"There is something more powerful than each of us, a combination of our efforts, a Great Chain of industry that unites us. But it is only when we struggle in our own interest that the chain pulls society in the right direction..." - Andrew Ryan
Columbia Transit is a business operated in Columbia used for passenger and cargo transportation. It appeared in the E3 2011 Gameplay Trailer, but was removed from the final version of the game, being replaced by the Gondola system.
E3 2011 Gameplay Trailer Edit
During the E3 2011 Gameplay Trailer of BioShock Infinite, Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth witness two stations. While entering the Emporia Towers area, Booker and Elizabeth observe the few remaining Founders and neutral citizens dejectedly carrying their personal possessions as they travel towards the "outbound" entrance to a Columbia Transit Station. A Vox Populi partisan throws a molotov cocktail at a Comstock poster and menaces the citizens, as they drop their belongings and flee to the station for the safety of another location in Columbia.
Booker and Elizabeth continue through the area searching for a Columbia Transit station to take them to Comstock House. One is found in front of headquarters of the Columbia Post Office. They become caught up with the Vox Populi in the area, and an airship approaches, equipped with rapid firing rocket launchers. To use the station safely, Booker boards the airship and destroys it while Elizabeth fights off the Vox Populi on the station platform.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- A slightly modified version of the sign reads "Columbia Gondola" and appears in the final game in the Grand Central Depot of Emporia. The folder is still named "ColumbiaTransit_Sign".
- Even though Columbia Transit was cut from the final version of the game, the model for the Transit station was used as part of the distant building models.
- The model can easily be seen on an island connected to the bridge beneath Monument Island, if the player uses cheats to get closer to it.