. » 12/10/13 3:23pm 12/10/13 3:23pm

The New York City Subway Was Never Really That Great

The most awkward ad campaigns are always the ones that know that whatever it is they're pitching is kind of crappy. Usually, they just try to hide the crappiest bit and move on from there, like in the case of the Porsche Panamera. In the New York City Subway's case, they straight up said it was bad. » 10/05/13 9:02am 10/05/13 9:02am

New York City's New Subway Tunnel Looks Like a Level from Half-Life

New York City's Metro Transit Authority is still plugging away on its giant project to bring the 7 train into far west Manhattan, and the scope of the construction is just as awe-inspiring as ever. The MTA just put out a crop of new pictures on Flickr, and we just can't help but see a slight comparison to a certain,… » 6/24/13 3:28pm 6/24/13 3:28pm

Dramatic Footage from the Aftermath of Friday's Metro-North Crash

A group of skaters hanging out at a skate shop in Bridgeport, Conn., got a first-row seat to the massive train derailment during Friday's rush hour that left 72 people injured. The video above features strong language, but also incredible footage of the massive track damage that occurred. » 5/19/13 5:25pm 5/19/13 5:25pm

How Two Irish Soccer Fans Survived Falling On The Tracks Last Night

If you fall onto the tracks, don't try and jump up, just go to the end of the platform and walk up the stairs. That's the unofficial word from the MTA, who also remind you that whatever the hell happens, don't jump in to try and save someone. » 6/11/12 10:30am 6/11/12 10:30am

I Was In The Subway When They Discovered A Severed Head On The L Train

At 12:30AM Sunday, I thought the reason I wasn't getting home as early as planned was that piece-of-shit L train. Seven hours later I found out it was because, among other things, of a severed head. » 1/23/12 10:15pm 1/23/12 10:15pm

100 Years Later: The Evolution of the NYC Subway Map

If you've lived in the Big Apple for any amount of time, you've more than likely taken the Subway. You've also probably wasted plenty of time staring at the map. Our video editor Matt Toder threw together a video of the Subway map's evolution, beginning with a map crafted 100 years ago. » 12/29/11 2:00pm 12/29/11 2:00pm

Selling MetroCard swipes no longer a felony

Say hallelujah, you entrepreneurial New Yorkers buying unlimited-ride MetroCards and selling subway-entry swipes to tourists. Your "occupation" is no longer considered a felony, according to New York law thanks to New York's Court of Appeals. » 12/14/11 2:30pm 12/14/11 2:30pm

Your New York City Subway survival guide

In its infinite wisdom, the New York City Transit system has decided to stop shutting down the subways for repairs every weekend, and start shutting down the subways for repairs every weeknight. How will this affect you, the straphanger, and the "new breed" of trained subway thieves that prowl the trains to prey on… » 11/15/11 4:15pm 11/15/11 4:15pm

The 485-ton machine that chewed through Manhattan

A massive steel worm with a bright patina of yellow paint covering its blade-edged face started its journey through Manhattan's Upper East Side on May 14th, 2010, chewing up 60 linear feet of earth each day. 17 months later, the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), stripped of its paint, has emerged — but now, instead of a… » 10/11/11 2:30pm 10/11/11 2:30pm

Ridiculous MTA anti-graffiti ad is ridiculous

Credit to the New York MTA for posting this awesomely bad anti-grafitti campaign from 1988 entitled "Don't Do It." I'm sure it stopped kids from starting a life of vandalism that would certainly lead them down a road to ruin. » 4/27/11 4:30pm 4/27/11 4:30pm