Eye-Poppingly Gorgeous Underground Stations from Around The World

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… » 5/21/13 5:27pm 5/21/13 5:27pm

Japanese Dual-Mode Mini Train Could Be Big in Japan

Picture a bus that can be driven both on rails and on the street. Now stop laughing. Seriously, in Japan the JR Hokkaido Railway Company has already come up with such a hybrid — which switches between rubber tires and steel wheels — and is close to putting it into service. More than 4,000 riders have already… » 12/15/06 11:55am 12/15/06 11:55am