train never stops 2The concept of a brilliant new train innovation was created by Chinese designer Chen Jianjun: getting on&off a train and the train doesn’t even stop. High-speed trains waste both energy and time by having to slow down to stop at the stations and speed up when leaving them.

Moving platforms would allow passengers to board and get off a high-speed train without the train stopping at the stations. The passengers at a station wait in a connector cabin above the tracks. More »

Northern_Ontario_railway_tracks_January_2011In the nearest future people will be taking the train from China to the US.

China is considering building its first intelligent high-speed train. It will be produced by CSR Qingdao Sifang Co Ltd in Qingdao which is a coastal city in east China. The high-speed railway line will pass through the Siberia and Bering Strait; it will run across the Pacific Ocean by approximately 200 km undersea tunnel to Alaska, and then south through Canada to the US. The entire journey will take two days and the train will travel at an average of 350 kmh. The line will be 13,000 km long, almost 3,000 km more than the Trans-Siberian Railway. More »