Japan Working On An Invisible Train?

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Trains are a very efficient mode of transport in many countries, be it from one city to another or from one country to another. Japan has always been a step ahead in train technology and service compared to most countries.

Now, the Asian country is attempting to take several steps ahead, and is planning on building an 'invisible' train. What is the whole thing about? Let's find out.

Japan Working On An Invisible Train?

Seibu Group, a holdings company known for its trains and hotels in Japan has taken up the project and hired one of the top architects to build the train.

Japan Working On An Invisible Train?

The architect who has taken up the project is Kazuyo Sejima, from Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

Japan Working On An Invisible Train?

The 59 year old architect is known for creating buildings that become one with the scenery.

Japan Working On An Invisible Train?

Some of her work include the Le Louvre Lens Museum in France, and has also been awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize.

Japan Working On An Invisible Train?

The invisible trains will roll out in 2018 as part of the company's centenary anniversary celebrations.

Japan Working On An Invisible Train?

Once launched, the invisible trains will connect Tokyo to other parts of Japan.

Japan Working On An Invisible Train?

So how exactly will the train be invisible? Well, Sejima will make use of reflecting material that will make the train disappear into the environment.

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Story first published: Friday, April 15, 2016, 12:21 [IST]
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