Harajuku Railway Station To Be Demolished After Tokyo Olympics & Paralympics
Harajuku has all the time been a well-liked vacationer spot in Japan. In reality, when you’ve heard of the “Harajuku fashion” motion, that is the place it got here from.
Sadly, when you’re pondering of visiting the streets anytime subsequent 12 months, notice that travelling to the colourful avenue won’t be as handy for some time.
It is because the road’s nearest railway station, Harajuku Station, might be demolished in 2020.
SoraNews24 introduced on Wednesday (Nov 20) that 95-year-old picket railway station might be demolished proper after the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which is able to finish on 6 Sep 2020.
Constructing demolished for security functions
Harajuku Station was in-built 1926. Standing at 95 years previous, the station is the oldest picket railway station in Tokyo.
Evidencing its age is its picket European-styled exterior in comparison with different fashionable wanting stations in Tokyo.
Fashionable-looking Shinjuku Station in Tokyo
Based on SoraNews24, East Japan Railway already had plans in demolishing this station since June 2016, however nothing was completed.
Additionally, given the ‘old-fashion’ design of the station, footpaths round it usually turns into congested with passengers packed like sardines as proven within the image under.
So this 12 months, East Japan Railway concluded that it’s time for a change.
They discovered that this previous station’s constructing construction isn’t adequately fire-resistant, posing a possible menace for its commuters.
With that, they made the choice to demolish and rebuild Harajuku Station by Aug 2021.
New Harajuku Station to open by Aug 2021
SoraNews24 stories that the brand new Harajuku Station might be constructed adjoining to the present one with renovation works set to finish by Aug 2021.
Additionally, these visiting Harajuku can count on the brand new station to be constructed with the same European model to the present railway station.
Guests may entry the well-known non secular vacation spot Meiji Shrine from an entrance constructed on the 2nd stage of the station.
We are able to’t wait to see how the brand new Harajuku Station will appear like as soon as it reopens. What do you consider the station’s demolition? Tell us within the feedback under.
Characteristic pictures tailored from Google Maps.