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New subway station to open at Tokyo’s Toranomon Hills just before Olympics

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Tokyo Metro Co and Urban Renaissance (UR) Agency have announced that the city’s newest subway station, Toranomon Hills Station, will open on the Hibiya line early next summer in time for the Tokyo Olympics.

The Toranomon area is currently undergoing redevelopment to transform it into an international business hub. In addition, Tokyo Metro and UR plan to promote community development by connecting the existing Toranomon Station on the Ginza line with Toranomon Hills Station via an underground passage.

Construction started on Toranomon Hills Station in February 2016. The Hibiya line operates between Kita-Senju and Naka-Meguro stations. The new station will be between Kasumigaseki and Kamiyacho stations. Officials said the construction site is 80% completed.

This is the first station to be added to the Hibiya line since it was completed before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. 

In order to create additional space within the existing tunnel, such as a ticket gate, construction workers have had to burrow both under and outside the tunnel.

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Toranomon Hills is a rubbish development.

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Are there going to be Olympic events in Toranomon? What is the connection besides the year?

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If you can't be bothered to walk to Toranomon Hills from Toranomon Station, you don't really want to go to Toranomon Hills.

What a waste of money. I wonder how big a brown envelope got passed under the table for this to get the green light?

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360 meters from Toranomon Station exit 2 to the entrance of Toranomon Hills. FFS

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If I understand correctly, they are adding a new station so that the area can be accessed/left by another line. I guess it could help transit and perhaps have a positive effect during the rush hour.

Nevertheless, some of the companies using building in that picture should think of moving to less populated area than Tokyo so that greenery can be increased. The left side of the picture is clearly lacking in that matter.

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I figure it's also going to be about a 12-minute walk from Toranomon Hills to JR Shimbashi. Lots of places to eat and shop en route.

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