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7 of the most impressive bus stops in the world… in one only tiny town

30 May

The little town of Krumbach, Austria, recently received tremendous attention from the worldwide design and architecture communities, and of course, from us. Here’s why: The village recently invited 7 international architecture firms to design 7 bus shelters in exchange for a free one week holiday. The results are stunning. Have a look:

 

Jan de Vylder, Inge Vinck & Jo Taillieu

Photo: Adolf Bereuter

We’re particularly fond of this stop, designed by Belgian architects Jan de Vylder, Inge Vinck & Jo Taillieu and inspired by the Alps.

 

Sou Fujimoto

Photo: Adolf Bereuter

It better not rain if you are waiting for your bus at this stop. This open shelter by the Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto consists of thin, steel rods and a winding staircase. It just makes you wanna climb up into the sky”.

 

Jan de Vylder, Inge Vinck & Jo Taillieu

Photo: Adolf Bereuter

Russian architect Alexander Brodsky designed a shelter in which humans and birds can cohabitate. The table and chair also helps foster interaction between travellers.

 

Photo: Adolf Bereuter

Photo: Adolf Bereuter

Chilean architect Smiljan Radic’s bus stop may be the one that actually looks the most like an actual bus stop. It’s designed as an outdoor “parlour”, with chairs.  And we love the little birdhouse – a great touch!

 

Photo: Adolf Bereuter

Photo: Adolf Bereuter

China’s Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu designed a lens-like shelter that points to a view on the mountains through the window in the rear wall.

Photo: Adolf Bereuter

Photo: Adolf Bereuter

Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa of Ensamble Studio in Spain designed a bus stop inspired by the stacks of untreated oak planks typically found in local workshops.

Photo: Adolf Bereuter

Photo: Adolf Bereuter

Last but not least, this double decker shelter from Norwegian Eggertsson Architects is definitely a eye catcher.

Source: Slate

 

Busbud Launches Improved Route Pages

24 Jan

Improved-Route-Page

Today, we are launching a series of improvements for our popular Route pages that will make finding the right bus even easier.

After recently revamping our site design and launching a new promo page for our partnership with Orleans Express, we’re proud to finally bring these improvements to the entire website.

So what’s been improved? We have restructured the way bus schedules are accessed to make finding relevant information easier:

  • Results are now specific to the timeframe you wish to travel in and can be sorted by date, duration and price.
  • Passenger counts are now taken into consideration, making price comparisons a lot faster.
  • On select routes where additional data is available, we’re also including student and return trip pricing.

With these changes, travellers gain access to a lot more data than was previously available and better exposure to time-sensitive results, such as seasonal schedules and promotions, which we are working hard on expanding our coverage of.

Check out an example of the improved route page for Buenos Aires to Cordoba here!

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