Japan to debut an “invisible” train in 2018

Japan to debut an “invisible” train in 2018

TORONTO — Imagine a train that travels at the speed of sound. Well, maybe not that fast but Japan’s new ‘invisible’ train will still make heads spin when it hits tracks in 2018.

According to news.com.au, Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima was commissioned by Seibu Group to design the high-speed train to commemorate the company’s 100th anniversary. He came up with a mock-up of a train that’s both “soft” and “gentle” in design so that it can blend in with the local landscape. It also boasts a semi-reflective surface to give the illusion of invisibility. Sejima will also design the train’s interior to have a “living room” feel.

Sejima’s design will be launched on the current Red Arrow commuter train on a limited number of routes from 2018.