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Mirrored carriages to be used in 'invisible' overhaul for Japanese commuter train

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Baku, April 8, AZERTAC 

Not content with 200mph bullet trains, Japan is set to get an 'invisible' train, according to the Daily Mail.

The carriages will be coated in a semi-reflective surface, making it appear to almost disappear.

Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima was commissioned by the Seibu Group to design a new version of the firm's Red Arrow commuter train for the company's 100th anniversary.

According to Dezeen, the brief also includes the design of the train's interior.

Sejima was asked to create an atmosphere that allows for relaxation and comfort. described as a 'living room'.

Her design will be rolled out on a limited number of express-route trains, and is expected to go into service in 2018.

Seibu Group said that the train would be the first designed by Sejima, and that the design aimed to be 'soft' and 'blend into the landscape'.

Seibu Group owns Seibu Railways, which operates around 180 kilometres of railway networks around Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture.

Its trains are known for their bright yellow exteriors, although more recent versions have used blue and grey.

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