Japan will have an invisible train in the next two years 6 years ago

Japan will have an invisible train in the next two years

Now that is what you call a ghost train.

One of Japan's leading architects has designed a near-invisible - yes INVISIBLE - commuter train that is expected to debut in Tokyo in 2018.

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Commissioned by the Seibu Group in honour of the company's 100th anniversary, Kazuyo Sejima's marvel of design uses semi-reflective and semi-transparent materials to mirror its surroundings.

The idea is that the train will blend into both countryside and city environments, while passengers relax in luxury carriages designed to 'feel like a living room'.

Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, who together founded SANAA, were named Pritzker Architecture Prize laureates in 2010 - the most prestigious honour in architecture.

Some of the duo's other designs include the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and the Serpentine Pavilion in London.

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Image Iarnróid Éireann trains whizzing by but you couldn't see them, now THAT would be cool.

This article was originally posted on JOE.co.uk.