Tokyo ‘ghost station’ so retro, it will be lighted for first time in 90 years
The Ginza Line in Tokyo started in 1927 and is the oldest subway line in Tokyo.
There are 19 stations along the line, but unbeknownst to many people, if you ride the entire line you’ll actually pass through 20 different stations.
The one “ghost” station is one of the oldest. The Manseibashi Station was a temporary station and was only a passenger stop between January of 1930 and November of 1931.
After its shut down, trains have continued to run right through it and passengers will miss it because Manseibashi is shrouded in darkness.
But come December 1, Manseibashi will be made ‘alive’, as it will be illuminated for passengers to catch a glimpse of history.
This is the shiok part: Manseibashi Station is retro and it’s located next to the scenic Kanda River.
Part of it has been styled with cool dining/shopping complex, which boasts a cafe for you to chill one corner with the most intensely dynamic view of trains that you’ll find in Tokyo. Cool right?!
But you better be quick, hor. Manseibashi Station’s will only be ‘alive’ until January 18, 2018, before becoming the ‘ghost’ station back again.
So those in or going to Tokyo, you don’t want to miss this secret side of Japan’s infrastructure underbelly. Who knows you might have to wait another 90 years to see Manseibashi ‘alive’ again.
P/S: Don’t this reminds us of the vintage Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in Singapore?
Source: https://www.tokyometro.jp/ginza/about/ & https://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/11/29/tokyo-subway-phantom-station-reveals-itself-to-passengers-for-first-time-in-nearly-90-years/