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The Internet's take on the Toronto transit debate

The Toronto city council met for a key debate on transit projects yesterday. While many issues were on the table — including Smart Track and the Downtown Relief Line (DRL) — the main focus was the question of the Scarborough subway station.

Fire, power outage shut down part of Toronto's transit service

Toronto - A power outage sparked by a fire early Tuesday wreaked havoc on Toronto's transit lines, turning the morning commute into a slow crawl.

Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sentenced in child-sex case

Indianapolis - Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison Thursday for allegedly trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes. He was also sentenced to lifetime supervision.

Why the London Underground is too efficient for its own good

London - London Underground's network of tube trains is in danger of becoming too fast and efficient. A report urges the network to follow the example of the New York subway.

How far would you go for a Big Mac? How about Siberia?

Moscow - McDonald's, the biggest burger chain in the world, is expanding its customer reach to the ends of the globe, or at least to Siberia. The fast-food giant is extending its corporate dominance despite the strained relationship between the U.S. and Russia.

Woman secretly taped Jared Fogle for FBI probe

Florida ex-reporter Rochelle Herman claims that she helped the FBI investigate Jared Fogle by secretly taping private conversations she had with the Subway pitchman.

Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle to plead guilty to pornography charges

Indianapolis - Subway sandwich pitchman Jared Fogle faces as long as 12 years in prison after offering to plead guilty to child pornography and other sex charges.

Plague carrying Oriental fleas found in New York

New York City - Scientists have found Oriental rat fleas, the insects that can carry plague bacteria, on New York City-dwelling rodents.

Drug resistant bacteria lurking in New York subways

A new study has shown that New York City's subway system is crowded with microbes that are resistant to two widely used antibiotics.

New York subway infested by deadly bacteria and mystery DNA

New York - Researchers have found that the New York City subway system infested with dangerous microorganisms and bacteria, some potentially deadly to human beings.

Watch little girl start a dance party on NYC subway platform

New York City - A little girl whose happiness couldn't be smothered by the detached gloom of commuters in cold weather was able to warm bundled up adult bodies and liven spirits at Bedford Avenue L Subway Station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn recently.

Subway singer arrested for singing during legal performance

New York - Most of us don't expect to be arrested while doing something that's perfectly legal, but that's what happened to a musician playing his guitar on a subway platform in New York.

New York City's subway system is facing a bedbug problem

New York City - A terrifying report from the New York Daily News claims that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's subway bedbug issue is more widespread than officials are willing to admit.

Man steals toilet from Subway in West Seattle

Seattle - Police in West Seattle are looking for a man who removed a toilet at a Subway restaurant on Sunday night. He also trashed the bathroom.

New York subway derailment caused by new track that snapped

New York - A piece of subway track that snapped and caused a derailment that injured 19 people under New York City on Friday was new and had been installed just weeks before the accident, officials said Saturday.

Subway trains collide in Seoul, 200 injured

Seoul - Two subway trains collided in Seoul on Friday, lightly injuring 200 people and further undermining public confidence just weeks after South Korea's ferry disaster claimed the lives of hundreds of schoolchildren.

Op-Ed: The future of advertising lies within video games

Although there are no commercial breaks in video games, there is no shortage of advertising and product placement within the gaming world.

Subway removing 'shoe rubber' chemical from bread

Fast-food sandwich giant Subway, one of the world's biggest bakers, will remove an internationally banned chemical used to make shoe rubber from its bread following the launch of a food blogger's petition.

Watch: Jam Master Jay's son TJ Mizell DJs on a subway

New York - Run DMC's Jam Master Jay will always be remembered as one of the most influential DJs in the history of hip-hop, and judging from a recent ride on a New York City subway, it looks like Jay passed his skills onto his son.

Video: Wednesday is 'No Pants Day' on Madrid metro

Madrid - Commonly called the "No Pants Subway Ride", the idea apparently started in New York in 2002, and has caught on and become an annual event in Madrid, Spain.

Monday morning commuters trapped in Madrid metro

Madrid - While the fact that it was Monday morning was quite bad enough, at 9:40 a.m. Madrid time, one of the subway trains on Madrid metro line 5 ground to a halt for over an hour-and-a-half, trapping the commuters inside, sometimes in the pitch dark.

Mystery solved over dead shark found in NYC subway car

New York - The dead shark that was found riding the N train in NYC Wednesday morning started his journey on the beaches of Coney Island.

Photo: Subway 'sandwich artist' rubs penis on sandwich bread

Two workers at a Subway fast food chain in Columbus, Ohio, have been fired after one posted to Instagram a photo of himself placing and rubbing his penis on the restaurant's sandwich bread and another a photo of his frozen urine.

What is inhaled on the New York subway?

New York - The answer is nothing too bad. Scientists have found that the microbial population in the air of the New York City subway system is close to the air on the city streets.

Man is killed on third rail in NYC subway, suicide suspected

New York - A man was electrocuted early Friday morning at the Times Square subway station when he jumped onto the tracks and touched the electrified third rail, police said.

Gay couple adopted baby found abandoned in subway

The story of a gay couple who adopted a baby they found abandoned in a Manhattan subway station 12 years ago has touched the hearts of thousands. Peter Mercurio tells the story in a New York Times Opinionator article "We Found Our Son in the Subway."

France: Sandwich bar's ‘Homophobic’ Valentine’s menu sparks row

Angers - A Subway sandwich restaurant in the city of Angers, Pays de la Loire was forced to close after its posters advertising Valentine’s day ‘specials’ were slammed as being homophobic and caused outrage on social media.

Ancient gold wreath found in subway excavation in Greece

During excavation work for a new subway system in Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city, an ancient gold wreath has been found, another of many similar finds in recent years.

Video: Woman thrown on subway track in Philadelphia, man arrested

Philadelphia - CCTV footage shows a man grabbing a 23-year-old woman by the ankles and throwing her onto the tracks at the SEPTA subway, 8th and Race streets in Philadelphia's Chinatown Tuesday. The man asked the woman for a light but suddenly attacked her.

Customers asks why Subway's foot-long sandwich was only 11 inches

Matt Corby's Facebook post of a Subway foot-long sandwich with a tape measure that only measures 11 inches has sparked outrage from Subway customers online, particularly in the company's official Facebook page.
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Rescuers and paramedics use a helicopter to evacuate passengers injured as several metro cars derailed in Moscow, on July 15, 2014
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Security cameras and RED anti-bacterial component on hand rails
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A woman taking up two seat on a Toronto subway car
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London Underground train at Watford station.
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Passengers without their pants during the "No Pants Subway Ride" event at a subway station in Paris. The event is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world in January, according to its organisers
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Moscow: Street dog riding the subway
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Sao Paulo Subway train at the station.
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Los Angeles Metro Rail Red Line train at Union Station.
Los Angeles Metro Rail Red Line train at Union Station.
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Cole always makes sure to eat fresh after a long day of fighting conduits.
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Christopher knafelc
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A Metro newspaper on a Toronto subway car
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File photo of a Subway restaurant in Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 25 April, 2011.
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Passengers without their pants during the  No Pants Subway Ride  event at a subway station in Paris....
Passengers without their pants during the "No Pants Subway Ride" event at a subway station in Paris. The event is an annual flash mob and occurs in different cities around the world in January, according to its organisers
With permission by Reuters / Benoit Tessier