When searching for inspiration and original ideas for the NIM Express project design, we mostly focused on the vehicle expression as it was obvious that we had to choose a strong theme.
The train, itself, is a colossal contraption capable of moving at great speeds. Therefore, we unequivocally opted for a dynamic and self-confident appearance at the front end of the vehicle. The design should evoke the feeling that the train offers safe transportation to the passengers’ desired destination.
The assertive expression and distinct raised profile induces the notion of a wild beast, ready to attack. The final colour, based on the DB Bahn scheme, compliments the overall impression of the whole train. The bold red, supported with the shadowy contrast of the dark belt, gives emphasis to the sporty appearance of the unit. And rightly so, the NIM Express is capable of travelling at speeds exceeding 180 km/h.