Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Subway continuum

No more waiting for a train
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Underneath the track is a tube with fins wrapped around it in a helix. Like with a screw. There is a slot between the rails. Instead of long subway trains, each 'car' is big enough to hold eight people sitting in a semicircle, opposite a slide door The cars are connected the the screw thread via a pair of wheels that grip it either side. This has two effects: 1. The headway can be very low 2. The speed of the cars can be changed by varying the angle of the screw thread to the screw. The stations are similar to today's stations, exept there are a continous stream of cars passing through. The cars don't stop, but slow to just under a walking pace as they enter a station. The slide doors open, and people can get on and off. No waiting times, and your trip is in peace without stinky old men and obnoxious litle kids rubbing up against you.
Cats Whiskers, Oct 07 2003


       I don’t really understand how this works but it sounds interesting
hippo, Oct 07 2023

       // your trip is in peace without stinky old men and obnoxious little kids rubbing up against you. //   

       Completely unfair to stinky old men and obnoxious little kids,
a1, Oct 07 2023


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