Some of the best April Fools’ Day pranks among transit agencies

Some of the best April Fools’ Day pranks among transit agencies

April Fools’ Day has become synonymous with playful pranks and jokes, and the world of transit did not pass up on the opportunity to join in on the fun. Let’s take a look at some of the best gags among transit agencies that left commuters bewildered, amused or both!

Sound Transit’s “Rink” ice resurfacer

Sound Transit announced they would be launching an ice resurfacer — or Zamboni — called “Rink” next season. The name is of course a play on their Link light rail system that services the Seattle metropolitan area.

King County Metro’s Commuterpult

King County Metro, which provides bus service in the county that includes Seattle, announced the launch of a “thrilling transit option.”

Powered by physics and ingenuity—with 12 origin stations and six square miles of landing nets across the region—the Commuterpult brings fun, speed and stunning views to every ride!

Washington Metro’s Metroblimp

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in Washington, D.C. also announced a new service — the Metroblimp!

TransLink’s SkyLift

Seeing a trend here? We too at TransLink announced the launch of a new service. We launched SkyLift, an air transport service operated using electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police are responsible for policing transit across the region. Naturally, our Explosive Detection Dog Team need to be equipped with the right tools with SkyLift service launching. That’s why Transit Police announced they would wear parachutes to do their job policing SkyLift.

PATCO’s Coca-Cola Freestyle machines

The PATCO Speedline — a rapid transit system that runs between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden County, New Jersey — announced they would be installing Coca-Cola Freestyle machines onboard select trains. For those unfamiliar, the machines allow you to mix different Coca-Cola products with different flavours to create unique pop beverages.

Metro LA’s MetROW

Metro Los Angeles also announced a new transit service — MetROW!

With MetROW, you’ll use our local waterways to quickly navigate our region while enjoying the sights, sounds, and wildlife of concrete rivers.

Spotify’s Spotify carriage

Spotify Australia announced that Bluetooth speakers would be coming to train cars in the country, allowing riders to play their favourite tunes on Spotify to “brighten up the journey for those around you.”

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