Category Archives: Public Transport

Europe by Rail: The Definitive Guide

For the last two decades, many pundits and self-appointed experts have predicted the imminent demise of printed books. Travel guidebooks were voted most likely to disappear. While there’s no doubt that the travel genre has been impacted by digital books, … Continue reading

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London to Cairo in 7 Days by Train

Throughout the 20th century European railway companies often incorporated route maps on their advertising posters. Due to size and design limitations, the cartographers involved in the map production often created distorted and geographically confusing maps. Still, the posters were attractive … Continue reading

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Mapping the Past

In one of my frequent sojourns down the rabbit-hole of the internet, I stumbled on these wonderful 19th century railway maps. The map above was created by Joseph Beers in 1884 to depict the railroads of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His … Continue reading

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To Dream Is Human

The legendary American designer Milton Glaser has created some of the most iconic poster art for New York City’s subway system. He recently released three impressive new works for the School of Visual Arts’s Underground Images campaign. The series is designed to … Continue reading

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Rationalizing Airport Security

During the last two weeks Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport has been testing a novel approach to airport security screening. The Personal Security Pass pilot project aims to demonstrate that it’s possible to reduce wait times and make passenger security screenings … Continue reading

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Plane Spotting

Lithuanian photographer Mindaugas Kavaliauskas has spent years working on travel’AIR a project about people, planes, and airports, which has taken him around the globe to capture the fascination that air travel still holds for people. The newest series in the ongoing project … Continue reading

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Underground Design

Frequent visitors to Travel Between The Pages will by now indulge my interests in maps, public transportation systems, and design. This brand new series of very cool maps from Blue Crow Media was just launched with a brilliant two-sided cartographic … Continue reading

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It Takes A Train To Cry

Deutsche Bahn (DB), the German rail operator, recently decided to name twenty-five new high-speed trains after historic figures. They crowdsourced suggestions and received more than 19,000 proposals. A jury then selected the final names, including one that has some folks scratching their heads: Anne … Continue reading

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Is it still street art if it’s on the highway

A highway rest stop may seem like an unlikely venue for a major art exhibition, but this year’s La Triennale in the Swiss Canton Valais was held at the Relais du Saint-Bernard on the A9 Autoroute  near Martigny. Some thirty … Continue reading

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Mind Your Metro Manners

The Los Angeles subway system thought it was a novel idea to use a Sailor Moon-inspired anime-like character named Super Kind Girl to star in a new series of PSA videos encouraging good public transportation manners. Each of the bilingual … Continue reading

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