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Dutch Railway Station Installs Slide For Busy Passengers (VIDEO)


First Posted: 07/19/11 03:01 PM ET Updated: 11/30/11 03:46 PM ET

Dutch train passengers running late to their appointments have a quicker option for getting across Overvecht Station - and that option isn't a new flight of stairs or an elevator.

Design firm HIK Ontwerpers recently installed a slide in the newly renovated station on the Utrecht-Kampen railway to add a little fun to the everyday lives of commuters. Officially called a "transfer accelerator," the slide was installed in this underutilized area as part of HIK Ontwerpers ongoing urban installations series.

Past installations in Utrecht include illuminated poetry light plates, an outdoor public kitchen and a cheeky little car filled with astroturf called "Rent-a-park."

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via Pop-Up City

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