Train Innovation: Boarding a moving train

I don’t know if it is true, whether it is technically and economically feasible. However I like the idea.

AMAZING : Chinese Concept – The train that never stops at a station:

A brilliant new Chinese train innovation – get on & off the bullet train without the train stopping. VERY COOL CONCEPT !

No time is wasted. The bullet train is moving all the time. If there are 30 stations between Beijing and Guangzhou, just stopping and accelerating again at each station will waste both energy and time.

A mere 5 min stop per station (elderly passengers cannot be hurried) will result in a total loss of 5 min x 30 stations or 2.5 hours of train journey time!

How it works (view the movie – in mandarin though!):

1. For those who are boarding the train : The passengers at a station embarks onto to a connector cabin way before the train even arrives at the station. When the train arrives, it will not stop at all. It just slows down to pick up the connector cabin which will move with the train on the roof of the train.

While the train is still moving away from the station, those passengers will board the train from the connector cabin mounted on the train’s roof. After fully unloading all its passengers, the cabin connector cabin will be moved to the back of the train so that the next batch of outgoing passengers who want to alight at the next station will board the connector cabin at the rear of the train roof.

2. For those who are getting off: As stated after fully unloading all its passengers, the cabin connector cabin will be moved to the back of the train so that the next batch of outgoing passengers who want to alight at the next station will board the connector cabin at the rear of the train roof. When the train arrives at the next station, it will simply drop the whole connector cabin at the station itself and leave it behind at the station. The outgoing passengers can take their own time to disembark at the station while the train had already left. At the same time, the train will pick up the incoming embarking passengers on another connector cabin in the front part of the train’s roof. So the train will always drop one connector cabin at the rear of its roof and pick up a new connector cabin in the front part of the train’s roof at each station.

Innovation?

Courtesy: Email forward by Neeraj

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4 thoughts on “Train Innovation: Boarding a moving train

  1. U got to rephrase it
    the general concept of this i think is of soviet design
    had read something about a similar such design only the connector cabin is chinese innovation.. they had planned to use a continuous looping conveyor belt design that moves around the platform at a similar speed facilitating the movement of the train.

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  2. Please continue doing these Classes. I loved it, even tghouh I didn’t do the album. I learned some more about using different materials on top of eachother and using a brush to put on Stickles instead of just making it a line out of a bottle.Kris made it look so easy (even with those nails that make getting a grip on the bling very hard, hihihi)! Would love to have the desk space like she has :D.Very inspirational, more more more!!!

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