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Elizabeth line: London's new train that's fit for a queen

Jun 3, 2022
The train line, honoring the monarch's Platinum Jubilee, was overbudget and behind schedule. But it's also shortening travel times.
It's taken about 13 years to build and fit out London's Elizabeth Line, which was one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Europe.
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NYC's overnight subway shutdown leaves essential workers stranded

May 6, 2020
Many low-paid New Yorkers rely on the subway to get to and from work. Now, a daily halt to operations for four late night hours is complicating their commutes.
A commuter wearing a face mask rides the subway. The nightly closure for cleaning is causing problems for some essential workers in New York.
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The boss of NYC's subways is departing. How'd he fare?

Jan 25, 2020
Andy Byford came to New York with a reputation for fixing transit in Toronto and London.
It's the last stop for Andy Byford, who announced this week that he's resigning as head of the New York City subway system.
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New York City subways are getting a tap-to-pay system

May 30, 2019
The pilot might result in riders using the same method to pay for other goods and services.
Customers move through the turnstiles at the Fulton Center subway station on February 27, 2019 in New York City.
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Baltimore subway closure exposes deeper problems

Feb 23, 2018
Transit advocates say the city's system perpetuates inequality.
The Penn-North Metro Subway Station in West Baltimore is among those closed for emergency track repairs.
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Why New York's subway issues should matter to all of us

Jun 30, 2017
The economic repercussions go beyond the metropolitan area.
A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker in New York City exits a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailed on June 27.
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New York subway line brings excitement and rent worries

Jan 2, 2017
Manhattan’s Second Avenue finally gets its subway.
Commuters exit the uptown Q train at the 86th St. station on the newly opened Second Avenue subway line on Sunday in New York City.
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Subway to ensure foot-long subs actually a foot long

Oct 21, 2015
The sandwich company's foot-longs have been falling short.