The Tokyo subway system employs oshiyas or pushers, workers who literally push commuters into Tokyo’s overcrowded subways and trains.
To save time for workers constructing the new World Trade Center, a Subway restaurant pod was put on hydraulic legs next to tower cranes so that it could be moved up the building as it was built.
The city of Cincinnati has a subway system that was built and never used.
Back when NYC subways ran on tokens people would jam the slots with paper so they could suck the tokens out with their mouths. This was referred to as “Token Sucking” and some token booth attendants even tried to deter this crime by sprinkling chili powder in the slots.
In New York City, for the last half century, the price of a slice of pizza and that of a subway ride have been nearly exactly the same. And a rise in one predicts the other.
Grand Central Terminal in NYC has a ‘Whispering Gallery’, where people can stand at opposite diagonal corners and whisper to each other across the room.
The founder of Subway started it to try to pay for his tuition fees through Med School.
The price of pizza has matched, with uncanny precision, the cost of a NYC subway ride for 50 years. Economists have named it “The Pizza Principle”.