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Train Shopping

Part 1 Project 2011
Jon MannsåKer
Morten Celius
HåVard Haukeland
Oslo School of Architecture and Design Oslo Norway
High speed rails are the future. Effectiveness. Punctuality. Environmentally friendly. Comfortable. HSR is currently used almost exclusively for passenger transport, but some countries are in the early stages of developing ways to transport goods at the same pace. This project is based on the assumption that this will be a reality.

HSR can take over a share of the general cargo market, especially from long distance trucking. Goods with short duration needs effective transporting and HSR can be a competitive alternative. Norway can become a part of a growing international HSR-network. A HSR- connection to the continent will open up the possibility of a comprehensive and international project of exchanging fresh products.

Shipping costs increases the faster you need a product delivered. If businesses can reduce inventory costs while increasing revenue by guaranteeing fast delivery they can still increase profits. Our business idea is to arrange for the purchase and deployment of cargo directly from the train station. We call it «train shopping».Train shopping is like a farmer´s market, but with food from all over the world.

Our habits indicates that we are replacing fast food with fresh food. We want to know what we eat and we prefer fresh, high quality products. Train shopping makes it possible for people all over Europe to buy tuna fished in Spain the same day or blueberries picked in Sweden the same day. The expression «short travelled food» needs to be redefined.

Our innovative concept is demonstrated through a new station in Østfold in Norway. The station passes under an existing Inter city line and enables efficient connections. The station outlet becomes an addition to the existing shopping area and generates the missing, urban link between the two twin cities Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg. The area becomes the regions new infrastructural hub.

We hope that the world can go train shopping in the future.

Jon MannsåKer
Morten Celius
HåVard Haukeland

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