The L train, connecting Manhattan with Brooklyn’s hip neighborhoods of Bushwick and Canarsie, carries 225,000 people on an average weekday. At some point in the next few years, it’ll have to be completely shut down for repairs. It’s in a dangerously bad state. Here’s why, and how it’ll be fixed.
The man who was just picked to run the commuter rail system of New Jersey, a fetid chemical swamp that falsely proclaims itself the “Garden State” in a desperate bid to convince dumb rubes and many of my coworkers that it’s not actually that bad, seemed all happy to be in charge of the whole shebang. Until, of course,…
Elliot Smith plays somberly in the background. Trains don’t care about you or your issues. Robin Williams ain’t gonna therapy you out of getting hit by a damn train, you dummy Cambridge kids. I don’t care that it’s going slow. Just slow down man.
Japanese train-travel company Seibu Railway hopes to make a major design leap in time for their 100th anniversary; a new line of fast commuter trains that “blend into the landscape.”
A train has left Wuhan, in Central China, en route to Lyon, France. It is a mere 7,000 miles and six whole time zones away.
An Amtrak train derailed Sunday morning after it struck a backhoe on the tracks near Philadelphia, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more, according to news reports.
In another episode of truck versus train: not only does the train win again, it accidentally hauls the big rig a quarter mile down the tracks before grinding to a stop.
A head-on collision of two trains has left nine people dead and 50 people seriously injured on a rail line in Bavaria, Germany this morning, just after 7 a.m. local time.
Here in New York City, all sane people were asked to stay off the roads thanks to the blizzard, and all lunatics will be doing somewhat the opposite of that. But the trains had fewer problems, despite a few closed stations. That’s because rail roads have enormous snow plows like this one.
We’ve all considered a classic “TEAM USA” tattoo above the eyebrows. What better way to advertise your allegiance? Makes it hard to get away with crimes though. Speaking of which, if you see this particularly patriotic face the NYPD would like to hear from you.
Not sure if the guy driving this Scania semi-truck simply didn’t see these railroad crossing lights or if he fancied himself some kind of badass, but I think this sensational collision settles the “train versus truck” debate with some finality.
Being a Youth induces all sorts of wonderful logic. Brian will kiss you if you do a power slide, Lorraine will laugh at you if you ask her to the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. And also, if your bus is completely destroyed by a train, there will be no school ever again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s not just the trains that are decrepit in the New York City subway system, it’s the stations as well. But everything is surely fixable, right? Well, a new report from the Citizens Budget Commission, a non-partisan non-profit, says that really, it is totally fixable. Though at current repair rates, it will take 52…
You know you love the humble pineapple when you begin your local transit welcome message with an ode to it. I mean, that’s really the only explanation I’ve got for it.
Two random guys said they’d found a long-lost Nazi train last week, buried underground at the end of World War II. Local legends said that one matching the description went missing in the closing days of the war, and it was full of plundered gold. It sounded crazy, but the Polish government said they might be onto…
This won’t exactly be startling news to New Yorkers, but it is, like, really hot right now. As in it’s 106 degrees Fahrenheit waiting for the subway.
If you’ve ever been on Space Mountain at Disney, you just know deep down that if you stuck your arm out, your limbs would get chopped off by one of those rafters flying by. Except it doesn’t. No one’s limbs ever get chopped off. This weird looking device is how Disney makes sure it doesn’t happen.
And we’re not just talking about you, the riders. The New York City subway is full of literal, actual garbage, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is doing a garbage job of cleaning it up.
We’ve already told you how bad the New York City subway is, but apparently the system itself is doubling down on how bad it can truly be. Because U2, yes that U2, the band that only old marketing executives think The Kids Like These Days, just played a set in the subway.