A Truly Nonstop Train

A Truly Nonstop Train
technology
Christine Huang
  • 1 july 2008

We’re curious to see how/if this concept develops: Peng Yu-lun of Taiwan has designed a literally non-stop train system, employing a continuously moving main carriage and top-mounted boarding shuttles that slide on and off at their appropriate stations. Passengers board the smaller shuttles at the platform and wait for the nonstop train to ‘scoop’ up their carriage, which then attaches to the roof of the train as it passes through the station. The sliding carriages then detach and slow down at their destination stations as the continuously moving carriage travels on. Watch the video (audio is in Mandarin) to get a better understanding of how this potentially energy-saving system would work:

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