Utrecht train station has slide for travellers in a hurry


HIK Ontwerpers have designed and installed a slide at the Overvecht railway station (1995) in Utrecht as part of a beautification plan of the area. Hemubo Betontechniek built it this year.

Everybody is reporting that the official name is a ‘transport transfer accelerator’, but HIK themselves call it a ‘real slide’.

Here it is in action:

(Photo: HIK Ontwerpers. Video: NOS. Link: The Pop-Up City)


  1. dersk says:

    Transfer accelerator is what I heard in the report…

  2. Branko Collin says:

    When you’re right, you’re right. :-) I corrected the posting. Thanks!

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  5. Rae says:

    A really good idea. However, the slide should not have ended at the floor. It’s awkward to get up from that position. Most slides allow a kid to stand at the end by being a foot or two off the floor.

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