The 2017 Summer Universiade will be held in Taiwan, and Taipei, the capital of the country is gearing up to host it. To spread the hype, they came up with a brilliant idea and gave the subway cars of their Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system a makeover by turning them into realistic simulations of sports venues.
The Universiade is the second-largest international sporting event after the Olympics. In 2011, the International University Sports Federation voted for Taipei to host the games, beating out Brasilia, the capital of Brazil.
The details on each and every sports venue look on point and feel so real too! The decoration of each subway car was focused mainly on the floors. They resemble swimming pools, soccer fields, race tracks, and basketball courts.
The project is managed by EasyCard Corporation which synchronizes public transportation throughout Taiwan, and the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan. Spot these trains on the Songshan-Xindian (Green) line, a central MRT route.
The Summer Universiade will run from August 19th to the 30th, and Taipei is expecting to see a huge boom in tourism during this time.
Darn it, why weren’t the MRT decorated when I was in Taiwan! I used this line almost every day too! I wish I could go back to Taiwan for another trip, the place is so nice! I love the fact that days start so early over there, makes me feel like waking up at 8 am is ‘me sleeping in’. It’s so awesome!
(Source: Bored Panda)