On July 21st Hitachi hosted a private viewing in London for the unveiling of the AT100 & AT200 mock ups.
The AT200 was designed to meet a wide spectrum of requirements for regional or outer suburban commuters outlined by Hitachi. Focusing on consumer needs and integrating the latest technology into the vehicle, the AT200 has everything the modern day passenger would require.
Also looking at the demands of an operator, modularity and functionality was a key issue to address. By utilising cantilever t-slot mounted units throughout the vehicle, operators are presented with the opportunity to manipulate the interior to meet their demands.
“The AT200, a highly standardised yet flexible design that improves the travelling experience for tomorrow’s commuters.” Andy Barr Chief operating officer at Hitachi Rail Europe.
The construction process of a full size mock up in Germany. As we were involved in the interior design we over viewed the construction process of the mock up. The mock featured various working units including the lights, multiple switches and controls. The mock up also proved useful for testing out the signs and notices, which can be seen in a separate case study.
With safe, light and spacious interiors, passenger focused information systems and optimised access for passengers, the Class 700 provides comfortable travel and an enjoyable journey experience. Looking at the needs of the operators, carefully designed canti-lever units have been used resulting in a flexible interior, which can easily be adapted to meet their demands.
Canti-levered seats from the body side allow for unobstructed floor space so passengers can place small items of luggage underneath if they prefer and also makes cleaning much more efficient. The slim seats allow for a tighter pitch maximising the seat numbers per carriage and the seat back grab handles providing an ergonomic hand hold, ideal for passengers stood in the centre of the aisle during peak times.
The vestibules have been designed to direct passenger flow at times of peak demand, optimising ingress and egress times. At the centre of each vestibule is a ‘totem’ providing additional hand holds for standing passengers and is angled in a certain manner to direct passenger flow.
Another key features is the open and unobstructed inter vehicle gangway allowing rapid transit between carriages. In peak demand the gangway can also acts as a vestibule providing passengers with a handhold in a clean and comfortable environment.
The luggage stack has been crafted to integrate with the draught screen, reducing structural complexity and maintaining the design aesthetic carried throughout the interior.
We have strived to create an open and calming environment for passengers whilst designing a flexible interior for operators that can be catered towards their needs.
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Assistance with procurement and appraisal of class 390 fleet extension vehicles.
Undertaking a number of projects with Angel Trains, including the classes 150, 153, 158, 180 and the 390 Virgin Pendolinos.
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In support of NX’s franchise bid for London Overground services Schoenemann Design were commissioned to create a metro interior that considered passenger ingress and egress, a high standing to seated ratio, and implications to vehicles performance.
Business Class upgrade with seat catering.