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What do you think the name will be shortened to by the general public?

Taka-Gei?

Ta-gei?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

All that space, and not a bench in sight. Forget gimmicky robots, what people need when travelling in Tokyo is a place to sit and rest between connections, or while waiting for friends. For old people, people with children, people with luggage, the disabled, etc etc, the almost complete lack of seating in the stations in Tokyo (especially by the ticket gates) is cruel.

13 ( +16 / -3 )

Was 100% not needed!

11 ( +13 / -2 )

That's the Yamanote line, trains are every couple of minutes. How long do you want to sit and rest on the platform?

-8 ( +6 / -14 )

While the station is not much use right now, construction has already started on building a trade centre and other buildings over the rail yards surrounding the station. Also, the terminal station for the sc maglev to Nagoya is to be built under this station I believe so it will become very important.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I can walk faster between stations on the Yamanote rather than wait for the next train.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Completely useless station that just adds more time to and from Shinagawa...

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Almost right next to Shinagawa... looks like more unnecessary construction pork to me.

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All that space, and not a bench in sight. Forget gimmicky robots, what people need when travelling in Tokyo is a place to sit and rest between connections, or while waiting for friends. For old people, people with children, people with luggage, the disabled, etc etc, the almost complete lack of seating in the stations in Tokyo (especially by the ticket gates) is cruel.

The vast majority of Yamanote Line stations have no benches, the interval between trains on the Yamanote Line is 120 seconds during rush hour to 240 seconds during non-rush hour.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

The naming of the station went against public wishes, "Takanawa Station" won by far with the most votes, and Takanawa Gateway Station was something like 130th on the list.

Personally, I would of went with Higashi-Sengakuji or just "JR Sengakuji" since it is located just west of Toei Subway Sengakuji Station. I hate it when essentially same connecting stations have different names.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

*Just East not West

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