PriestmanGoode has unveiled Green Carriage, a set of train interior design concepts designed to “’push boundaries for greener systems and processes across the entire interior, rethinking what a future interior can be’” Railway Supply writes about this with reference to the Railway Gazette.


“What we asked in this project is: what can design do to address barriers, improve passenger experience and ultimately get more people onboard?”

“We have developed a set of parts that works like a system. Not only is this efficient for production and maintenance, but it also allows the train to have different zones built from different kit combinations. We are seeing a shift from different classes of carriages to zones that passengers choose according to their travel scenario or experience they prefer.”

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Seats allow passengers to make the most of their time on board, whether for work, relaxation or privacy, or meeting certain accessibility requirements. The concept also takes into account what passengers take on board, including bicycles and scooters.


Another focus is on materials that can be recycled endlessly. Lightweight mesh fabrics would be derived from recycled materials, and a sleeve cover concept uses natural and undyed textiles.

“Totally sustainable materials and processes are in various stages of readiness today, there is no time for complacency,” the company acknowledges. Green Carriage is a set of ideas that create a green route map with a focus on urgency and the need for close collaboration.

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