The metro vehicle for Harbin, a city located in north east China, is the first vehicle built upon a new construction platform from the Chinese rail manufacturer CNR. Char- acteristic elements to the vehicle include a flat glass windscreen with integrated forward facing emergency exit, all enclosed in a single band. The vehicle appears to be floating above the coupling. The design of the bright and friendly interior is accented by the formed passen- ger seating. Handrails and lighting are assigned to the outer extents of the interior leaving the ceiling free for the state of the art installed climate control. Winner of the iF gold product design award 2013.