Her image has already appeared on a plane and now a train dedicated to Japan's most famous feline has taken to the tracks in Taiwan.

On Monday, Taiwan unveiled its Hello Kitty-themed Taroko Express, which leaves from Shulin train station and travels to Taitung on the east coast route.

The unique train is a partnership between the Taiwan Railways Administration, Sanrio and EVA Air - who debuted its Hello Kitty Shining Star jet last year.

The eight carriages of the train each have a different Hello Kitty design and the seatbacks and serving carts also feature the cartoon character.


Meal boxes wrapped with Hello Kitty drawstring bags would also be sold on the train, Focus Taiwan reported.

- nzherald.co.nz