It's all aboard as the first Hello Kitty train arrives in Taiwan!

Fans eagerly greeted the train in New Taipei City - all wanting to be among the first to take a ride on the new train.

On the outside, the train is decked out with Hello Kitty cartoon characters.

And on the inside, there are Hello Kitty headrests and other decorations.

"I probably count as an experienced Hello Kitty fan, because from childhood on, my mom would always give me Hello Kitty things. So I grew up with Hello Kitty . But I am younger than her. Hello Kitty is 40 years old. I have a lot of Hello Kitty things and I really love visiting Japan. A lot of my appliances, rice cooker or music player are all from Hello Kitty . I am really happy that I see her each day."

"I really like Hello Kitty . Because she doesn't have a mouth. She looks happy every day. Ever since they released Hello Kitty 'Nurse', I liked her a lot, because I work as a nurse. I hope that I can pass on my happiness and cheerfulness to all the people around me."

This is Taiwan's first Hello Kitty -themed train.

There are already Hello Kitty trains in Japan - which is the cartoon's home country.

The Taiwan Railway Administration hopes the cheerful train will help increase rail travel.