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.
Innovatively for a multiple unit train operating in the UK, the driver is centrally positioned in the cab. This allows the opportunity for an instrument layout that takes account of ergonomic and human factor requirements (accessible for those within the 5th percentile female to 95th percentile male range) more fully than is usually possible and also has great advantages for driver visibility. The cab design recognises the crucial importance of the driver in service delivery by ensuring controls are logically zoned for use, do not obstruct or obstruct one another and are within easy access. Interactive diagnostic screens provide the driver with real time information on train status and operation for system interrogation and control, while banked CCTV screens insure safe and efficient platform departure. This modern, crashworthy, wide view, ergonomic cab environment will therefore promote greater levels of efficiency in driving, energy consumption, dwell time management, journey time maintenance, train failure management, passenger safety, passenger communications and personal driver safety.
We developed a range of seat fabrics options with Holdsworth for the Thameslink train. Utilising cut and uncut moquette to increase the strength and durability of the seat options whilst also creating a contemporary feel and aesthetically pleasing design and texture.
A range of three concept interiors including regional, metro and intercity modules for the UK. Designed with consideration to the differing operational requirements. With consideration to interior layout, human factors, equipment, rationalisation, passenger information displays and TSI technical requirements.
“Hitachi has committed to the latest proven technology and provide ultra-reliable, modern train systems that are fit for purpose and pave the way for future growth.” -Hitachi
The Polaris exhibits the generation of high quality interior and exterior design for an international client. The brief demanded a retro character in styling and design detailing to enhance the unique attributes of classic rail travel. Particular consideration has been given to the unique client manufacturing capabilities
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.