Following interviews with all shortlisted teams the panel identified the finalists for further funded development as:-
There will be £2.2 million in total available to fund the next stage development.
Concept is a flexible-purpose carriage achieved through the automatic stowage and movement of seating. The key enabling technologies are:
The Horizon train increases capacity and improves the passenger experience. The design includes a developing a seating concept that can flex between peak and off peak periods to offer a standard seat during off peak to a commuter seat in peak hours, which allows firstly greater capacity but also offers an enhanced environment with table, power and connections for working whilst in commuter mode.
AEROLINER 3000 follows the consequent application of light weight thinking into the train world. The development of a combination of many singular elements concerning aerodynamics, locomotion, structure, interactive control systems and even passenger psychology will be orchestrated under the umbrella of a modern design and engineering culture informed by consequent lightweight thinking.
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