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Boarding A Moving Train

Posted on the 28 November 2011 by Gerard @presurfer
A designer has come up with a unique and futuristic solution for speeding up rail travel: he wants to get rid of the stations. Paul Priestman, director of British design group Priestmangoode, is the man behind the 'Moving Platforms' concept, which he believes could potentially revolutionize the rail industry.
The idea is to have a city-wide network of trams that travel in a loop and connect with a high-speed rail service. The trams speed up and the high-speed train slows down and they join, so they dock at high speed. So the moving tram would 'dock' with a moving train, allowing passengers to cross between tram and train without either vehicle ever stopping.The Presurfer

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