The AT100 was designed to meet the needs of metro operational conditions and requirements outlined by Hitachi. The design meets the demands of an early morning rush, whilst providing passengers with clear information and a range of comfortable seating.
The design hosts a range of features such as:
- Sliding doors with integrated LED light units indicating the opening side to reduce ingress and egress speed.
- Under seat LED lighting encouraging passengers to store their luggage underneath their seats.
- A unique central perch offering a comfortable space for passengers and providing elegant grab handles.
and many more…
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.
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.
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.
Creation of contemporary exterior styling and driving cab interior including the driver’s desk workstation. Designed with consideration to human factors, equipment layout, and rationalisation of UK technical requirements.
Styling evaluation task for the integration of a passenger gangway into contemporary cab design to meet the demanding visual and corporate expectations of passenger rail services.
A high speed train concept designed to exploit a character appropriate for central European aesthetic values. The design language reinforces the sensation of strength and durability combined with a fluid, organic form.
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
Working directly with the National Express Group and CHI & Partners, Schoenemann Design, having specialist experience and knowledge passenger rail vehicle design was commissioned to support the creative development of interior branding to ensure a successful integration with technical compliance, and implementation.
The first commercially available crashworthy passenger seat worldwide with 200,00 seats in service in the UK
Schoenemann Design were responsible for design creation, ergonomics, modelling, proto- typing & trim development, commercial acceptance and contract award of the initial production.
Specialist areas of input included – Crashworthiness, fire and structural testing, production & tooling. In Particular Schoenemann Design undertook the project management up to contract award.
Optare Ltd: Alero mini bus
Interior design including design development, tooling and productionisation. Particular involvement with floor type testing and the supply of production seats designed by Schoenemann Design.
Optare Ltd: Excel single deck bus
Mid life interior up-date which included the design of new ceiling system that incorporates indirect lighting, air ducting and grab pole fixings. Our brief also included the design and tooling for the drivers module and cross front.
Optare have continued the development with this design on later vehicles, including Solo, Versa and Tempo.
Business Class upgrade with seat catering.