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60 Railway Transport Innovations

From Personal Metro Pods to Underwater Speed Train Concepts

— January 15, 2015 — Autos
These railway transport innovations range from personal metro pods to submerged speed trains that will change the way one looks at conventional travel. While underground subway systems are becoming more reliant on modern technology, public transit in poverty-ridden nations is also getting an upgrade and is becoming wi-fi compatible.

On the luxury train front, Asian train accommodations are beginning to resemble 5 star hotels and mansions rather than temporary vehicles that get passengers from one destination to another.

Opulent mobile hotels and submerged trains that are intended for transcontinental travel are just some of the railway transport innovations gaining attention in today's world. Other memorable examples from this list include futuristic streetcar concepts that focus on cleanliness and privacy-enhancing features.
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Railway WiFi Services
Railway WiFi Services
New Delhi Railway Station is Rolling Out Free WiFi Access
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Magnet-Powered Bullet Trains
Magnet-Powered Bullet Trains
This Bullet Train Prototype Sucks in Electricity from the Tracks
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Opulent Train Accommodations
Opulent Train Accommodations
Hokuriku's Gold-Leafed Train Resembles a Moving Boutique Hotel
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Power-Generating Subway Stops
Power-Generating Subway Stops
Energy from Train Brakes to Fuel Philadelphia Grid
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Speedy Low-Carbon Trains
Speedy Low-Carbon Trains
The Priestmangoode Mercury Could Change Domestic Rail Travel
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54
Winery Train Tours
Winery Train Tours
The Niagra Wine Trail is Brought to Life with the Medina Railroad Museum
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Locomotive Winery Tours
Locomotive Winery Tours
The Napa Valley Wine Train Involves Wining, Dining and Travel
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52
Palace-Resembling Transport
Palace-Resembling Transport
The RER C Trains by Encore Eux Agency Showcase Regal Decor
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51
Commemorative Euro Trains
Commemorative Euro Trains
The Eurostar e320 Marks Eurostar's 20th Anniversary
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50
Hyper-Fast Levitating Trains
Hyper-Fast Levitating Trains
The Shinkansen Maglev Train In Japan Topped 500 KM/H
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49
Speedy Electrified Vehicle Infographics
Speedy Electrified Vehicle Infographics
The Fastest Electric Vehicle Infographic Dispels Myth
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Subway Safety Culverts
Subway Safety Culverts
The U-Roadbed is a Deep Ditch for Escaping the Impact of an Oncoming Train
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Luxe Mobile Hotel Concepts
Luxe Mobile Hotel Concepts
Japan Rail's Newest Train Caters to Travelers with Elegant Tastes
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46
Fast Furious Freights
Fast Furious Freights
Auto Train by Marco Gallegos is Transporter That Acts like a Car Taxi
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45
310-mph Bullet Trains
310-mph Bullet Trains
Japan Announces Plans for the World's Fastest Train
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Eco Bullet Trains
Eco Bullet Trains
Connecticut Set to Receive $117 Billion Amtrak Super Express Train
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13 Hi-Tech Subways
13 Hi-Tech Subways
From iPhone Turnstiles to Automobile-Inspired Trains
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42
Retro Transit Makeovers
Retro Transit Makeovers
The 'Compliments of Nucky' Puts a '20s Twist on the NYC Subway System
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41
Northern Lights-Inspired Trains
Northern Lights-Inspired Trains
The Aurora Train Features an Exterior Color-Changing OLED Panel
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40
Elaborately Patterned Light Rail
Elaborately Patterned Light Rail
Libya's Tramway Combines Current Tech with Ancient Deck
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39
Space-Pod Taxis
Space-Pod Taxis
The Vectus Personal Rapid Transit Takes You to Your Destination Comfortably
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Quirky Curvy Subways
Quirky Curvy Subways
Aleksandar Dimitrov Designs a Fun and Stylish Spanish Metro Car
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37
Track-Laying Trains
Track-Laying Trains
The 30-Car KUHF Train Can Make Its Own Tracks On the Fly
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36
Beef-Powered Trains
Beef-Powered Trains
The Amtrak Heartland Flyer Train Runs on Beef-Based Biofuel
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Threaded Train Tracks
Threaded Train Tracks
Anatoly Unitsky's String Transport System Uses Suspended Steel Wires
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34
Mosaic-Modeled Locomotives
Mosaic-Modeled Locomotives
Alstom Deconstruccio Embodies a Modern Spanish Aesthetic
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33
Super-Comfortable Subways
Super-Comfortable Subways
These Chris Precht Train Designs are Extraordinary
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Iconic Coffee-Serving Locomotives
Iconic Coffee-Serving Locomotives
The Starbucks Train Serves Coffee with a Side of Comfort & Style
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High-Speed Train Transfers
High-Speed Train Transfers
Moving Platforms from Priestmangoode Makes Train Travel Faster
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30
Moldable Train Seating
Moldable Train Seating
Rest Easy with the Bombardier Yoyo Concept Chair
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29
Underwater Transcontinental Trains
Underwater Transcontinental Trains
This Underwater Train Proposal Connects China and the States
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Levitating Public Vehicles
Levitating Public Vehicles
The Prototype Aero Train is Like a Real-Life Landspeeder
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Playful Anime-Inspired Trains
Playful Anime-Inspired Trains
The Pokemon Train Will Bring a Smile to Your Pokemaster Kids' Faces
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Sleek Luxe Public Transits
Sleek Luxe Public Transits
The BMW Subway Trains in Kuala Lampur are Practically Stylish
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25
Speeding Bullet Monorails
Speeding Bullet Monorails
China's New Train is the Fastest Railway on Earth
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Automobile-Inspired Trains
Automobile-Inspired Trains
Warsaw Unveils Their New BMW Subway Cars
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23
Supersonic Monorails
Supersonic Monorails
China's ‘He Xie' is the Fastest Train in the World
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22
Dual Mode AutoTram
Dual Mode AutoTram
Runs on Rails or Roads
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Excessively Decadent Passenger Trains
Excessively Decadent Passenger Trains
Tickets for the Nanatsuboshi Luxury Train Are in High Demand
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Pimped Train Travel
Pimped Train Travel
Modernized 'Business-Class Trains' by Aleksandar Dimitrov
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Futuristic Railway Pods
Futuristic Railway Pods
French Design Studio hehe Imagines Urban Railroad Surfing Vehicles
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Ferrari-Designed Trains
Ferrari-Designed Trains
The NTV Italo Offers a Thrill Ride Just like a Sports Car
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Easily Deciphered Streetcars
Easily Deciphered Streetcars
This New Generation Light Rail Concept Delivers Better Visual Cues
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Surreal Subway Murals
Surreal Subway Murals
Million Dollar Design Transforms Underground Transportation With Graffiti
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15
Sleek Speed Trains
Sleek Speed Trains
The Priestmangoode 'Mercury' Train Tops Off at 225 MPH
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14
Spacious Luxury Locomotives
Spacious Luxury Locomotives
Sureot Train Maximizes Space to Ensure Ultimate Comfort
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13
Luxury Cruise Trains
Luxury Cruise Trains
JR East Trains Has Commissioned Ken Okuyama to Design Its Latest Cars
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12
Roadless Public Transport
Roadless Public Transport
The Maglev Public Transportation Concept by Chris Hanley
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Personal Railways
Personal Railways
Russia's Leonid Murlyanchik is Building His Own Private Metro System
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Mod Floating Monorails
Mod Floating Monorails
The Suspended Public Transit Concept Will Have You Flying to Work
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9
Luxurious Super Train Spas
Luxurious Super Train Spas
Japan's Bullet Trains Will Now Feature Hot Foot Baths
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8
Tasteful Transit Redesigns
Tasteful Transit Redesigns
The Metronomie Subway Concept Has Clean and Contemporary Cars
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300mph Magnetic Mass Transit
300mph Magnetic Mass Transit
EOL Maglev by Vanja Valencak Offers Resistance-Free Rides
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Bullet Train Yacht Concepts
Bullet Train Yacht Concepts
The Velantic Yacht is an Eco-Friendly Water-Rocket
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Snake-Inspired Transit
Snake-Inspired Transit
The CRH-X Cobra Train Hopes to Relieve Overcrowded Roads
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4
Sci-Fi Streetcar Concepts
Sci-Fi Streetcar Concepts
Russia's R1 Tram System Features a Futuristic and Sophisticated Design
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Versatile Subway Seats
Versatile Subway Seats
Interurban Train Seating Efficiently Accommodates Rush Hour Congestion
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2
Split Level Streetcars
Split Level Streetcars
The Rail Whale Tram Supports a Great Passenger Capacity
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Larvaelike Light Rail
Larvaelike Light Rail
The Alstom Loop Train-Tram is an Eco Urban Crawler
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