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89 Peculiar Public Transportation Innovations

— May 3, 2009 — Autos
Whether you love public transportation or hate it, there have been a number of unusual innovations in the industry of people-moving.

Whether it's through manga trains, subway fashion shoots or macabre busvertising, advertisers, designers and innovators alike have discovered that the easiest way to reach a wide captive audience is to integrate their ideas with public transportation.

Implications - Is is definitely nice to step on to public transportation such as the bus and find it neat and tidy with a seat waiting for you. What is even nicer is if the transportation you're riding in is clean, bright and designed with taste. The featured images bring you on a whirlwind journey through the best and brightest ways to get around town.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
89
Redecorating Subway Cars
Redecorating Subway Cars
Pranksters Turn Train into a Living Room
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88
Subway Car Room
Subway Car Room
Michal Tatarkiewicz's Mural
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87
Street-Smart Penguins
Street-Smart Penguins
De Lijn Public Transport Emphasizes Safety in Numbers
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86
Subway Ticket Portraits
Subway Ticket Portraits
Parisian Metro Artist Luc Grateau
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85
Bus Depots For Dogs
Bus Depots For Dogs
The Pfötchenhotel Shuttle Service
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84
Bus Top Billboards
Bus Top Billboards
Ads for High Rise Eyes
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83
Mass Transit Tokens as Fashion
Mass Transit Tokens as Fashion
Cufflinks for Stylish Travelers
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82
Bikers Switching to Trains
Bikers Switching to Trains
SNCF Trains Ad
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81
Busvertising for Cleanliness
Busvertising for Cleanliness
The ‘Keep Holland Clean' Campaign
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80
LED Trainvertising
LED Trainvertising
Half KM of Ads in London Heathrow Express
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79
The Train Bus
The Train Bus
Multi Modal Travel
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78
Rollercoaster Metro
Rollercoaster Metro
Carmelit Slanted Subway
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77
Subway Stations Get Mobile Service
Subway Stations Get Mobile Service
NYC Tunnel Talk
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76
Activist Auto Sculptures
Activist Auto Sculptures
Acne Creates Giant Flygbussarna Bus Out of 50 Cars for Mass Transit
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75
Fastest Train Ever
Fastest Train Ever
319 MPH Central Japan Railway
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74
Subway Ticket Art
Subway Ticket Art
138,000 Tickets Converted Into Astro Boy Pixel Art
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73
Driverless Bus
Driverless Bus
Capoco Bus Uses Magnets, Not Drivers
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72
Tranquil Spanish Subway Ad
Tranquil Spanish Subway Ad
Metro Madrid
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71
Kinetic Busvertising
Kinetic Busvertising
Batman in the Window of Hamburg Buses Moves When in Motion
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70
Speedy Eco Trains
Speedy Eco Trains
Sweden's Grona Taget Sets Record
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69
LED Technology for Subways
LED Technology for Subways
See-Through Information
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68
Animated Subvertising
Animated Subvertising
Subway Ads Flicker in Asia
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67
Subway Web Surfing
Subway Web Surfing
WiFi Rail Makes Deal with BART for Underground Internet Access
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66
Auto Part Integration Ads
Auto Part Integration Ads
Clever Bus Billboards
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65
3-D Tongues
3-D Tongues
Japanese Subway Ads
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64
Subway Music Videos
Subway Music Videos
The Pussycat Dolls Remake 'Jai Ho' from Slumdog Millionaire
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63
The Dirty Clothes Bus
The Dirty Clothes Bus
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62
Underground Art Galleries
Underground Art Galleries
The Platform at Degrave Street Subway Station
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61
Trains That Mimic Nature
Trains That Mimic Nature
Renfe Protects Planet With Animal-Inspired Transportation
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60
Heated AdverShelters
Heated AdverShelters
Kraft Entices Customers with Warmth at Bus Stops
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59
Snowing Billboards
Snowing Billboards
Tryvann Bus Stop Ad Snows When Ski Conditions Are Stellar
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58
Guerrilla Anti-Religion Campaigns
Guerrilla Anti-Religion Campaigns
UK Atheist Busvertising
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57
360 MPH Supertrains
360 MPH Supertrains
TGV French Rail Train Sets Record
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56
Child-Friendly Train
Child-Friendly Train
Japanese Public Transit for Kids by Eiji Mititooka
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55
Subway Hoedowns
Subway Hoedowns
The Xylopholks Entertain New Yorkers In Furry Animal Costumes
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54
Branded Landmarks
Branded Landmarks
NYC Subway Car Gets Wrapped
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53
Human Mirrors on Subways
Human Mirrors on Subways
Improv Everywhere Puts 16 Twins on Subway
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52
Gratevertising
Gratevertising
Party Store Uses Subway Grates for Promotion
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51
High Speed EcoTrains
High Speed EcoTrains
Greener, Faster Travel for Californians
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50
Subway Cars as Art Studios
Subway Cars as Art Studios
The Village Underground
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49
Solar Powered Bus Stop Ads
Solar Powered Bus Stop Ads
Fuel Miami LLC i-Shelters
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48
Subway Ad  Mashups
Subway Ad Mashups
Urban Pranks by 'Poster Boy'
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47
Tequila Express
Tequila Express
Drink Your Way Through Mexico on the Tequila Train
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46
Perpetual Passenger Train
Perpetual Passenger Train
Non-Stop Metro Rail Transit
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45
Self-Steering Buses
Self-Steering Buses
UC Berkeley Magnetic Transit
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44
Greening Train Stations
Greening Train Stations
Birmingham's New Street Station
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43
Illusory Anti-Graffiti Ads
Illusory Anti-Graffiti Ads
TransPerth Adds Handcuffs to Train Seats
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42
Mini Car Subway Exit
Mini Car Subway Exit
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41
Bus Ads That Change Based on GPS Location
Bus Ads That Change Based on GPS Location
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40
Sexist Subways
Sexist Subways
Women-Only Transit In Seoul
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39
Ceiling-Mounted Subway Maps
Ceiling-Mounted Subway Maps
GPS System Pinpoints Location on Subway Car Ceilings
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38
Epic Graffiti Meltdowns
Epic Graffiti Meltdowns
Artist NUG Attacks Public Train Service With Territorial Pissings
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37
Train Surfing
Train Surfing
Danish YouTube Daredevil Gets Smashed
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36
Subway Street Art
Subway Street Art
The Take a Seat Project
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35
Interactive Chocolate Ads
Interactive Chocolate Ads
Cadbury Touchscreen Bus Shelter Game
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34
The Human Powered Bus
The Human Powered Bus
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33
Subway Head-Holders
Subway Head-Holders
Gadgets to Help Tired Commuters Take Quick Naps en Route
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32
Stylish Subway Entrances
Stylish Subway Entrances
Toulouse, France Introduces Modern Art to Public Transit
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31
Train Graffiti Kit for Your Home
Train Graffiti Kit for Your Home
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30
Fruit Dispensing Bus Stops
Fruit Dispensing Bus Stops
Pruhealth Campaign
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29
Impromptu Playgrounds
Impromptu Playgrounds
San Franciso Pranksters Install Swings on BART Trains
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28
Manga-Themed Transportation
Manga-Themed Transportation
Japan's Anime-Embellished Trains
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27
Alternative Dining in a Bus
Alternative Dining in a Bus
Root Master Restaurant
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26
Eco-Friendly Double-Decker Buses
Eco-Friendly Double-Decker Buses
The Freight*BUS Reinvents London Icon
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25
Mobile Literacy
Mobile Literacy
The 'Library on Wheels' Bus
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24
Energy-Generating Subway Station Floors
Energy-Generating Subway Station Floors
East Japan Railway Harvests Power from Commuters
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23
School Bus Drag Racing
School Bus Drag Racing
Summertime Torque Trials
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22
Public Transit 2.0
Public Transit 2.0
Florence TAV Station
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21
Faux Child Billboards
Faux Child Billboards
Australian ‘Stop Child Abuse Now' Campaign From JWT
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20
Animated Bus Stop Billboards
Animated Bus Stop Billboards
McDonald's Big Mac Yawning Ad
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19
Insane Party Locations
Insane Party Locations
Subway Shindigs Take Public Parties Underground
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18
Urban Survival Kits
Urban Survival Kits
Subivor for Subway Emergencies
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17
Interactive Movie Promos
Interactive Movie Promos
Tech-Savvy 'Twilight' Posters in Brazil Subways
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16
Extreme Public Transportation
Extreme Public Transportation
Giant Suction Cups for Hitchhikers for 2008 Fiat Contest
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15
Futuristic Public Transit Pods
Futuristic Public Transit Pods
Personal Train Capsules
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14
Vintage Subway Ads
Vintage Subway Ads
Using Old London Underground Campaigns to Inspire New Creativity
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13
Subway Cart Fashion Shoots
Subway Cart Fashion Shoots
Alberta Ferretti Fall Campaign
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12
Personal Trains
Personal Trains
ULTRa Future Train
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11
Adidas Embraces Graffiti
Adidas Embraces Graffiti
7 Top Graffiti Artists Commissioned to Plaster Subway
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10
7 Creative Bus Stops
7 Creative Bus Stops
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9
Anonymous Texts at Bus Stops
Anonymous Texts at Bus Stops
Big Brother's Creepy Bluetooth Campaign
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8
Hybrid Trains-Semi Truck
Hybrid Trains-Semi Truck
The Silvertip Blade Runner
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7
Futuristic Suspended Trains
Futuristic Suspended Trains
Scania ‘U.P. Urban Progress' by Jason Battersby
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6
No Pants Subway Ride
No Pants Subway Ride
900 Underground Underwear Enthusiasts in NYC
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5
Habitrail Home Aquarium
Habitrail Home Aquarium
A Subway Network for Your Fish
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4
Controversial Public Transit Photos
Controversial Public Transit Photos
Paris Metro Nudes
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3
Humiliating Gym Campaigns
Humiliating Gym Campaigns
Fitness First's Giant Scales at Bus Stops Display Your Weight
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2
Clever Busvertising
Clever Busvertising
10 Creative Bus Billboards
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1
Guerrilla Adbusting
Guerrilla Adbusting
Street Artists FTW-Crew Add Photoshop Toolbox to Subway Ads
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