06 Aug '11, 11am

Fun With Subway Commuting: Riders Zip Down Playground Slide to Enter Dutch Metro Station (Video)...

Screenshot from NOS Nieuws video. Let's face it: Even on the nicest, newest subway or bus system, commuting is typically a bit of a grind. One metro station in the Netherlands , though, has sought to liven up the experience -- by installing a slide that riders can zip down instead of taking the stairs . Sounds silly? It is. But it also looks awfully fun. The slide -- officially called a "transfer accelerator" -- is part of an overall renovation of the aging Overvecht Station in Utrecht, and the brainchild of the local design firm HIK Ontwerpers . According to the U.K. commuter paper Metro : The designers explained the slide is a gift to the rail commuters and hope it will create a playful urban area that could generate positive energy in a disadvantaged neighborhood. Video: NOS Nieuws . It's not the first whimsical addition HIK Ontwerpers has made to Overvecht Station: Pre...

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