Industrial designer Paul Priestman of Priestmangoode had a vision; trains would run continuously non-stop and passengers will be able to switch trains even with the trains moving at high speeds. His reasoning was that stopping at various train stations is a waste of time and just generally time consuming, which we agree with to a certain extent, so instead of passengers disembarking at train stops, why not just disembark right onto the next train instead? If you’re trying to wrap your head around the concept, here’s how it’s supposed to work.
Local trains or trams will act as platforms and dock alongside the long-distance trains, and while still in motion, allow passengers to disembark. The trains will connect to each other via a docking station to ensure that both trains are moving at the same speed. Once the passenger transfer is complete, they will break off from each other and continue on their separate journeys. A very interesting concept which does seem to be very efficient and potential life changing in the way we go about our day, although we’d have to question the overall safety of the entire process, and we’re guessing that this is probably a concept that not many people will be very eager to adopt.
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