Another Chinese Transit Concept: The train that never stops

Last week we posted design images of the Chinese Drive Through Bus. Today a colleague sent me another Chinese transit idea: the train that never stops. Check this out.

Paraphrasing this blog I found about the 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 (that seems like a really long time–you only get 30 seconds to board MetroRail!) will result in a total loss of 5 min x 30 stations or 2.5 hours of train journey time! Continue reading “Another Chinese Transit Concept: The train that never stops”

Drive-through bus

Here’s something to keep in mind next time you’re in a car and grumbling because you’re stuck behind a bus.  A company is building a gigantic bus that cars can drive through.  Sounds simple enough:  if you’re behind the bus when it stops to pick-up passengers, no sweat, just keep on going and drive right through.  Can’t quite envision that?  Check out these design images:

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