What are some good YouTube channels about rapid transit?
I'm mostly interested in metro/subways, but also over the ground systems and rapid transit in general.
Mostly the vehicles themselves, the rails, and the related technologies. I mean, I do enjoy the city planning bits, but some channels focus too much on the design and evolution of the lines and I don't like that, looking at a map is not really enticing to me. A healthy mix would be nice, some engineering deep dives mixed with history, urban planning, and a lot of train porn! (Not rule 34 lol).
Geoff Marshall: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Marshall
And of course Not Just Bikes but that’s more about public transit and public infrastructure than rapid transit specifically.
If you like Geoff Marshall and Jago Hazzard you’ll probably enjoy The Tim Traveller (scroll down a little if you want to skip straight to his “Unusual Railways” playlist). He focuses a bit more on the esoteric and he’s got some great videos on things like jet powered trains and inverted monorails, as well as a lot of content around generally interesting infrastructure and international borders.
United Kingdom | YouTube | 157K subscribers
Informal style, focusing on transport throughout London, UK. Predominantly 20th century history, with an emphasis on train stations, routes and the people originally involved in getting them built.
Canada | YouTube | 115K subscribers
Informational and detailed approach to transport in North America and beyond. Mainly infrastructure and rolling stock in Canada, but with a growing coverage of international transport systems.