Where will the first invisible train travel?
For anyone who has ever complained that passing trains ruin the countryside idyll, the new high-tech project in Japan will be welcome. The first invisible trains will begin travelling there in 2018. Like a chameleon they will blend into the landscape. How exactly does that work? Well, the trains will be clad in a semi-reflective skin designed to mirror the scenery they are streaking through. Seven eight-carriage trains will come into operation in Tokyo between 2018 and 2019. The project is expected to cost around $125 million.