Unusual Transportation Concept: Flying Trains

The always-imaginative Russian concept designer Semenov Dahir Kurmanbievich is at it again. This time he’s conceived of a mass transit system that combines aspects of an airplane and a train.

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Obviously the craft is meant to draw power from the monorail. A monorail system, and the idea of getting the craft up into the air, were presumably chosen as they require less infrastructure-laying than proper train tracks or massive asphalt runways.

Independent of the fact that this will probably never be built, what do you guys and gals think? What do you see as the benefits and drawbacks?

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