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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Slides on the Tube - would you use them?

Commuters on the subway in Berlin were offered the choice of stairs, escalators or a giant slide to get down to the trains. I'm surprised how many actually chose the slide - although it does look fun!

Before health & safety officials get up in arms, it was only a promo for VW and it's not going to be installed any time soon.

Hat tip to
Neil Turner for showing me this.

Wonder what would happen if they carried out the same test on the London Underground? It's energy efficient, fun and could certainly speed up the flow of passengers walking down stairs.

Emergency Steps at Covent Garden by Intranation
Emergency Steps at Covent Garden by Intranation

Perhaps there could even be a twisting one at Covent Garden Tube. It might actually make going down the 193 steps there a viable option, rather than waiting for the lifts!

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