The new subway station on the F-line in Shibuya is remarkably large, spacious, and modern. It reminds me of the subway system in Washington D.C. for all its brushed concrete blocks and cavernous oval underground spaces.
Even now a week after it opened there are still lots of people with cameras snapping away at its sights- of course, including me.
This is the concrete hub squatting over the escalators down.
Brushed steel Fare Adjustment Kiosk.
Plate glass Information Kiosk.
People entering the Hub.
The platform is massive, with these extra two tracks running down the middle. I suspect they are designed to be used in an emergency, such as a city evacuation. The walkways will be raised up, trains stuck on the un-used track, and people ferried out to Saitama double-time. Either that, or they’ll put them into operation during projected peak times, such as if they win the 2016 Olympic bid.
More of the expanse.
A model of an underground concrete zeppelin that is weirdly overhead. I couldn’t quite fathom what this was, but it is interesting.
This is a hole up through the bottom of the zeppelin.
Here’s the tracks below and the inner-zeppelin area above.
Here’s a stretch of removable walkway covering emergency track.
The expanse again, the zeppelin overhead.