It’s the golden rule of crowded escalators: Stand on one side, walk on the other. But passengers taking the escalator in one of London’s busiest tube stations were recently confronted with a weird rule: Everyone must stand. Officials claim it will make stations run more efficiently. But how?
I could have never imagined this could be possible: Watch this guy getting out of a London subway car and running all the way to next station to get back inside the same subway car.
A film fest dedicated to all things Underground kicks off this weekend in London.
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…
Crispian Jago represents the Doctor's multi-threaded history as a Tube map, with one transit line for each of the eleven doctors, and the various characters and aliens the Doctor encounters as stops. Daleks are pretty much the ultimate cosmic transfer station.
Though it might look a lot like your typical circuit board on first glance, this board designed by Yuri Suzuki actually hides the London Underground Map in plain sight. As you look closer, you'll see all the resistors and components matching up to re-create the London Tube.
This week is set to inspire information-overload: from tech news to lessons with a Drunken Master, we dare you to walk away without learning something new.
Half a century ago, it was a real pain in the ass to use the subway in London. So they added a "travelator"—not an escalator, mind you, but a climbing moving walkway. And London was pumped.
TV is rapidly moving online. But you already knew that. What you don't know—because it's nearly impossible to tell—is exactly what shows are available online right now, where they're located, and what's worth watching.
Passengers on the London Tube barely escaped with their lives when a defective train with no driver broke away and sped through six stations without stopping. Circle round and hear the harrowing tale of London's ghost train of death.
Harvard postdoctoral fellow Samuel Arbesman has created this beautiful subway map of our home galaxy, based on the original modern subway map—Harry beck's London tube. Can you spot the Sun? Zoom in.