Electricity from Train Station Ticket Gates in Japan

Busy train stations will be able to accumulate a relatively large amount of electricity. As the large numbers of passengers push through the gates they generate electricity — It works by embedding piezo elements in the ground.

Piezoelectricity is the ability of crystals to generate a voltage in response to applied mechanical stress.

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2 responses to “Electricity from Train Station Ticket Gates in Japan

  1. Cathern Eustace

    i love to ride trains on a train station specially at the central train station. ‘

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  2. Nathanial Dorinirl

    The network of railways in Plymouth, Devon, England, was developed by companies affiliated to two competing railways, the Great Western Railway and the London and South Western Railway. At their height two main lines and three branch lines served 28 stations in the Plymouth area, but today just six stations remain in use. The first uses of railway in the area were wooden rails used during the construction of docks facilities. ”

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