Soviet Bus shelters

Going over old Boing-boing posts (as if there aren’t enough new ones) I found a reference to old Soviet Bus shelters and thought “so that’s where they got the idea for the Vauxhall Cross bus station!”

In a weird piece of public transport related synergy; there are many competing theories, but the Russian word for a railway station is Вокзал (vokzal), which coincides with the canonical 19th century transliteration of “Vauxhall” (Wikipedia.)

[tags]boing-boing, buses, railways, russia, vauxhall[/tags]

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