I’ve never been on a train like this. Here are two superbly designed trains from Japan, that take the idea of ‘child-friendly public transport’ to the next level. Designed by Eiji Mitooka, the two trains seen here are the ‘Omoden’ (toy train) and ‘Ichigo Ec’ (strawberry train). They are a couple of regional trains which travel on a daily basis on the 14.3km Kishigawa line in Japan.
The Japanese are intent on making train travel a more comfortable experience for everyone, women and children especially. Both trains contain hundreds of toys, TV screens showing cartoons, immaculately clean wooden flooring and cots for younger children.
Here is a video of the train’s interior:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KiMrBJzqaI[/youtube]