Until Star Trek Comes Out in Japan

I’ll be riding the Oedo line, the most 70’s spaceship-looking train in existence.

Boarding the Oedo Line

MOST STAR-TREK LOOKING TRAIN EVER

Oedo bound for Hikarigaoka

Cockpit

Cramped Interior

The red stripes on white paint, the trapezoidal profile, the aging interior, the industrial cockpit- parts of it are more Rebel Alliance than Galactic Federation, but either way, it’s definitely retro sci-fi. It’s not just looks, though- I was nerding out on wikipedia and discovered that the Oedo line uses a linear motor. If I understand the article correctly, it’s like a non-levitating maglev- it still rolls on wheels, but it’s dragged down the rails by a magnetic field. Cool!