Posts tagged subway

Wonder why Japanese trains are legendary for never being late? This video explains why trains in Japan always run on time.

James Murphy wants to change how the NYC subway system sounds!

If you’ve ever rode the subway, you’ve likely met this guy…
via onebrotwoseats:

LEAVE HIM ALONE GUYS. He’s just trying to feed his fam for the holidays.

If you’ve ever rode the subway, you’ve likely met this guy…

via onebrotwoseats:

LEAVE HIM ALONE GUYS. He’s just trying to feed his fam for the holidays.

C the language vs C the subway train

C the language vs C the subway train

Simplified, animated map of the sometimes confusing Union Square subway station in NYC

Simplified, animated map of the sometimes confusing Union Square subway station in NYC

Mapping the Subways of North America
via ohhleary:

XKCD, transit, and geography nerdery, all in one? This makes my day.

Mapping the Subways of North America

via ohhleary:

XKCD, transit, and geography nerdery, all in one? This makes my day.

Uncovering the First, Fascinating Rulebook for Subway Sign Design

via theatlantic:

The 180-page binder, the key to the system’s iconic design choices, outlines a meticulous vision of signage intended not merely to look good — though it does — but to simplify navigation of the subterranean labyrinth. In its attention to passenger behavior, the manual goes above and beyond what most of us would term graphic design.

“The subway rider should be given only information at the point of decision,” proclaimed the designers. “Never before. Never after.”

Read more. [Images: NYCTA]

h/t billyflood:

newyorker:

Cartoon by Joe Dator. For more: http://nyr.kr/YmHMVy

As a former NYer I must say #realtalk

h/t billyflood:

newyorker:

Cartoon by Joe Dator. For more: http://nyr.kr/YmHMVy

As a former NYer I must say #realtalk

Without the extra time on our subway commutes, many NYers (like me) would never be able to squeeze in the extra reading time…

via paperandparticles:

nprfreshair:

A great photo set celebrating the act of reading in transit and how books take us where we’re going.

unypl:

2012 Highlights from the Underground New York Public Library

Here are ten highlights from almost one thousand photographs that have become part of the UNYPL in 2012. Each photo posted in the library is beloved. The Reading-Riders have thoroughly inspired me, in their presence and in their act of transcendence. Photographing and interacting with them in the past year has impacted me as a photographer and as a person.To them, Thank you!

HT The Believer

A “best of” set for one of my very favorite Tumblrs.