火曜日, 3月 19th, 2013...1:43 pm

A period to the 85 years history of Shibuya Toyoko line station

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A period to the 85 years history of Shibuya Toyoko line station
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Shibuya – a terminal station that represents Tokyo.
On March 15, 2013, the dome-shaped Shibuya station of the Tokyu Toyoko Line ended its operation for relocation.

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The station began running in 1927. Its structure was completed on the year of the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.
or many years, it has witnessed all of Shibuya from the time of the high economic growth to the development of the latest culture beginning with the Shibuya 109.
On the 15th, its last day in business, the station was filled with people who came to say goodbye. With their cameras in hand, not only railroad fans but also the users of the station rushed in to take one last look at the long loved station.

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From the 16th, the Toyoko line will be arriving and departing from the fifth basement floor of the station, now with a direct connection with the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line. The train enters the metro rail into the Fukutoshin Line after passing the Daikanyama, the one before Shibuya, carrying passengers to major stations such as Shinjuku Sanchome and Ikebukuro without transferring.
Shinjuku, which had already been a Fukutoshin Line station, was designed by Tadashi Ando. The concept of it is “underground space ship” imaging an egg shaped space ship floating under ground.

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The redevelopment of the Shibuya is planned to continue on for about another 15 years. The opening of the Shibuya Hikarie and the relocation of the Toyoko Line station is just a beginning of the great redevelopment. How the transformed Shibuya station of the near future will continue to look over the ever-changing city is worth keeping an eye on.

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