JR East plans to give its Yamanote line trains in Tokyo a new look from autumn 2015.
The 11-car trains will have 88 priority seats -- 28 more than the current Yamanote line cars, and there will also be priority space for passengers with baby strollers and wheelchairs.
Inside, there will be no paper ads hanging down; everything will be digital.
JR East President Tetsuro Tomita said the new train will be the model for the next generation commuter train in the greater Tokyo area, TV Asahi reported Thursday.
JR said safety systems will also be improved, allowing the control centers to check the condition of engines and brakes in real time.© Japan Today