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Japanese railway company to replace the awesome title of “train conductor” with just “crew”

All in the name of flexibility.

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Passenger moved by bus driver’s kindness writes letter to company and gets a heartfelt reply

Compassion and understanding really do make the world go round.

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Okayama buses strike by continuing to run and refusing to take anyone’s money

If this tactic fails, drivers may even consider letting people cross the white line while the bus is in motion.

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Voting underway for Japan’s top bus mascot

In what other country would someone think it was a good idea to hold a national ranking of bus company mascots?

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New restaurant sightseeing bus offers gourmet meals on wheels

The party bus gets a little more grown up.

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China’s revolutionary elevated bus takes its first ride

The world’s first elevated bus that glides over the top of moving cars began its first test run today in Hebei province, China.

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China’s new bus design looks like a car-eating monster 【Video】

“Om nom nom! Delicious little drivers!”

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Victim becomes attacker as suspected molesting leads to bus-bound slugfest【Video】

A bus in Zhengzhou City, China, became a cage-match on wheels after thighs were touched and apologies were denied.

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Woman in Taiwan sparks outrage after using elderly woman as a seat on the bus

Video footage shows a woman who may or may not have a confused grasp of “priority seating.”

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Seasonal rescue bus service rolled out for snoozy passengers who miss their train station

Drunken revellers, rejoice! This festive season you can snooze past your train stop all you like—the rescue bus has got you covered!

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Chinese company mimics levitation trick, unamused authorities immediately shut it down【Video】

Whether it’s deserved or not, China has something of a reputation for producing convincing copies. Another thing the country is known for, however, is having authorities that do not suffer fools gladly… 

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Heroic bus driver prevents roadside suicide on bridge in China 【Video】

Self-driving cars are getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, While there will always be those who prefer the freedom of driving themselves, the technology seems like it could have some serious advantages for public transportation. In the case of a bus, for instance, it doesn’t seem like it would be too hard to program the vehicle’s software to travel along a fixed route and stop at the predetermined bus stops to pick up and drop off passengers.

But while self-driving buses may one day become safer and more efficient than human operated ones, they’re a lot less likely to heroically prevent roadside suicides, as this bus driver in China just did.

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Woman in China misses bus stop, jumps out of bus window instead 【Video】

Missing your bus stop has to be one of the worst feelings in the world. You’re trapped inside a vehicle going increasingly further away from the place you wanted to go, you’re suddenly surrounded by unfamiliar territory, and you’re going to have to waste a lot of time just to get back to your original destination.

Still, no matter how bad it gets, most people would never even think to attempt what one Chinese woman did. After realizing that she missed her stop, she climbed out of the bus’s window to exit as quickly as possible. Read on and watch the insane video, but whatever you do, be sure not to try this at home!

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Tokyu Bus alight button is yours to own, pushing all the right buttons

Japanese people take their public transportation very seriously. Millions commute to work either by train, subway or bus on a daily basis. When spending so much time on buses and trains, one tries to find joy in the small things in life, like the sound and satisfaction from pressing the alight button on a bus to indicate you want to get off at the next bus stop.

That thrill can soon be yours to hold and enjoy to your heart’s content. Tokyu Bus Corporation, which operates multiple lines in and around Tokyo, will be releasing a Tokyu Bus alight button kit, which allows transportation nerds to press away all day long.

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Foreigner pees on a public bus in China, subsequently taken away by police

We’ve got some more bizarre news about peeing coming from China–but this time, it’s a foreigner who’s instigating the unpalatable behavior.

On April 12, police in Nanjing, a major city in eastern China, escorted a foreign man off of a public bus after he allegedly began peeing on the floor of the vehicle.

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Fatal traffic accident in China leaves tour bus ‘topless’

Noticed anything odd about this bus? Yep, it’s ‘topless’, though it definitely shouldn’t be.

It was reported that this unfortunate tour bus in Tian Jin, China had its roof shaved off on January 26 when it drove right into a height-limit gate without stopping, turning it into a horror movie version of an open-top London tour bus.

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Around Japan in 22 days…on a bus! (Yes, it has a toilet.)

One of the hardest parts about visiting Japan is deciding where to go, especially if you have only a limited time. Obviously, everyone wants to hit up Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, but that often means missing out on places like Nara and Aomori. If only there were a way you could get on a bus and just let someone take to every prefecture in the country…

Well, if you have about US$5,000 and 22 days, pack your bags, because that’s exactly what Club Tourism is offering this year!

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Bus otaku can now buy “request stop” buttons from Tokyu Bus Corp, push to their heart’s content

It’s no secret that there are tons of densha otaku, or train nerds, (and tons of different types as well) in Japan. And with the wide range of trains zipping around the country, it’s totally understandable. But what about bus nerds? Do they even exist?

Well, while we haven’t actually met anyone who claims to be a bus nerd, this new product from the Tokyu Bus Corporation makes us think they must be out there. And if you’re a bus nerd, you’ll be happy to know that you can now have your own authentic “stop” button at home! But you’ll have to put it together yourself.

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No water, no cooking oil, no yogurt: The new strict bus rules in Urumqi, China

With an ever-expanding list of banned items and never-ending security lines filled with personnel and machines bent on examining every inch of your body, air travel seems destined to eventually become one giant cavity search. And while you think you are safe from this kind of annoyance when you are on ground-based transportation systems, the Chinese city of Urumqi recently proved that they can make traveling by bus just as terrible when they banned liquids onboard. To enforce this already hated ban, local authorities have assigned at least two security guards at every bus stations along the more than 100 bus routes in the city.

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Chinese bus gets lined with artificial turf for World Cup, may never go back

In an effort to ride the wave of excitement caused by the FIFA World Cup championships, a bus in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region had artificial grass layered throughout its flooring. However, according to the driver, the benefits of this promotional scheme went far beyond stirring up a little soccer-fever.

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