April 10, 2013
Peering down a long, dark, empty tunnel from a subway platform while waiting for the train can be agonizing—especially when you’re stuck underground in a drab, dreary station. But the best metro stations not only provide a means to get to your final destination; they transport you to another world through hypnotizing design or beautiful art. For this week’s roundup, we scoured the web for the sleekest, best-designed, and sometimes bizarre subway stations—and with over 160 metro systems in the world, there were plenty to choose from. Click through to see our 12 favorites!