Train interior concept can retract seats

by Mark R

Just to let you know, you are not looking at the interior of a ghost train. This is concept design for a train interior where railway travel isn’t a drag for the living. Designed by Chris Precht, it has an interior with pull down seats instead of stationary and unmoving seats.

This makes a railway car very accommodating for whatever occasion that you need it. For example, if you just want simple passenger seats, pull them down. If you want to have a little open space for your on-train party, retract the chairs into the ceiling.

I’m not certain how these seats can retract like this, as there would have to be plenty of room up top for that, correct? I wonder where the luggage would go? Also, those seats in the front row, the one that the pretty lady is sitting on, seem comfortable, but don’t look like they are designed for compact storage. I mean, if they were able to fold up, that would be one thing, but it doesn’t look like they do.

All bugs aside, this certainly will reduce crowded conditions, and make it easier for wheelchair-bound passengers to travel by train.

It is a shame that this is still a concept, as I do not like all the crowded seating arrangements of mass transit. I’ve never traveled by train, but if there is a way to make this work for an airplane passenger area as well as a train, then more power to this patent!


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hukiworld Says: April 23, 2010 at 2:19 am

Not bad. I have already solved the storage luggage issue… Just make these seats with openable bottom so you lift the seat like a toilet can and stick your bags in there. Problem solved! I can literally solve any equation.

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