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(io9)   The coolest looking subway stations in the world. Suck it Jarod   (io9.com) divider line 35
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2013-05-20 09:27:08 AM  
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Who the f*ck is "Jarod"?
You suck it, subby.
 
2013-05-20 09:48:00 AM  
Behold....the glory that is MARTA (Atlanta, GA)

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2013-05-20 09:50:52 AM  
Hello Dr. Freeman......

/anything is cooler than the York St. station in Brooklyn.
 
2013-05-20 09:50:54 AM  
Good headline.
 
2013-05-20 09:51:19 AM  

JohnCarter: Behold....the glory that is MARTA (Atlanta, GA)


Well there's something you don't read everyday.
 
2013-05-20 09:58:47 AM  
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2013-05-20 10:00:16 AM  
If they're going to post up a U station from Frankfurt, they should post U60311...
 
2013-05-20 10:00:21 AM  
I always thought the Ohare one was pretty ugly. Good photograpy work though, the pictures don't look like it smells like pee.
 
2013-05-20 10:02:01 AM  

JohnCarter: Behold....the glory that is MARTA (Atlanta, GA)

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The Eiseman Building Facade at 5 points is pretty interesting

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2013-05-20 10:05:24 AM  

JohnCarter: Behold....the glory that is MARTA (Atlanta, GA)

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That looks shockingly like Munich's stations.

Which is probably the only similarity between Munich and Atlanta. Well, besides terror attacks at an Olympics.
 
2013-05-20 10:07:15 AM  
Only one from the US? Well, I guess when you put all your money into making public transit quick, efficient, and clean, you don't always have cash left for fripperies like majestic designs.
 
2013-05-20 10:11:02 AM  
O'Hare? Really? I honestly don't think there's a single American subway station that belongs on this list. I'm no hater, but American mass transit tends to promote cheapness and efficiency over aesthetics.
 
2013-05-20 10:22:13 AM  

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Really? I hear it's a bit of a pit
 
2013-05-20 10:37:32 AM  
Mornington Crescent.
 
2013-05-20 10:42:19 AM  

This text is now purple: Which is probably the only similarity between Munich and Atlanta. Well, besides terror attacks at an Olympics.


Both cities also have multiple Universities.
 
2013-05-20 10:56:58 AM  
We did a Photoshop thread for Marienplatz right?
 
2013-05-20 10:57:07 AM  
City Hall Station Manhattan.  Of course it's been closed since the 1940s.  What?  You slobs think you're entitled to something better than a cattle car?

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2013-05-20 10:58:46 AM  

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Who the f*ck is "Jarod"?
You suck it, subby.


Soulless eyes.
 
2013-05-20 11:06:45 AM  
Sweden? Sweden.

All well and good until you discover that it stinks of piss.

One of my favourites:
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Canary Wharf on the London Underground

/I am not Chris Kench
 
2013-05-20 11:07:57 AM  
So close subby, so close.
 
2013-05-20 11:30:21 AM  
Just beat Metro: Last Light, so I am getting a Kick...
 
2013-05-20 11:40:31 AM  
The first time I visited Stockholm my friend took me to see the subway. Although the architecture was cool what really blew me away was the fact that all she did was tell the guy in the token booth she wanted to show it to me and could he please let us in for free. Which he was only too happy to do. I cannot imagine how an identical exchange would have gone in NYC.
 
2013-05-20 11:55:07 AM  

Fissile: City Hall Station Manhattan.  Of course it's been closed since the 1940s.  What?  You slobs think you're entitled to something better than a cattle car?

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Of course, we could have more stations like that in the city if the politicians weren't worried about putting money in their pockets instead of putting it into the infrastructure.
 
2013-05-20 01:48:11 PM  

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This scared the hell out of me as a kid...

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2013-05-20 02:16:40 PM  
The escalator in that Stockholm one is also ridiculously long:
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That whole subway line is awesome.  It's been called the longest art gallery in the world.
 
2013-05-20 02:21:17 PM  
Glad my old home station in Moscow made the cut. Kievskaya!
 
2013-05-20 03:41:53 PM  

JohnCarter: Behold....the glory that is MARTA (Atlanta, GA)


Slap some garish paint on the walls and those platforms could be "eye-poppingly gorgeous" enough for the io9 content scrapers to include in a linkbait listicle, too.
 
2013-05-20 03:51:58 PM  

Fissile: City Hall Station Manhattan.  Of course it's been closed since the 1940s.  What?  You slobs think you're entitled to something better than a cattle car?


The problem with curved platforms is that people keep falling into the gap between the door and the platform. Plus it's in southern Manhattan, where subway stations from 3 competing operators were built so close to each other that you practically can't go a block without seeing an entrance to one.

At least they keep the City Hall station tidy, for the occasional railfan excursions as pictured.  You're also allowed to just stay on the southbound 6 train at the end of its route, and ride through the station as the train loops around for northbound service.

And then there's this:
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2013-05-20 04:56:35 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Fissile: City Hall Station Manhattan.  Of course it's been closed since the 1940s.  What?  You slobs think you're entitled to something better than a cattle car?

The problem with curved platforms is that people keep falling into the gap between the door and the platform. Plus it's in southern Manhattan, where subway stations from 3 competing operators were built so close to each other that you practically can't go a block without seeing an entrance to one.

At least they keep the City Hall station tidy, for the occasional railfan excursions as pictured.  You're also allowed to just stay on the southbound 6 train at the end of its route, and ride through the station as the train loops around for northbound service.

And then there's this:
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When did you take that one?  That station's gotta a lot cleaner than it was when I was a kid.

/Still can smell of piss every once in a while
 
2013-05-20 04:58:25 PM  
Living in London, I feel the Stockholm Metro gets more than its fair share of attention, but I have to concede that they have done a really good job all around.  The stations look nice (pictures make them look stunning), though they did get to cheat digging them out of stone rather than London clay.  The metro also has cell phone reception throughout, trains are every few minutes constantly during the day and it runs at nighttime too.

Mad props to North Korea for the shoutout too.

Prague is beautiful as well, love the central stations.  Hard to believe they all flooded in the past decade as well.

Barcelona has a good metro too, though I don't know if I was in Drassanes station.  We stuck to the Plaza Real section of town.

No mention of A Clockwork Orange, a.k.a. Glasgow's circular orange metro?  So incredibly depressing and damp ha.  Also tiny stations which are probably a hazard to people not noticing how narrow the platforms are.

Of the Tube, Canary Wharf is definitely one of the nicest-looking stations.  Of course, they certainly got to cheat, building the Jubilee Line Extension well after all of these other good examples were in place.  I'm trying to think of other stations worth mentioning--people here tend to mention stations by how easy it is to change lines rather than how nice they look.  Hence, Bank is at the bottom of everyone's list, closely followed by Green Park.
 
2013-05-20 05:43:43 PM  
wow, those German subways are amazing... oh, and the Spanish one too...   As an American, I cant help but feel that we should be pissed off about this...
 
2013-05-20 05:54:59 PM  
Love those on my  travels - who needs a car?
 
2013-05-20 06:24:05 PM  
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2013-05-21 12:14:11 AM  
"The coolest looking labyrinths in the world. Suck it Jareth"
 
2013-05-21 01:41:52 AM  
Can't really do that sort of thing here in America. Too much scum here. It will be tagged or stolen.
 
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