Take a look at these suckers: these are going to be the newest subway trains to grace Shanghai’s rails. Set to show up on the 7 line (whenever that opens), it’s elegant curves, orange highlights and sexy golden dragon decor will be shuffling people to and fro from the Expo grounds.
Not pictured, according to Xinmin, is some of the other features of this train: green colored special “old, weak, sick, disabled, pregnant” people seats, a new fancy-schmancy door system that’s meant to handle more people going in and out, and an all-electric braking system that will help save on energy costs. Oh yes, and like the public buses, these new cars will be able to stream live TV.
Ah, and to think just fifteen years ago, this city had just gotten it’s first subway line.