8 unusual modes of transport ...

Buses, taxis and trains are found all over the world, but sometimes the usual means of transport acquired unusual shape.
It is well known that the trip itself to a certain place can be a real adventure, and this is true, especially if you have to make your trip one of the most unusual modes of transport.

Floating Bus, Canada

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Hippo (Hippopotamus) - this is a unique vessel, accommodating 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 trip starts on the ground, and then a bus plunged 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, as well as swimming in Lake Ontario at this unusual bus that floats.
On the bus there are 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.

Suspension Train, Germany

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Schwebebahn suspended monorail - the only suspension urban rail line, which for most of its length passes over the river Wupper at a height of 12 meters. Only the westernmost part between the between the street Zonnberner and Vohvinkel passes over the streets for 3, 3 km to a height of 8 meters . This line can be considered as a full metro line because it is a completely independent system of the city and goes to 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 killed 3 people. The only rail which is supported by leading train 472 iron arches that span all the riverbed. Recently, all the arches were replaced and repaired the station's initial design.

Underground funicular Carmelit, Israel

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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 after this mountain is an underground funicular that goes up and down the mountain. The height difference between the initial and final station is 274 m.
Cars Carmelita 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 straight and lean slightly either up or down, depending on the location.
Carmelite - this is one of the smallest underground transport systems in the world, with only 4 trailer, six stations and a tunnel length of 1, 8 km.

Polar rover, Canada

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This vehicle looks like a raised bus on the huge wheels of the truck. But did you know that a 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 have been converted to handle heavy-duty icy, choppy and rocky tundra and to provide a comfortable vehicle for travelers who want to see with their own eyes the Arctic.

Ice Boat, USA

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

Water Taxi channels, Thailand

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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 movement of transport on the roads. Because of tidal fluctuations and some very low bridges these boats in some places have to dive. Water taxi slows down at lower reel and fabric canopy briefly descend, forcing many passengers to bend.

Bamboo Train, Cambodia

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People with a strong constitution can experience bamboo train in Cambodia, which the 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 kilometers per hour. Unrepaired railroad tracks 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 are sure to remember for a lifetime. Locals use the bamboo train to move.

Cableway, USA

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Roosevelt Island Tramway - a kind of aerial tramway in New York City that spans 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 is moving at a speed of about 28, 8 km / h and extends about 940 m in 3 minutes. It rises 76 meters above the East River, following the route to the north side of the Queensboro Bridge, opening a view of the East Side of Manhattan.

Source: muz4in.net

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