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Germany's 'Train of the Future' Features a Gym, Gaming Consoles and Beer on Tap

It's currently just a concept, but Deutsche Bahn's Ideas Train also features sports screenings, a baked goods vending machine, and a coffee cube serving up speciality sips.
By Sarah Ward
November 19, 2017
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Germany's 'Train of the Future' Features a Gym, Gaming Consoles and Beer on Tap

It's currently just a concept, but Deutsche Bahn's Ideas Train also features sports screenings, a baked goods vending machine, and a coffee cube serving up speciality sips.
By Sarah Ward
November 19, 2017
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Imagine hopping on the train each morning, fitting your workout in while you travel, and then watching the latest news on a big-screen TV. Then, imagine jumping in the carriage on the way home, grabbing a beer on board and blissing out in a noise-cancelling armchair.

They're some of the ideas included in Germany's new 'train of the future', a concept that's being explored by state-owned railway company Deutsche Bahn. Their Ideas Train also features a dedicated gaming zone filled with consoles, documentary and live sports screenings, a vending machine dispensing baked goods, brews on tap, a coffee cube serving up speciality sips, and digital fitness coaches to keep your exercise as on track as the train. Dedicated spaces for families and groups travelling together, dine-and-work benches with integrated tablet shelves, laptop pods and a kids' play area ensure every type of commuter is catered for.

It's all part of DB Regio's attempt to adapt to the new transport landscape, given that autonomous cars are zooming towards becoming a reality. Indeed, from Elon Musk's rockets, moving hotels and hyperloop system, to self-driving buses, flying cars and solar-powered trains, getting from A to B is set to look quite different in the coming years. Here's hoping that getting to work like this is included.

Images: Deutsche Bahn.

Published on November 19, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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