*A brilliant new train innovation - get on & off the bullet train without
the train stopping. VERY COOL 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 (elderly passengers cannot be hurried) will
result in a total loss of 5 min x 30 stations or 2.5 hours of train journey
*How it works (view the movie - in mandarin though!):*
1. For those who are boarding the train : The passengers at a station
embarks onto to a connector cabin way before the train even arrives at the
station. When the train arrives, it will not stop at all. It just slows down
to pick up the connector cabin which will move with the train on the roof
of the train.
While the train is still moving away from the station, those passengers will
board the train from the connector cabin mounted on the train's roof. After
fully unloading all its passengers, the cabin connector cabin will be moved
to the back of the train so that the next batch of outgoing passengers who
want to alight at the next station will board the connector cabin at the
rear of the train roof.
2. For those who are getting off: As stated after fully unloading all its
passengers, the cabin connector cabin will be moved to the back of the train
so that the next batch of outgoing passengers who want to alight at the next
station will board the connector cabin at the rear of the train roof. When
the train arrives at the next station, it will simply drop the whole
connector cabin at the station itself and leave it behind at the station.
The outgoing passengers can take their own time to disembark at the station
while the train had already left. At the same time, the train will pick up
the incoming embarking passengers on another connector cabin in the front
part of the train's roof. So the train will always drop one connector cabin
at the rear of its roof and pick up a new connector cabin in the front part
of the train's roof at each station.
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If you are astonished by this innovation, read this LINK to know about Moving walk away which is already in use.