Japan to launch world’s first invisible train in 2018


Japan’s speedy bullet trains already move so fast that you almost can’t see them coming. The new train being designed for the Seibu Railway Co. by Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima of Sanaa will be hard to see, even standing still. It’s a chameleon-like train that has been designed to blend into the countryside that it is streaking through.

Scheduled to hit tracks in 2018, the new Seibu flagship train cars have an organic shape that is much different from the boxy New Red Arrow trains that currently run limited express services in the Tokyo area. Coupled with a semi-reflective skin designed to mirror the surrounding scenery, Sejima’s train was designed with the stated goal to be as fun to watch blend into its surroundings as it is to ride.


Seibu Group of Railways in Japan is planning to launch world’s first invisible train in 2018 changing
the colors automatically according to the environment.

According to a recent report, a famous Japanese architect, who recently got a Nobel Prize for architecture, will work on the design of invisible train, Seibu Group will launch this train at the event of completing its 100 years in 2018. The train will come with a surface made of crystals, which will change the colors and adjust according to the environment.

For example, if the train is traveling in an urban area, its color will change to red, yellow or blue. And if it is traveling through a rural area, its color will change to white.

Hitachi company Ltd will create this train. This company has also created many other unique trains in Japan, such as the one which runs at the speed of 200 miles per hour. The new invisible train will run on a track of about 178 kilometers.

Japan already runs world’s fastest bullet trains, and this new kind of technology is just an addition to its wide range of train systems.

The invisible trains will not completely hide, its mirrors will be visible and one will be able to see it changing the color.