The vertical high-speed rail station of the future

A vision of vertical railway stations which stretch for hundreds of metres into the sky has been put forward as a possible solution to relieving congestion in cities around the world by the end of 21st century.

The Hyper Speed Vertical Train Hub is a concept that has been entered into eVolo magazine’s annual skyscraper competition by Christopher Christophi and Lucas Mazarrasa as an alternative to the traditional rail terminal.

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By flipping the station onto a vertical axis, the design reduces the impact on land use to meet the predicted rapid growth in city populations over the coming decades.

Trains stick to outside of the building using a maglev system and exit the terminal through a series of tunnels at the foot of the structure.

The constant movement of trains would create a ‘dynamic and kinetic facade’ and ferris-wheel-style seating would ensure passengers remained upright throughout their journey .

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