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Vertical Access Trains

Combining the elevator with the train. Sorta.
 
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Okay. I'm gonna build some new trains. And a whole new load of stations. The stations have two platforms - one for people getting off, one for people getting on. Here's the rub: the platform for the passengers exiting the train is below (when the train is in situ the floor dissapears to be replaced by the platform floor which hydrolically lowers you to ground level). Naturally the platform for people entering the train is above - the floor of the train rises then lowers them to the floor of the train. A complex ticketing system will mean the spot people stand on the platform will be identicle to the spot in which they sit on the train.
deeman, Jun 28 2002

Fast-load ferry http://www.halfbake...a/Fast-load_20ferry
The ferry version. [phoenix, Jun 29 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

airliner passenger cartridges http://www.halfbake...senger_20cartridges
The airplane version. [phoenix, Jun 29 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Alternative Tube access for dare devils http://www.halfbake...for_20dare_20devils
Another way to get on the train faster. [phoenix, Jun 29 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       maybe I'm not clear on the concept, but it appears this would be a complete change in passenger load every time the train stopped: what if I want to travel multiple stops but you only wish to travel one stop?
rbl, Jun 28 2002
  

       You'd get in the appropriate car.   

       We've done this idea for ferrys and planes, I guess trains is okay. Anybody want buses?
phoenix, Jun 29 2002
  

       Buses would be cool. Sorry for the double bake. I'm new to these parts. In answer to your questions rbl, a complex ticketing ubercomputer would solve everything. Including war.
deeman, Jun 29 2002
  

       I think the bakery should implement a system which automatically deducts 10 votes from any idea that begins with the word, "okay."   

       deeman, champion of the 'spell it like it sounds' campaign.
waugsqueke, Jul 01 2002
  

       [admin: spelling change: verticle -> vertical]
st3f, Jul 01 2002
  

       identicle: octopus limb that impersonates your identity.
RayfordSteele, Jul 01 2002
  

       ah - I'm not realy getting what you're saying...
bmwrox, Aug 06 2003
  

       didn't Willie Wonka do this already?
kissing bandit, Sep 18 2003
  

       Hydrolics? Indticle? Blimey Deeman, do you know any sub-editors? Nice idea, though. I find myself inexplicably drawn to those double-decker trains they have on the continent. One obvious flaw, though: tunnels would have to have higher ceilings, meaning they'd incoveniently poke out of the ground.
Martin H, Dec 17 2003
  
      
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