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Germany unveils ‘Train of the future’ with noise cancelling chairs, game consoles, gyms and more

A big reason why most travellers opt for Europe over other travel destinations is because of the well-maintained European railway network which offers spectacular sights at affordable prices. Adding to the list of the wonderful trains in Europe is the new Ideenzug train unveiled by the Deutsche Bahn, a German railway company during an exhibition held in the city of Nuremberg.

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Ideenzug which translates to ‘Idea Train’ is an eye-catchy double-decker train that comes with ultra-futuristic features on the inside.

“In the future, we want to offer our local transport customers more – a new and unique travel experience. That’s why we developed the idea train with completely new design ideas for the vehicle interior. Our goal is that the public transport commuters think about such ideas in their future tenders. ” – Dr Jörg Sandvoß, CEO of DB Regio

Idea train
Image credit – Bahn

And guess what the features are – digital coaches with big-screen TVs & game consoles, private sleeping pods, noise cancelling chairs, fitness studios with spin bikes and digital personal trainers, play area for Children, swivelling chairs, coffee lounge, shopping centre, and tablet stands.

Sounds exciting right!

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Idea train
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The different parts of the double-decker train were designed keeping in mind the different priorities – family, entertainment, business, and relaxation. And the idea for all these concepts was derived from the various survey queries answered by the locals over the last two years. This also means the Idea Train will have a high customer satisfaction percentage.

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Idea train
Image credit – Bahn

“The mobility behaviour of commuters in Germany is changing rapidly. Passengers expect comfort and individuality and want to use their time wisely. Today, the train has many advantages – but once autonomous cars are a reality, the rail has to convince with new advantages. Vehicles must be suitable for mass transportation and highly reliable, but at the same time comfortable and individual. The fact that DB Regio faces up to this challenge and develops the idea train shows how innovative the company thinks from the customer’s point of view. ” – Dr Johann Niggl, spokesman for BEG

Idea train
Image credit – Bahn

Born out of a joint collaboration between Deutsche Bahn (DB), Bahnland Bayern, and d.lab, the project is expected to rival the self-driving cars and is also Germany’s way of embracing the future.

Idea train
Image credit – Bahn

Interestingly Germany also launched its first driverless shuttle in the spa town of Bad Birnbach in Bavaria, a few days back. Keep ’em coming Germany.

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