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The microcompartment railcar for competitive long-distance railcars

Explanation video

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View from the central corridor with ladder and open doors Night configuration, view from the outer wall Night configuration, view from the wall to the central corridor Daytime configuration, view from the wall to the central corridor Daytime configuration with raised seat of the lowest compartment Night configuration of the lowest compartment, view from the head end Night configuration of the middle compartment, view from the head end Night configuration of the upper compartment, view from the head end Horizontal section 29 cm above the floor of the railcar Horizontal section 42 cm above the floor of the railcar (night configuration) Horizontal section 86 cm above the floor of the railcar (night configuration) Horizontal section 86 cm above the floor of the railcar (daytime configuration) Horizontal section 112 cm above the floor of the railcar (night configuration) Horizontal section 120 cm above the floor of the railcar (night configuration) Horizontal section 150 cm above the floor of the railcar (night configuration) Horizontal section 190 cm above the floor of the railcar (night configuration) Horizontal section 190 cm above the floor of the railcar (daytime configuration) Simulation of the lowest subcompartment in the night configuration Simulation of the lowest subcompartment in the night configuration Simulation of the middle subcompartment in the daytime configuration Simulation of the middle subcompartment in the daytime configuration Simulation of the middle subcompartment in the daytime configuration Joining of adjacent, mirrored compartments (night configuration, view from the central corridor) Arrangement of the compartments in the railcar

Questions and Answers

Which body measurements and other dimensions had been assumed?
Have tall or more corpulent passengers to pay more as they need more space?
How many luggage can be accomodated in the compartment or in the railcar?
Why is the legroom so low and so narrow compared to the head end of the berth?
Shall all conventional couchette and sleeping cars be replaced by microcompartment cars?
Is it practical that some compartments can be accessed only by a ladder?
Isn't it inconvenient if passengers can't stand upright in the compartment?
Why is there a need for emergency exit windows?
For my taste, that's all too cramped and inconvenient. Didn't you exaggerate the passenger density?
I don't need single compartments, I prefer spacious compartments and I like the conversation with other travellers.
Has the railcar enough toilets and washrooms?
Shall the microcompartment railcars be operated with or without a conductor?
Why is your draft based on an existing railcar type?
Why did you consider the existing window spacing in the side walls although there are new roof windows necessary?
Shall the new overnight and long distance trains be high speed trains?
For longer journeys, passengers can interchange between overnight and highspeed trains, so why should there be a need for very-long-distance trains?
Are there enough free train paths and capacity on the railway network for new very-long-distance trains?
Do we really need new train interior solutions or would air traffic taxation or better financing of rail services be more important?
Shall the new long-distance trains and microcompartment cars be operated by private or public railway undertakings?
Isn't such a wide variety of compartment types too complicated for sales and marketing?
Is the microcompartment railcar barrier free?