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.



CNR Tangshan


2010 - 2012




Transportation design
Industrial design
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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