Traincore is an aesthetic that revolves around trains, trams, metros and places such as railways, trainstations and the interior. It’s a subgenre of Transportcore.
Traincore comes from the general feelings surrounding trains, particularly empty ones. This aesthetic likely kicked off durning the 2020s, when trains and trams had very few people inside. It can combine feelings of slight loneliness, or maybe self-satisfaction and overall enjoyment.
Visuals of traincore include dark tones and monotones. Sounds like rain, automated voices, and steady rumbling are commmon. Nothing is over the top, or an extravaganza. While trains are often crowded, traincore can have emotions like loneliess and boredom, as well as mellow enjoyment and independence. Cold, hard, metal surfaces are integrated into this as well as industrial imagery to tie together this aesthetic. Other visuals include streetlights, sidewalks, train tracks, train stations, and concrete and metal structures
Dark traincore makes use of nighttime, lots of clouds, rain, and coldness. It takes up most of overall traincore.
In contrary to Dark Traincore this subsection makes use of lighter colour palettes. Watching sunsets while waiting for a train or riding one is a common and reoccurring theme. Light traincore incorperates countryside views and birdseye views, with sounds like gentle train horns.
This includes; trainspotting, travelling, being around trains e.g. trainstations or just enjoying the busy people using public transportation while you listen to music/ the sounds of the passing trains, maybe rain, the people and your surroundings. Reading a good book or sleeping while travelling can also fit very well in this aesthetic. You just should enjoy your time being there. Researching and learning about trains, different metro lines in the areas near you is an activity aswell. As long as you like it and have an interest in it, it can count as an activity.