Rapi:tldier highly recommends 'Limited Express Rapi:t' -the most stylish train in Osaka- to foreign travelers! He also uses rapi:t regularly to protect the peace of Osaka.
Limited Express Rapi:t started its operation in September, 1994. It is the same year that Kansai International Airport opened. About naming of 'Rapi:t', it means 'rapid (=fast)' in German. This name was chosen by public subscription. As the name suggests, Rapi:t operates between Kansai Airport and Namba in just 38 min. at 120 km per hour.
Limited Express Rapi:t was designed based on the concept of 'retro-future', combining power and speed in the design of the 'head ' of the train with a heart-warming smooth curve, as well as the circular window design imitating those on an airplane.