Futuristic Dutch train renders your office obsolete

Discussion in 'International Transport' started by Adlington, 8 Nov 2018.

  1. Adlington

    Adlington Member

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    Does it??
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    See the original article for the slick sketches showing large office tables, standing desks facing the windows, and social spaces where people can talk and have meetings.

    The design looks very futuristic and very unrealistic. The sketches show about a dozen passengers per carriage, less crowded than various luxury "palaces on wheels". How to square that with realistic commuter fares is not explained...
     
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  3. axlecounter

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    Probably nonsense?
     
  4. AngusH

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    It seems a bit improbable, though I'd certainly like to travel like that.
     
  5. Groningen

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    If you see the artist impressions than the new trains for hippies and not for normal home to work travel and v.v..
     
  6. TRAX

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    It probably answers no safety standards at all anyway.
     
  7. Adlington

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    Why??
     
  8. gordonthemoron

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    it looks like the crap Colabs at Barclays Bank
     
  9. AlexNL

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    It's just a design experiment, NS are not planning to actually build trains like this. The goal of the experiment is to figure out how they can refine/enhance the experience of NS's passengers, now that habits of the traveling public are changing.

    This is comparable to the DB Ideeenzug
     
  10. TRAX

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    The DB train is more realistic, though.
     
  11. AlexNL

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    Home trainers? Power nap capsules? Fully reclining seats?

    I'd say equally (un)realistic... ;)
     
  12. TRAX

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    I'm talking more of the layout.
     
  13. Groningen

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    The traveltime between the 4 main cities in the NL is 45 minutes. Not much time to do much work.
     

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