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The Trains of the Future Could Provide Much More Than Mobility

Renderings of Dutch trains imagine a variety of seating styles for a variety of activities, including working, socializing, and relaxing.
October 30, 2018, 5am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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The Dutch National Railway wanted to imagine a train that could better handle the needs of future riders. That means a car that not only carries passengers from one place to another but also helps them work or socialize.

"The result is a stunning new train interior for intercity trains that connect the Netherlands’ major cities that allows passengers to make the most out of their time on board," Aridan Mecava writes for Pop-Up City. The designers wanted to create a car that would be homey, accommodating to work, and attractive. "Instead of long rows of double seats facing the same way with a single aisle in between, the train interior features different areas with distinct functionalities that suit different needs, like working on a laptop, reading, socializing, or relaxing," Mecava explains.

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Published on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Pop-Up City
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