Japan's bullet trains are already much talked about. But now they're about to get a facelift that will send them even more into the future. Seibu Group has recently announced that the latest Limited Express train will be redesigned by Kazuyo Sejima in order to create something not only sleek and stylish, but also complimentary to its environment.
Meaning the bullet trains will meld into the environment. Spoon Tamago writes, "In contrast, Sejima has chosen keywords like “friendly” and “soft” to define her new vision for express trains in Japan. An initial rendering shows that a semi-reflective surface will cover the exterior of the train." The bullet trains are expected to be completed by 2018 and cost about 10 billion yen (about $90 million). Definitely an investment for the future.
Japan to Launch Updated Transportation that Focuses on Environment
Meghan Young — March 28, 2016 — Autos