Takanawa Gateway Station

Two New Stations Join the Tokyo Rail Network

In 2020, Tokyo rail network will be joined by new train stations on and underground. Takanawa Gateway Station and Toranomon Hills Station will be added to the JR Yamanote/Keihin-Tohoku Line and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Lines respectively.

This will benefit the areas surrounding the new stations while dispersing the number of passengers during typically congested times.

Takanawa Gateway Station will open for business in the spring of 2020 between Shinagawa and Tamachi Stations on the JR Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku Line. Since there will be Tokyo 2020 Live Site nearby Takanawa Gateway Station, it will initially operate as a means of supporting spectators. The station will utilize cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence technology to enhance the experience of station users. This will feature unstaffed convenience stores with robots offering services and information in English and several other languages. JR East aims to turn it into another hub of the transport network by 2024, including an increased number of shops, restaurants, and a number of entertainment and retail outlets.

Toranomon Hills Station will be joining the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line in June 2020 between Kasumigaskei and Kamiyacho Stations. The station will be connected via underground walkways to neighboring Toranomon Station and the grandiose Toranomon Hills Mori Tower. With an increased number of commuters and travelers utilizing the area, the station is set to be a popular one from the moment of its early-summer inception.

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