Buses, taxis and trains are found all over the world, but sometimes the usual modes of transportation become unusual shape.
It has long been known that the trip to the place you are interested in can be a real adventure, and this is true, especially if you have to make their journey on one of the most unusual forms of transport.
The floating bus, Canada
Hippo (Hippopotamus) – is a unique vessel that can accommodate 40 passengers, which offers land and water tours of Toronto in Canada. This bus amphibious offers tourists and locals a unique way to explore the city. The trip begins on earth, and then bus plunges into Lake Ontario.
You can visit the urban safari in one of the most beautiful cities in Canada with all its historic sites and majestic waterways, as well as a swim in Lake Ontario at this unusual bus that floats.
The bus is a 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 – all dry, except for small spray on windy days.
Hanging Train, Germany
Wuppertal cableway – the only harness the urban railway line, which for most of its length passes over the river at an altitude of Vupper 12 m. Only the western 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 a full line of the subway, because it is a fully independent city system and runs from 4-5 minute break.
For nearly 100 years it was one of the safest vehicles in the world, but unfortunately in 1999 during construction, an accident occurred when a 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 of arches replaced and repaired the station on the original design.
An underground funicular Caramel, Israel
Caramel – is an underground funicular in Haifa in Israel. It opened in 1956, closed in 1986 and was rebuilt in 1992 after a costly repair. Since most of the city of Haifa is built on top of Mount Caramel, Caramel, who was named in honor of the mountain, is an underground funicular that goes up and down the mountain. Elevation difference between the initial and final station is 274 m.
The cars are Carmelita obliquely, with steps on each train and the platform of each station. Since the slope is changing all the way, the floors of each trailer is never straight and lean slightly either up or down depending on your location.
Caramel – 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
This vehicle looks like a raised bus on huge wheels of the truck. But did you know that a specially equipped and heated polar rovers, where you can see the polar bears that live in the wild in northern Canada, once used as rescue vehicles for fire fighting at airports? They were converted to handle heavy-duty ice-cold, impulsive and rocky tundra and to provide a comfortable means of transport for travelers who want to see the Arctic with his own eyes.
The ice boat, USA
Madeline Island – this is the only Apostle Islands in Wisconsin in the U.S., which is uninhabited, and which in summer is related to ferry Beyfild town on the mainland, and in winter when the water in Lake Superior freezes, the ice track. However, during the transition period when the ice is not strong enough to support the transport, this communication is carried out using sand yachting, special boats with fans.
Water taxi on channels, Thailand
Bangkok is often called the “Venice of the East” because of its canal network. The river and the water taxis are an important part of the urban transport system, and in many cases, much faster than the close of traffic on the roads. Because of the variations of tides and some very low bridges these boats in some places have to dive. Water taxi slows down at low reel and canvas canopy briefly lowered, forcing many passengers to bend down.
Bamboo train, Cambodia
People with a strong constitution may experience a bamboo train in Cambodia, which the locals called nori. Passengers sit on a makeshift bamboo platform, operated by an electric motor, and which is only a few centimeters above the railroad tracks, traveling at 40 miles per hour. Neotremontirovannye tracks make the trip quite bumpy and very comfortable, that you can afford it to sit on a mat of grass. However, the fare is low and such a trip you just remember for a lifetime. Locals use the bamboo train to move.
The cable car, United States
Cableway Roosevelt Island – a kind of aerial tramway in New York, which covers the East River and connects Roosevelt Island 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 is approximately 940 meters in 3 minutes. It rises 76 meters above the East River, following a route from the north side of Bridge Kuinsboro, opening up views of the East Side of Manhattan.