8 unusual modes of transport

Buses, taxis and trains are found worldwide, but sometimes the usual modes of transport become an unusual shape.
It is well known that the trip itself to location can be a real adventure, and this is true, especially if you have to make your journey on one of the most unusual modes of transport.

Floating Bus, Canada

Hippo (Hippopotamus) - is a unique vessel, holds about 40 passengers, which offers land and water tours of Toronto in Canada. This amphibious bus offers visitors and residents a unique way to explore the city. The journey begins on the ground, and then the bus plunges into Lake Ontario.
You can visit the city safari in one of the most beautiful cities in Canada, with all its historical sites and majestic waterways, and swim in Lake Ontario at this unusual bus that floats.
The bus has life jackets, and as in any plane, the guide briefly demonstrates how to use them before the bus plunged into the water. However, do not worry, inside the bus - everything is dry, except for small spray on windy days.

Hanging train, Germany

Wuppertal suspension road - this is the only pendant city rail, which for most of its length passes over the river Wupper at a height of 12 m. Only the westernmost part between between the street and Zonnberner Vohvinkel passes over the streets for 3, 3 km at a height of 8 meters . This line can be considered as a full metro line because it is completely independent of urban system and walks with a 4-5 minute break.
For nearly 100 years it was one of the safest vehicles in the world, but unfortunately in 1999 during construction accident occurred when the train fell into the river and took the lives of three people. The only rail which is supported by leading train 472 iron arches that span all the riverbed. Recently replaced all the arches, and the station was repaired on the original design.

Underground funicular Carmel Israel

Carmelite - an underground funicular railway in Haifa in Israel. It opened in 1956, closed in 1986 and was rebuilt in 1992 after a costly repairs. Since most of the city of Haifa is built on top of Mount Carmel, Carmel, which was named in honor of the mountain, is an underground funicular that goes up and down the mountain. The difference in height between the initial and final station is 274 m.
Carmelita wagons are inclined, with steps in each car and on the platform of each station. Since the slope is changing all the way, the floors in each trailer are never smooth and lean or slightly up or down depending on the location.
Carmelite - this is one of the smallest underground transport systems in the world, with only 4 cabins, six stations and a tunnel length of 1, 8 km.

Polar rover, Canada

This vehicle looks like a raised bus on huge wheels of the truck. But did you know that the specially equipped and heated polar ATVs, where you can see polar bears living in the wild in northern Canada, once used as rescue vehicles for fire fighting at airports? They were converted to handle heavy-duty ice, impetuous and rocky tundra and to provide a comfortable vehicle for travelers who want to see with their own eyes the Arctic.

Ice Boat, USA

Madeline Island - the only island in the Apostle in Wisconsin in the United States, which is uninhabited, and that in the summer time associated with the city of Bayfield County ferry on the mainland, and in winter, when the water in Lake Superior is frozen, icy highway. However, during the transition period, when the ice is not strong enough to support the transport, the communication is carried out with the help of ice yacht, special boats with fans.

Water Taxi channels, Thailand

Bangkok is often called the "Venice of the East" due to its network of canals. River and water taxis are an important part of the urban transport system, and in many cases, much faster than the close transport traffic on the roads. Due to fluctuations in the tide and some very low bridges these boats in some places have to dive. Water taxi slows down at low motes and canvas canopy briefly lowered, forcing many passengers to bend.

Bamboo train, Cambodia

People with a strong constitution can experience bamboo train in Cambodia, which locals called nori. Passengers sit on a makeshift bamboo platform, driven by an electric motor, and which is only a few centimeters over the railroad tracks, traveling at a speed of 40 km per hour. Unrepaired railways make the trip quite bumpy and the most comfortable that you can afford, it is to sit on a mat of grass. However, the fare is low, and such a trip you definitely remember for a lifetime. Locals use the bamboo train to move.

Cableway, USA

Roosevelt Island Tramway - a kind of aerial tramway in New York, which covers the East River and connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan. Each cabin can accommodate about 110 people and makes about 115 trips per day. The tram moves at a speed of about 28, 8 km / h and it takes about 940 m in 3 minutes. It rises 76 meters above the East River, following the route on the north side Queensboro Bridge, opening a view of the East Side of Manhattan.


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