Welcome to Reconnections’ Friday Reads. This week’s curated lineup: • Underground landscapes (Timo Stammberger) • Subway map complexity ranked by physicists (CityLab) • Boston proposes subway connection as HQ2 corporate welfare (NextCity) • End to bar carts on LIRR platforms (NYPost) • Signs to slow drivers removed after complaints they slow drivers (TreeHugger) • The 19th Century global railway (CityLab) • Vancouver adds double decker buses to transit fleet (CBC) • ...
Germany’s state-owned railway company, Deutsche Bahn, promises to transform public transportation (but more importantly the morning commute) with their 1:1 model of a future train concept ‘ideenzug’ (translation: idea train). The concept, which was presented to the public in Nuremberg last week, hopes to be a future rival in the rise of autonomous cars. For fitness obsessed passengers the train has coaches filled with gym equipment and for lazier travellers – or perhaps just busier? – ...
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