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Welcome To The Future

Published by on Monday, 12 May 2008No Comment

Gill Mitchell & Geoffrey TheobaldJapan’s bullet train move aside – Brighton is on-track to be the envy of civilised world. You’ve seen the press reports, heard the endless quotes from councillors including Gill Mitchell and Geoffrey Theobald, been deluged by the articles and press releases from the city council offices, but what is the mysterious “Rapid Transport System” they keep hyping actually all about?

The Rapid Transport System is a fascinating union of forward-thinking and cutting- edge 21st century technology. It consists of a modular transport device which moves by means petroleum-fuelled propulsion system which in turn drives a set of four rounded units constructed of space-age rubber, two of which can be controlled by the Rapid Transport System’s control wheel (similar in some ways to an old-fashioned ship’s wheel) and used to change its direction mid-journey.

REGENCY magazine’s editor, Tony Davenport, was lucky enough to have a trip on the Rapid Transport System.
“When I was a boy this was the sort of thing you just read about in science fiction comics – I never thought I would see such a thing in my lifetime, let alone have a chance to ride in one.” Tony told us. “I stepped on in the town centre, and within about 23 minutes I was at the Marina. Prior to the multi-million pound investment by Brighton and Hove Council such a journey would have taken a full 2 minutes longer. Thanks to this boost from the taxpayer soon everyone will have the chance to ride on this.”

Smelling salts were offered to disembarking passengers for whom the speed and excitement had proven too much.

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