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JR Shibuya Station's new Saikyo line platform is now open

Expect a shorter commute now that the Saikyo line has moved next to the Yamanote line platform


If you regularly travel on the JR Saikyo line to Shibuya Station, then you know what a marathon it was to walk all the way from the platform to the Hachiko or South exits, or even just to transfer to any of the other train lines.

Thankfully, East Japan Railway Co. finally opened the new Saikyo line platform on Monday June 1, so you can expect a much shorter commute. The new platform was moved north by about 350 metres, and now sits right next to the Yamanote line platform. Just as before, the JR Saikyo line will still share its platform with the Shonan Shinjuku line, plus the Narita Express train. 

The old Saikyo line platform will continue to be used as a passageway towards Shibuya Station’s New South Exit.

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