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This new ROMANCECAR model 50000 VSE was designed by architects. It stemmed from the strong belief that a Ltd. express train should have the richness of a residential space. The exterior was designed to appear as an abstract flowing object running from Tokyo city to Hakone resort in the countryside. The design included putting the cockpit room above the observation section, which is located at the end cars, adopting articulated bogies between the cars, and pursuing a sophisticated design language with warmth for both interior and exterior. Additionally, the passenger compartment has a height of 2,55 m, 4 m long windows, and the seats are turned 5 degrees outward.
Nippon Sharyo Ltd.
Noriaki OKABE Architecture Network
Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd.