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Topic in Depth - Subways (8)

Many cities around the world offer subways as a primary mode of public transportation. These subway systems are not only major accomplishments in civil engineering, but have a rich history. This Topic in Depth explores the technology, history, and future of subways.


 
Channel Tunnel Rail Link
 
This website focuses on the Channel Tunnel (or "Chunnel") in the UK. The News sections contains press releases, images, notes to the editors, and features. The Quicklinks section contains the full story of the Channel Tunnel, its history, its current state as well as interesting facts and figures about Chunnel...

 
The New York Subway
 
This website provides an interesting history of the New York Subway as well as numerous other resources on subways. The home page boasts four random subway images and news items. Sections of the site include: "Development of the Subway," "Stations," "Maps," "Subway Cars," "Behind the Scenes," "Other NYC Rapid...

 
The Subway Page
 
This website highlights subways around the world by presenting city subway maps from Amsterdam to Zürich. The site also includes pages dedicated to indexing navigation aids, subway-related items, city and transit guides, general transit resources, images, and a bibliography for further information. The images are ...

 
The Big Dig
 
iCivilEngineer.com is a "knowledge portal specially designed for civil engineering professionals and students" and their Project Watch page provides a general overview and some basic information, such as the cost and timeline, for the "Big Dig" in Massachusetts. Links to the official web site, informational pages by...

 
Lost Subways: Tower Hill
 
This interesting website reviews "lost subways," including photos, articles, and other historical information. The Tower Hill Subway was England's first tube railway under the Thames which was open for public use from 1870-1896. This page offers an overview, timeline, history, description of the tunnel (in French),...

 
Rail Technology and Systems Information
 
This website from Federal Transit Administration reviews some of the challenges involved in subway design. On this page, visitors will find the aims of the program as well as further research and reports regarding the sharing of tracks between transit and freight railroads, tunnel design and construction, and subway...

 
Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning
 
Part of MIT's innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the materials on this site are from an introductory course on management of public transportation. Topics discussed include the role of public transportation, current technology, planning for maximum...

 
Directorate-General Energy and Transport Website
 
The Directorate-General is responsible for developing and implementing European policies in the energy and transport field. Provides news regarding policy and legislation, and updates on conferences and forums, and statistics and reports.


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