08/13/2011 10:24 am ET | Updated Oct 13, 2011

'Transfer Accelerator' In Utrecht Helps Dutch Passengers Slide To Their Train

From Inhabitat:

We all know that taking the train is one of the greenest ways to get around, but we wouldn't exactly call being jam-packed into a metal compartment with a bunch of strangers "fun." Well one station in Utrecht is trying to change all of that with their new 'Transfer Accelerator' - a slide that lets commuters skip the stairs and experience a thrill we all loved as kids. Designed by HIK Ontwerpers, the slide and the rest of the station revamp are already making taking the train a more pleasurable experience. All photos and captions courtesy of Inhabitat.

Slide To Work

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