French designer Thierry Gaugain has decided to take train design to a level never seen before. Thierry has stood out for being a creative who turns fantasy into reality. He has already surprised the world with the creation of totally futuristic luxury yachts; in fact, he designed one for Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple.
Gaugain’s next step is aimed at trains, but not just any train. The G Train will be a private train, conceived to travel with all the luxuries and comforts. It will be 400 meters long and with 14 glass cars. This high-tech glass will even have levels of opacity to become transparent.
In an interview with CNN Travel, Gaugain said that this is an idea he had since childhood. He’s fascinated by trains. The G Train is planned as a passenger train, created to enjoy an on-board experience and not only as a means of fast transportation that takes you from one place to another.
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It will accommodate only 18 guests, which makes it very exclusive. Thierry Gaugain wants those who travel on it to be able to have fun on the way to the destination of their choice.
It will travel at 160 kilometers per hour with adaptations to run on railroad tracks in the Americas and Europe, accordingly. In case travelers want to go to different destinations, the G Train will be able to split in two.
Maybe the person who buys the train will start a new chapter in his or her life because commuters are constantly in a hurry. We need some time to slow down the inner journey and understand where we would like to go and understand our desiresThierry Gaugain
It will have a welcome lobby, a residential area with accommodation and entertainment space, a special guest area, a social lounge and a grand salon. The G Train will have a secret garden and wings that will fold down, resulting in open-air terraces.
Though the luxurious train has no owner yet, Thierry Gaugain had a particular person in mind: Laurence Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs. The potential owner of the G Train would have to pay $ 350 million.