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73 Responses to The Train Of The Future That Never Stops

  1. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    April 23, 2010 at 2:24 am
    Link: The Train Of The Future That Never Stops - China, you brilliant bastards! You`ve revolutionized travel!
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    Oblivia Female 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 7:40 am
    But what about the train driver? How does he get out!?
  3. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 7:46 am
    that is pretty cool.
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    kribbe Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 7:56 am
    but what if you wanted to go two stations, does that mean you have to wait like half an hour or something for the next train?
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 7:57 am
    that would be the sh*t
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    SiN_iN_Me Female 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 7:58 am
    ok...but what if you dont want to get off at that particular stop, or do you go into the train and when it says its approaching the station you want you go up to the top? brain ache!
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 7:58 am
    Friday, April 23, 2010 7:40:49 AM
    But what about the train driver? How does he get out!?

    ... the same way everyone else get on and off? Are you serious about that question??
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 8:01 am
    I`m not really sure how this works. Do the passengers then go down into the main body of the train?

    I don`t see how it would be much more efficient otherwise (from a passenger`s point of view).

    Also it would be very annoying if the "stopping" train section got filled up, but you still wanted to get off. There goes my stop, dammit.
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    tnaran Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2010 at 8:07 am
    @Oblivia: I imagine the driver learns to tuck-n-roll. ;-)

    More seriously, I suspect the removable cars can connect to the train somehow -- probably a connection underneath the removable cars?
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2010 at 8:08 am
    great in theory until someone tries to jump on at the last second, or someone moving from the entry vehicle to the main train gets cut in two
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    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
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    April 23, 2010 at 8:14 am
    Too bad none of us understand Chinese or our questions would probably be answered :|.
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 8:30 am
    @Bankvole

    That`s what the doors are for
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    revdrdark Male 40-49
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    April 23, 2010 at 8:34 am
    looks insanely dangerous
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    wyngit Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 8:36 am
    "Too bad none of us understand Chinese or our questions would probably be answered :|."

    It really is just a series of announcements made to sound like the real platform deal that`s all.



  15. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 8:37 am
    I can see a million ways this could go wrong at this stage, but it actually is a VERY intriguing idea. I mean, the major energy loss with any transport is acceleration (at least I think it`s a bigger energycraver than deceleration), meaning that this would be a more energy-efficient alternative to our systems today.

    But, like I said, a million possible faults aside, and of course the appaling animation. >.<
  16. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 8:39 am
    I get that with trains now it stops at every station anyway, so the keep on stopping will change nothing to other people. Have you seen how busy trains are there? All a see is some big health hazzards and needing to run less trains wich means more profit.

    As with alot in China, this seems to help only the higher ups get richer with no thought to the people who use it. As soon as the train hits it will blast the people hanging out the doors into the next world...
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2010 at 8:48 am
    interesting concept
  18. Profile photo of ilkhanozy
    ilkhanozy Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 8:57 am
    "I can see a million ways this could go wrong at this stage, but it actually is a VERY intriguing idea. I mean, the major energy loss with any transport is acceleration (at least I think it`s a bigger energycraver than deceleration), meaning that this would be a more energy-efficient alternative to our systems today."

    There is no such thing as deceleration in physics. There is however, negative acceleration. In a perfect system, you must use expend the same amount of energy to reduce velocity as you did to increase velocity. Newtons 3rd Law and all that.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:16 am
    i don`t get how this would work.
  20. Profile photo of ziestan
    ziestan Female 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:17 am
    very cool concept. Taking the train will be less boring, without stoping all the time.
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    cousinrayray Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:19 am
    anything to shorten the commute time will make city-dwellers happy
  22. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:22 am
    How are people to move from the top part to the bottom part?
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    kamietsu Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:30 am
    Umm, what? You still have to wait for the train to come by, and you are still at a full stop when you reach your destination. How is this a train without stops? Sure, technically the train part never stops, but the part your riding in does.
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    shadowtube Male 13-17
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:32 am
    cool
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:35 am
    For those who don`t see how this works...

    The passengers getting on the train board the shuttle that`s waiting at the station. The passengers getting off the train board the shuttle being carried by the train. Then, as the train moves through the station, it switches shuttles.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:36 am
    ... I guess it gets you there faster because you don`t stop for any stop except your own.
  27. Profile photo of Oblivia
    Oblivia Female 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:41 am
    Yes RecycleElf, I am/was serious about that question, because I hadn`t figured out yet that once you are connected to the train, you have to go down inside the train, I just thougt that you stayed in that train board therefor I questioned how the train driver gets out if the part he is sitting in (the train) NEVER stops...
    Yes it sounds dumb afterwards, but most of the time I reply without thinking too much!
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:55 am
    That`s great, so long as there`s no delay (eg desperate passengers holding open doors like what happens on the london tube every minute of every sodding day).
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    deyv87 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 10:00 am
    Man, the idea isn`t all that bad... but they had best make sure not to go with the lowest bidder. If something drats up, like a shuttle not detaching, I could see lots of people dieing.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2010 at 10:02 am
    But what about the train driver? How does he get out!?

    He doesn`t get off. His fate is to drive that train forever, like Charon.
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    sofaking42 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 10:12 am
    Great in theory....But if there was any hold up or glitch, you would have to wait until the next train comes which is a lot worse
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 23, 2010 at 10:44 am
    YEah, if 200 people want off at the next stop, and the shuttle only holds 120? Not too practical. Seems like a really high-tch expensive solution to a simple, low-tech problem.
    Interesting idea though.
  33. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 23, 2010 at 11:14 am
    What is the point of this?
  34. Profile photo of keatonatron
    keatonatron Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 11:19 am
    This is a really cool idea... but long-distance trains like this aren`t really bogged down by frequent stops. The only trains that would benefit are the ones that go through densely populated areas (like in Tokyo) and stop a lot... but for those there are simply too many people to make it work.
  35. Profile photo of TxTnViolence
    TxTnViolence Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2010 at 11:32 am
    Save a poo load on fuel and time.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    April 23, 2010 at 11:35 am
    >>That`s great, so long as there`s no delay (eg desperate passengers holding open doors like what happens on the london tube every minute of every sodding day).

    Yeah, this would probably be the thing that kills it. Seems like there`s always some self-important a-hole trying to get on or off when they aren`t suppose to and screwing the whole thing up for everybody.
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 11:46 am
    Seems like there are quite a few things that could go horrifically wrong here..
  38. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    Of course the train never stops! Dennis Hopper put explosives on it! Only Keanu Reeves can save the train! WOAH!
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    Aerophyre Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    This would work great, until something malfunctions and you end up with 3 tons of organic play doh.
  40. Profile photo of OrangeMomo
    OrangeMomo Female 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    i was ready 2 make fun of this, but the more i think bout it the more it`s act not a bad idea..
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    fiizok Male 40-49
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    April 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    This is the future? Disneyland had a tram ride in the 1960s that allowed people to board and exit without stopping.
  42. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    April 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    Surely this is a just a train carriage + a bungee cord + a hook?
  43. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
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    April 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    i doubt this would work
  44. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    Thats a cool concept!
  45. Profile photo of 0Sigma0
    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
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    April 23, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    "This would work great, until something malfunctions and you end up with 3 tons of organic play doh."
    You mean kinda like anytime there is a regular train crash?
  46. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    April 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    i do see!

    traincrashes would probably be worse tho, depending on the speed
  47. Profile photo of tyrannus
    tyrannus Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    What about the people in the lower cars? Are they doomed to ride the train forever?
  48. Profile photo of twenty12
    twenty12 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    im still waiting on transportation via tube like on futurama
    someone get the scientists on the tube technoligy
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    sonikku Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    meh
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    sonikku Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    @tyrannus

    HAHAHA, you`re f*cking dumb :D

    unless it was a joke, in which case I lol.
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    Nerdfighter0 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    I`d ride one.
  52. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    sonikku:"HAHAHA, you`re f*cking dumb :D "

    Not cool. Stop it.
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    Mornaf Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    That is inventive, but I have a feeling it would end horribly.
  54. Profile photo of Johanvb
    Johanvb Male 40-49
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    April 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    @tyrannus,
    Just in case you aren`t joking.

    The people enter the `upper` wagon at the station.
    When the lower train drives by, the upper wagon connects to the lower train and the travelers in the upper wagon enter the lower wagon.

    People that want to exit at the next stop enter the upper wagon and wait untill the upper wagon is siderailed at their stop.
    Where they step off and other travelers get in and wait for the next train to wizz by and the process repeats.
  55. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    so what happens if that section comes detached while the train is moving? those passengers fall, hit the tracks at god knows how fast those trains go,from probably 10 or so feet in the air, and die?
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    Captain Pat if only the engineers of this had a brilliant mind like yourself working for them. There is no way that anyone else thought up what you did, and didnt take steps to prevent it.
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    joee182 Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    Wtf?
  58. Profile photo of kinjomusashi
    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    cool concept but i still don`t like taking public transportation
  59. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 3:45 am
    i like it, considering i missed my train yesterday and had to wait for an hour for the next one.
  60. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 5:54 am
    Well you`d bloody well better get to the station on time then. There`s no holding it for a minute or depending on delays.

    The brakes or whatever the top car stops on would take some doing to get right though - otherwise you either fly straight off or come to a shattering halt and spill coffee/books/shopping/vomit everywhere, only to get sudden harsh acceleration upon departure.

    Nice idea though.
  61. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    April 24, 2010 at 6:24 am
    I love the chinese language. It sounds amazing.

    Oh and that`s a cool train I suppose.
  62. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 24, 2010 at 9:06 am
    You mean kinda like anytime there is a regular train crash?

    This system is far more complex though, which means there is far more to go wrong, which means things will go wrong more often.

    Every passenger must be correctly positioned in either the upper or lower section of the train or on the platfrom, every time.

    Every upper section must be correctly picked up by the lower section, every time. This will not be easy with a speed difference of 100mph or more.

    Every upper section must be correctly released by the lower section, every time. Same speed problem.

    It`s not the same as the current system.
  63. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 10:53 am
    Neat! And I really want to learn how to speak Mandarin now
  64. Profile photo of raikun12
    raikun12 Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    I like the fact that I posted this a week ago and someone else too the credit :(
  65. Profile photo of raikun12
    raikun12 Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    also the best comment to this video is: "I bet this train was made by Toyota"
  66. Profile photo of Coodude26
    Coodude26 Male 13-17
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    April 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    The only thing being skipped is the train`s acceleration, which takes - what - 15 seconds? Per stop?
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    Dead_Cow Male 30-39
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    April 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    How exactly am I supposed to float in and out of the sub-car like that? Do I have to learn a new way to walk or something?
  68. Profile photo of arasheht
    arasheht Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    imagine someone holding the door open on that one...
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    king_slayer Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    rape
  70. Profile photo of TIMESWORDSMN
    TIMESWORDSMN Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2010 at 1:52 am
    What was wrong with normal trains?
  71. Profile photo of cman7721
    cman7721 Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    too many people ride the trains there for this to be worth it...but their getting there
  72. Profile photo of Dylan_Dog
    Dylan_Dog Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2010 at 12:58 am
    Yeah, um, so what`s the point of this??? You still wait for the train to pick you up.
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    angelo0317 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2010 at 7:02 am
    @arasheht

    LMAO

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