What could it be like?

For those of you (and there are many) not fortunate enough to visit Washington, DC and ride the Metro, here’s what you’re missing.

Granted, it doesn’t go everywhere like the NYC subway does.  And you have to pay based on how far you ride.  Otherwise, the Metro is beautiful.

Just look in this video at things like the platform that lights up and blinks when a train is arriving.  The clean stations.  The clean trains.

I’m just saying.  We should demand better for New York.

Feel free to link to other nice subway videos in the comments.  We’d love to see them.

Where’s the icy stairs whe you need them?

The Kia Motors and NBA Tip Off Celebration Event in Union Square is this week.  They’re setting up a basketball court, have a DJ, yadda yadda.  There will be current and former players there too apparently.

It’s all coming up on October 28th.

A publicist for the event says, “To say the least, it-is-going-to-be-insane.”

Perhaps.

Kia paying for this kind of publicity is definitely insane, that’s for sure.

Railfan Porn

I know I’m a big subway geek and all.  I mean, this is a three year old blog about the subway.  So I’d say I’m ranking up there in world of subway geekdom.

Some people are on a whole different level, though.

http://www.viddler.com/player/8ed6585e/

Kinda cool, right?  Somehow this cam was mounted on the front of a 7 train or just inside a front window.

But then notice that it’s something like 48 minutes long.  Wow.  That’s dedication.  Scary, but dedicated.

New MTA Security Ads

Oh the “See Something, Say Something” lameness continues.  The MTA has some new security ads out.

We took the three of them and strung them together.  They show unattended bags, with no voiceover.  Then shows the tip line phone number.  That’s it.  For some reason, the sound didn’t work when I put them together.  Just imagine the sounds of the subway.

http://www.viddler.com/player/508aee76/

So yeah.  I’m hoping they had interns make these, and didn’t actually pay anyone to make them.  What a joke.

NYC Sound Tracks Season Finale

Who’s the best Subway musician?  Guess we’ll find out tomorrow at 8pm when the finalists perform again.

Kind of funny that this show might launch someone’s career out of the subway.  Like they would ever go back to playing on the platform after this…haha.

Watch it on MSG.