On my way out of the city for Christmas, I had to take the Shuttle train to Times Square, and happened to get on one that had been taken over by American Airlines.
The exterior was pretty neat, made to look like an American Airlines plane…
But what really blew me away was the interior, which was covered in beautiful floor to ceiling images from countries around the world.
Seriously, best subway advertisement ever – I spent the whole ride immersed in the pictures, completely forgetting I was in a subway train. Below, two girls lean against the buildings of Prague:
Even the seats were changed! Here, a commuter sits on a pillared marble bench:
You can spend your trip admiring endless rolling fields (in lieu of stainless steel doors)…
…Or sitting in a field of flowers beside a pair of Swiss alphorn blowers:
Another set of benches put you in a garden, or outside a British telephone booth:
At the end of the car, the seats border on a stone wall in Edinburgh:
A commuter hangs out in Brussels:
Again – best subway advertisement ever, changing the bland, sterile modern subway car into a collage of pictures, with a minimal amount of actual ads. Wish I could have taken more pictures, but the car filled up as soon as it emptied. Check it out next time you’re in Times Square!