'Invisible' train set to roll in two thousand-eighteenth

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 8:31 PM

Or "Star Wars" or "Hunger Games." (Or your favorite fictional sci-fi universe.)Except it could actually happen. A nearly invisible train designed by one of Japan'south leading architects is scheduled to debut in Tokyo in two thousand-eighteenth.

'Invisible' train set to roll in two thousand-eighteenth

It'south a train out of a futuristic "Star Trek" world. Or "Star Wars" or "Hunger Games." (Or your favorite fictional sci-fi universe.)

Except it could actually happen.

A nearly invisible train designed by one of Japan'south leading architects is scheduled to debut in Tokyo in two thousand-eighteenth.

Designed by award winner Kazuyo Sejima, the commuter train uses semi-reflective and semi-transparent materials to blend into the scenery whether it'south traveling through the city or the countryside, according to a Newsweek report.

The train "travels in a variety of different sceneries, from the mountains of Chichibu to the center of Tokyo, and I thought it'd be excellent if the train could gently co-exist with this variety of scenery," Sejima said.

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