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'''Location''': [[New New York]], All of [[Earth]].
 
==Description==
 
The '''Tube Transport System''' is a tube for citizens to go to across places and towns. A user will ask it where to go, and a computerized hear will make sure the path is clear and will take him to where the user wants to go. If there isn't a location of where the user wants to go, it will drop him off where the closest area is. Users go head first into the tube, giving the user a chance to land on their feet. First time users ([[Philip J. Fry|Fry]] for example) usually don't land on their feet, and hit something close by, or fly through the air, because they have not technically mastered this manoeuvre yet. The abbreviation is TTS.
 
  
The Tube Transport System is free of charge and government funded.
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|name          = Tube Transport System
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|image        = [[File:Tube Transport System.jpg|225px]]
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|type          = Transportation
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|use          = Traveling across [[New New York]]
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|first appear  = {{e|1ACV01}}
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The '''Tube Transport System''' (abbreviated ''TTS'') is a form of mass transit in [[New New York City]], replacing [[Old New York City]]'s underground {{w|New York Subway|subway}}.  The system consists of several transparent tubes, forking and merging without more apparent mechanism.  Despite their apparent inability to perform, they are capable of transporting passengers to where they wish to go.
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A passenger announces where he or she wishes to go, and the tube will activate and route them to their desired destination. Passengers enter head first, but manage to exit on their feet.  However, it is common for tourists not to figure out the tube, so they occasionally land on something other than their feet. There is also a similar tube transportation system in a city on the planet Tova 9. {{er|2ACV06}} The TTS is apparently free of charge.
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The TTS seems to be based on old pneumatic tubes, originally used to transport documents throughout offices (in fact, this can still be seen at the [[Central Bureaucracy]]).
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A number of characters which are not formally introduced until later in the series can be seen in the tubes in the [[opening sequence]] of "[[Space Pilot 3000]]" — the first episode —, in particular {{Amy}}, {{Zoidberg}}, [[Zapp Brannigan]], {{Kif}}, and {{Hermes}}.
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=== Traffic ===
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Just like in the [[20th century]], rush hour traffic is still a problem, resulting in [[Citihall]] having to open a new line of tubes to reduce the traffic. {{er|2ACV08}}
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=== Known Tube Transport Stops ===
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*[[Radio City Mutant Hall man|Radio City Mutant Hall]]
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*Crosstown Express
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*[[South Street Spaceport]]
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*[[Fishy Joe's|Fishy Joe's Tube-Thru]]
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*[[Madison Cube Garden]]
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== Additional Info ==
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=== Appearances ===
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[[File:Tube transport.jpg|right|thumb|The Tube underwater {{er|1ACV01}}]]
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:''The TTS appears in every single opening sequence except for that of ''[[Into the Wild Green Yonder]]''.''
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*{{e|1ACV01}}
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*{{e|1ACV10}}
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*{{e|2ACV08}}
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*{{e|2ACV15}}
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*{{e|2ACV17}}
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*{{e|2ACV18}}
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*{{e|4ACV04}}
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*{{f|1}}
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*{{f|2}}
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*{{e|7ACV03}}
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*{{e|7ACV22}}
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*{{e|7ACV26}}
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*{{clink|US#022|A Fit Worse than Death}}
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*{{e|s=3}} {{disputed canon}}
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{{appear-end}}
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== See Also ==
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*[[The Simpsons]]
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[[Category:Technology]]
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[[Category:Transportation]]

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Tube Transport System
Tube Transport System.jpg
TypeTransportation
First appearance"Space Pilot 3000" (1ACV01)
Episode

The Tube Transport System (abbreviated TTS) is a form of mass transit in New New York City, replacing Old New York City's underground subway. The system consists of several transparent tubes, forking and merging without more apparent mechanism. Despite their apparent inability to perform, they are capable of transporting passengers to where they wish to go.

A passenger announces where he or she wishes to go, and the tube will activate and route them to their desired destination. Passengers enter head first, but manage to exit on their feet. However, it is common for tourists not to figure out the tube, so they occasionally land on something other than their feet. There is also a similar tube transportation system in a city on the planet Tova 9. [2ACV06] The TTS is apparently free of charge.

The TTS seems to be based on old pneumatic tubes, originally used to transport documents throughout offices (in fact, this can still be seen at the Central Bureaucracy).

A number of characters which are not formally introduced until later in the series can be seen in the tubes in the opening sequence of "Space Pilot 3000" — the first episode —, in particular Amy, Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Kif, and Hermes.

Traffic

Just like in the 20th century, rush hour traffic is still a problem, resulting in Citihall having to open a new line of tubes to reduce the traffic. [2ACV08]

Known Tube Transport Stops

Additional Info

Appearances

The Tube underwater [1ACV01]
The TTS appears in every single opening sequence except for that of Into the Wild Green Yonder.

See Also