November 12, 2013

German Transit Design Whimsy

Not words you expect in the same sentence.

Jim McGraw submits a shot by Abigail Gawith of the Bochenheimer Warte U-bahn stop in Frankfurt:


Abigail Gawith


And what, do you think, are the odds of us doing anything like that?

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  1. It would be decried as tacky, and, people would complain because:
    – there’s no escalators (either up or down),
    – there’s no elevator,
    – the awning looks ineffective against rain,
    – the railings are not at regulation height, and
    – there’s no bike rack as there’s one locked to the railing.

    Now try fitting all of that into the outline of a tilted streetcar.