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Moving Platforms

Moving Platforms is a concept for the future of rail travel. Priestmangoode has been designing high-speed trains around the world for a few years now. Their experience of various systems has led us to conclude that it is hugely inefficient to run a new 21st century high-tech, high-speed train service on a 19th century infrastructure that was invented for steam trains. As a result, they have come up with an ingenious solution that can potentially revolutionise the rail industry the way the Internet revolutionised the way we communicate.

Moving Platforms is a totally inter-connected rail infrastructure where local trams connect to a network of non-stop high-speed trains enabling passengers to travel from their local stop to a local address at their destination (even in another country) without getting off a train.

“I’m under no illusion this is a big idea,” says Paul Priestman, “but we have to think big. The world is going to a be a very different place in 10 to 20 years’ time and we have to think of alternative ways of travel”.

Watch movie: Moving Platforms

Inspired by German Design Council

 Images: Priestmangoode

 

 
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