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.


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.


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.