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Award-Winning Train Designed by Architect

Trains Design

When plans for the train were unveiled back in 2016, we noted that they represented a sharp deviation from train designs of the past. Indeed, we’ve never seen a train quite like it. Its silver exterior is subtle and soft, designed to blend in with both its urban and natural environments as it moves between the city and countryside. Meanwhile, its large passenger windows and warm tone of yellow seats are reminiscent of an inviting living room.

The Blue Ribbon Award recognized the train’s stylish features and inclusivity as being entirely barrier-free. The award is given by the Japan Railfan Club, a nationwide organization comprising 3,000 members.

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