Architects Unveil Plan To Turn Circle Line Into A Giant Travelator

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It’s an unspoken law that whenever we see a travelator, we have to get on it. The ability to walk slightly faster than normal is usually too good an opportunity to pass up.

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Now, some forward-thinking go-getters at architecture firm NBBJ have announced their plans to build a three-speed travelator to replace London Underground’s Circle Line. The plans are in response to a think tank’s challenge to come up with ways to make living in London easier. Apparently nobody came up with the idea of just moving the fuck out of London.

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Aside from being quicker than the tube, the travelator would have the added benefit of being healthier than sitting in a stagnant carriage ferrying the walking dead through London’s underbelly.

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Passengers would step into a ‘feeder’ lane that zips along at 9mph, slowing to 6mph, then 3mph at stations so people don’t fly off it at various angles. The pedestrian middle lane will carry you past a station at 6mph, and would hit its stride at 12mph. For the thrill seekers, there will also be a white-knuckle fast lane that catapults your towards your destination at up to 15mph. Power.

While it’s unlikely the plans will ever come to fruition, it’s still a pretty inventive way of solving London’s commuter crisis. Way to go, architecture!


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