New sightseeing train to run near Tokyo
NHK -- Jul 16
A luxury sightseeing train to run near Tokyo has been unveiled at a ceremony with train operators, local officials and the media.

"THE ROYAL EXPRESS" will be jointly operated by the Tokyu Corporation and the Izukyu Corporation. It will travel between Yokohama and Shimoda, on the tip of the Izu Peninsula.

Eiji Mitooka, who designed the train, was also present at Saturday's ceremony.

He has designed various trains, including the luxury sightseeing train the "Seven Stars," based in Kyushu, the southern part of the country.

THE ROYAL EXPRESS can carry around 100 passengers in 8 cars.

The train will make its debut on July 21st.

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News source: NHK
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