The train that never stops!
Okay, this is actually an idea that I thought of years ago. I’m sure that a lot of people have thought of it themselves. It’s a train that never needs to stop at stations. This particular one seems to have been designed by someone in China, but there’s no word on whether this will actually ever be made.
Now, there are problems with this design. One mechanical mess up and the carrier car could go flying, killing everyone inside. It will have to be perfected until there’s no chance of failure.
My design was slightly different, it had the carrier car on the actual rail, with ramps on the front and back of the train, and the rails running up the ramps onto the top of the train. The then faster train would come and scoop up the carrier car and it would lock into place.
What does this have to do with Korea?
Admittedly nothing, but I just thought the idea was so cool, and I could imagine this working on something like the KTX. As for subway rides, it seems like it’s not a good idea. I also think that Korean companies would be able to perfect this kind of thing right now, whereas Chinese companies would probably need a few more decades before they can even begin thinking about that. I could be wrong though.