Rapid Transit : Dutch Style

It’s officially dubbed the “travel accelerator” by Netherlands Railway, but to the folks in Utrecht it’s de glijbaan and it’s just plain fun. Open for about two weeks, the slide has been a huge success.Installed along the stairway at the newly renovated Utrecht Overvecht stattion, the way cool slide offers commuters and travelers a quick way to the train platform. The only down side is that it doesn’t function well in the rain.

Check out this POV video on the big slide.

Again here’s what Dutch TV had to say about the travel accelerator. (note the uncalled for dig at Americans)

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