Thursday, September 29, 2011

Catching the Train, Dutch Style

Those Dutch have all the fun.

In a recent effort to spruce up a dingy local commuter train station, urban planners have put in a slide at Utrecht Overvecht in the Netherlands. Yes, this is meant for commuters.'re running to catch your train...instead of sliding down the bannister, you clutch your briefcase to your chest and jump into the silver tube...

[photo credits: Simon de Wilde]

This thing is apparently getting quite a bit of press. Check out more pix here and videos here.

Can you imagine this at Skytrain Stations? Burrard or Granville, it'd be awesome! Of course, it isn't wheelchair accessible...

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