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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 24/03/2014
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(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) the vertical train hub aims to resolve the inevitable challenges that cities will face by 2075 and offers a deliverable and sustainable solution for the future of the transport generation

Imagine taking your seat on a high-speed train through an elevator that is parked on the side of a skyscraper. it may sound wild but two british designers have the concept ready to roll on the track.


Called as the hyper-speed vertical train hub this unusual transportation concept is the brainchild of designers christopher christophi and lucas mazarrasa. “the vertical train hub aims to resolve the inevitable challenges that cities will face by 2075 and offers a deliverable and sustainable solution for the future of the transport generation” christophi was quoted as saying.


Here the station for high-speed rail is built on the side of a skyscraper. as the train travels and transitions from its horizontal formation and ascends up the facade vertically the carriages will pivot similar to that on a ‘ferris wheel’. it would allow the passengers within the carriage to remain in an upright position and facing towards the cityscape said a report on evolo website.


The carriages would be supported by a magnetic structure located at either side — eliminating the need for rails beneath and allowing the carriages and its passengers to connect to the tower.


Trains once ready to move would shoot down the sides of the building into underground tunnels to their destinations. each coach would have 10 people in two rows facing each other. take an elevator to a specific floor to catch your train. each terminal would have its own set of elevators to increase efficiency the report added.

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