JR East Trains Has Commissioned Ken Okuyama to Design Its Latest Cars

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: Jun 12, 2014 • References: & trendhunter
Japanese train company JR East has commissioned former Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama to design a series of luxury rail cars.

Thanks to the privatization of rail networks in Japan, luxury trains have become more popular and commonplace. Okuyama's in particular are worth approximately $50 million dollars. This might sound excessive, until you realize that the client's every need has been attended to with a scrupulous attention to detail. One only needs to look into the immaculate interiors to see they provide floor-length windows, full baths and split-level sleeping quarters.

Set for release in the spring of 2017, these railway cars are more like Park Avenue penthouses than a mode of transportation. With a carrying capacity of 34 passengers per car, one can assume that they will be astronomically priced. They definitely bring new meaning to the phrase "travel in style," that's for sure. Stats for Luxury Cruise Trains Trending: Older & Buzzing
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