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World's 15 most unique bus stops

Last updated on: May 16, 2011 12:14 IST

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Can you imagine bus stops to be swanky and striking? Can you believe that bus stops can actually be attractive and entertaining hotspots?

While in India, most bus stops and terminals are dirty and still lack basic amenities, here's how other nations have built superb bus stops creatively.

1. Bus stop in California, US

Designed by artist Dennis Oppenheim, this 50-feet structure in California represents an artistic transition of a bus into a home.

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Image: A bus stop in California.

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2. Bus stop Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba has excellent infrastructure making bus journeys faster and convenient.

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Image: A tunnel shaped bus stop in Curitiba.

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3. Tomato-shaped bus stop, Japan

The tomato-shaped bus stop was built during the Travel Expo show in 1990 for travellers coming to the Nagasaki Prefecture.

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4. Air-conditioned bus stop, Dubai

Dubai has some air-conditioned bus stops to make travelling comfortable during the hot summer season.

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Image: Air-conditioned bus stop.

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5. Bus stop with a swing, London

Designed by artist Bruno Taylor, this is a unique attempt to entertain people waiting for a bus. Several bus stops in London have swings.

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Image: A bus stop with a swing.

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6. 'School bus' stop, Georgia

A bus stop in in Athens, in the US state of Georgia, is made from old parts of a school bus.

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Image: Bus stop made from an old school bus.

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7. Green roof bus stop, UK 

This bus stop with a green grass roof is in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

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Bus stop with a hammock

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8. Bus stop with a hammock, Vancouver

There can't be a better way to relax while waiting for a bus.

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Image: Bus stop with a hammock.

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9. Bus stop at Yosemite Falls, California

This impressive bus stop made of stones is designed by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin.

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10. Wi-fi bus stop, San Francisco

Bus stops in San Francisco are hi-tech. They are built with solar panels to produce electricity and offer wi-fi connectivity. San Francisco plans to build over 1000 solar-powered bus stops by 2013.

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Image: Wi-fi bus stop, San Francisco.

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11. Bus stop in Seattle, US

This bus stop in Seattle has a contemporary look.

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12. Bus stop in Salinas, Puerto Rico

This colourful bus stop is an attractive place for travellers.

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Image: Bus stop in Salinas, Puerto Rico.

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13. Weighing scale bus stop, Rotterdam 

You just need to sit on the bench to check your weight. The weight is displayed on the board. A health club chain called Fitness First has introduced this in Rotterdam.

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14. Watermelon-shaped bus stop, Japan

This watermelon-shaped bus stop is in Ishaya, Japan. Several domes resembling different types of fruits have been set up in Japan.

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15. Bus stop in Wellington, New Zealand

This is an attractive bus stop in Wellington.


Image: Bus stop in Wellington.

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