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2005

Good Design Award

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Award-winning item
Express E.M.Us [Odakyu Electric Railway Ltd.Express "ROMANCECAR-VSE" model 50000]
Domain/Category
Product Design - Facilities, and systems for social welfare institutions
Company
Noriaki Okabe Architecture Network (Japan)
Odakyu Electric Railway Co.,Ltd. (Japan)
Nippon Sharyo,LTD. (Japan)
Award Number
05A11065
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2005

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Outline

The new 'Romance car 50000 VSE' is the 7th generation railway car designed specifically for use by tourists wishing to visit the Hakone district. The first coach was the 3000 SE, which was introduced in 1957. The new coach uses the traditional articulated construction of the Odakyu Romance car, along with a carriage with special viewing seats. 20 units of articulated cars were manufactured. A newly developed, completely enclosed electric drive motor was used to dampen noise and reduce the load on the environment, and electrically operated ramps are installed at the carriage entrances to allow barrier free access. A special large-sized restroom has also been installed for wheelchair users. Every care has been taken to see that the passengers enjoy a pleasant ride in comfortable, hotel-like surroundings.

Producer

Odakyu Electric Railway Co Ltd. Exective President Yorihiko OSUGA Nippon Sharyo, Ltd. President and C.E.O. Kazuhisa MATSUDA

Director

Noriaki Okabe Architectire Network, representative president, Noriaki OKABE

Designer

Noriaki Okabe Architecture Network, Hiroshi YAMAGUCHI(in charge), Chiaki MIYASAKA, Satoshi KATAGATA, Minoru WAKUDA, Shinnosuke ABE, Ayako NEGAMI, Tomohisa OKAMOTO:Graphic design

More information

http://www.d-cue.com/romancecar/

Date of Release
2005/3/19
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