The UK's Crossrail Trains are 200 Meters Long And Can Hold 1,500 Passengers

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Nov 25, 2015
References: crossrail & dezeen
The UK's new Crossrail trains include a variety of design, engineering and passenger experience upgrades that immediately make them among the most high-tech commuter trains in the world.

At 200 meters, these trains are over one and a half times as long as London's correct tube trains, and are capable of accommodating up to 1,500 passengers. The trains will be equipped with regenerative braking, smart lighting and temperature setups, free Wi-Fi and access to the 4G communications network.

The trains offer both bay and metro-style seating, and include dedicated wheelchair spaces as well as storage space for strollers and luggage.

Public transportation systems are set to grow in importance in the world's mega-cities as the roads get more congested and people look to save time and money. The Crossrail trains are taking the lead, and aim to show that public transportation doesn't have to be a drag but can actually be both convenient and enjoyable.