Fascinating article by Ayesha Durgahee on CNN, which discusses a "Moving Platform" concept conceived by Paul Priestman, the director of British design group Priestmangoode. His goal: remove railway stations and replace them with a carousel of trams and high-speed trains that would take passengers from their homes to their destinations without them ever having to use a bus, car or taxi.
The idea is to have a city-wide network of trams that travel in a loop and connect with a high-speed rail service.
But instead of passengers having to get off the tram at a rail station and wait for the next HSR service to arrive, the moving tram would "dock" with a moving train, allowing passengers to cross between tram and train without either vehicle ever stopping.
"The trams speed up and the high-speed train slows down and they join, so they dock at high speed," explains Priestman.
"They stay docked for the same amount of time that it would stop at a station," he adds.
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