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Spiraling Transit Stations

The Newport Station in Wales is a Futuristic Eco-Efficient Hub

— February 24, 2011 — Eco
Public transit is an eco-friendly pursuit in and of itself, but the Newport Station in Wales incorporates even more eco-friendly elements.

Featuring a futuristic layout, Newport Station relies on space-age spiral corridors to transport passengers from one side of its tracks to the other. Furthermore, the building makes use of natural daylight and rainwater-harvesting in order to keep its carbon footprint relatively low considering its size.

Implications - The emphasis on reducing C02 emissions has inspired the transportation industry to look for alternative ways to run vehicles. Automotive companies have gotten the most attention due to the continuing use of gas as a source of power for cars. As important as that is, there should also be a focus in how public transit can become more eco-friendly since it's used frequently and affects day-to-day life just as much.
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