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The SOTETSU 20000 SERIES is a brand new commuter train that aims to enhance the communities along the railway line through design. The SOTETSU 20000 SERIES is planning on running through Yokohama and Tokyo. The front was designed with a smooth curved surface and its elegance broke the mold for what a commuter train looks like. The headlight, especially, was a challenging design as there has never been a commuter train with headlights shaped like this one, making it iconic. The exterior has been painted into glossy navy blue with perfection, and the smooth three dimensional surface reflects the surrounding scenery conspicuously. To cope with the extremely crowded commuter train of Japan, the use of glass material on various parts create a simple yet spacious interior.
Masayuki Hirano, General ManagerCorporate Strategy Division, Sotetsu Holdings, Inc + Masato Takahashi, General Manager Transport Vehicle Department, SAGAMI RAILWAY Co.,Ltd.
Manabu Mizuno, creative director, good design company + Tsuneo Ko, Principal Creative Director, TANSEISHA Co.,Ltd.
Keita Suzuki, PRODUCT DESIGNER, PRODUCT DESIGN CENTER + Yuta Kawaguchi, Designer, Product Design Department, Hitachi, Ltd./ Junichi Kunimoto, Engineer, Rolling Stock Systems Design Department
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