Night train for China

Due to the large distances, night trains are rated very highly within the Chinese market. Building on existing wagons which had been designed by N+P three years prior, two different variations of sleeper wagons were developed; A “softsleeper-area” for 4-passengers and a high density “hardsleeper-area” open space with separated bunk beds. The new sleeper-layouts combined with the new wash-rooms maximize space and comfort for travelling passengers.

Info

CLIENT

CNR Tangshan

YEAR

2010

SECTOR

Travel

DISCIPLINE

Transportation design
Industrial design
Engineering
Design for manufacture

An innovative layout for Chinese night trains maximises space and comfort for passengers - a hotel on wheels.

Hotel Ambience

It was very important to us to have a consistent design language, lots of practical details, generous sanitation areas and the greatest possible privacy for every passenger. Both classes provide all passengers with a daytime option with seats, as well as a comfortable night-time option, which can be generated in only a few simple steps. Details such as a consistent CMF concept, individually adjustable lighting and video monitors, LED displays next to the compartment doors and curved compartment facades create an ambience more like a modern hotel than a “sleeping car".

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