Rail buses will be running on a regular basis, helping with the transportation needs of smaller settlements.

The world’s first dual-mode vehicle, which includes both road and rail, made its debut on Saturday in Kaiyo, Japan.

The car made by Toyota looks like a minibus that runs on ordinary tires on the road. But when changing modes of transport, the steel wheels from the belly of the car come down to the rails and turn into a train. The rail bus will operate in a low-occupancy section.

The vehicle can carry 21 passengers, operates at a speed of 60 km / h on the rail, and can travel faster on the road. The small fleet of diesel vehicles, available in different colors, will run along the coast of Seiko Island in southern Japan, linking several small towns.

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