Pod Train Inspired by those Japanese capsule hotels, the JIYUKŪKAN high speed rail system packs personal pod modules in which travelers can sleep, relax or just hang out on the 500-800 mile journey. Like the capsule hotels, each train packs a number of showers so users are well-rested and fresh-faced when they arrive at their destination. Passengers can get on with their day upon arriving without the lag feeling of lost time!
Following the successful launch of a series of tubes-turned-hostel-rooms in Berlin, Germany, a few years back, this new destination quite literally takes things to a fresh level by stacking similar concrete drainage pipes for multi-room, two-story stays outside of Mexico City, Mexico.
Russian architects Arch Group have completed the Sleepbox that is a modular mobile compartment for napping at airports, train stations, and hostels. “Space for luggage is under the bed, and each bed has a nightstand. In addition to general lighting, Sleepbox has built-un LED reading lamps. Windows are equipped with electric-drive blinds for privacy.”