The New Yamanote Line Station

Name : Takanawa Gateway

yamanote line

The JR East company has opened, on March 14th 2020, a brand new station on the JR Yamanote Line. This new station, which, like the rest of the Yamanote Line, will be accessible with your JR Pass, is located in the south of Tokyo.

Here's the latest information and the illustration by JR East for this new coming town station for international exchanges.

where is takanawa gateway station ?

New Yamanote Station, Takanawa Gateway, Image
The station is located between Tamachi and Shinagawa Stations, which had a long stretch of 2 km between them with no stops.

The station will also connect with the JR Keihin-Tohoku line and also provide access to the monorail that goes to Haneda Airport.

how is the station ?

Takanawa Gateway, new JR Yamanote station, map
The designs for the new station are impressive to say the least. With the Tokyo Olympics Games in mind, the four-story station include a public area with a fountain and a large screen for future viewing of sporting events that summer. 

The new station is designed by Kengo Kuma and the platforms are the first floor and concourse, gates and exits are on the second floors.
Shops are on the second and third floors.

Indeed, this space isn't just for the olympics however; Eki Naka are being revamped all over the country to become central hubs for events, shopping, and more, so naturally this is a priority for the new station in Tokyo.

The roof is designed to give the impression that it is made of a huge piece of paper and will look like an origami.

to be continued...

Takanawa Gateway, New Yamanote Station Map
The station was inaugurated on March 14th 2020 but the shopping and event center that will accompany it will not be finalized and open to the public until 2024. 

The surrounding area are also being completely renovated with the prospect in mind to be a maglev terminal station

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