One hundred and thirty feet underground, this dystopian station might looks like a bunker in the Fallout games, but the trains do run on time. After all, it is in Japan.
First built in 1912, it was originally above ground, but all that changed when the new station opened in 1969. Now it’s 40 metres deep, and the only way to access the 2 platforms is by navigating several damp tunnels and their 290 steps. A trek Tsutsuishi’s 25 or so daily passengers have to make without any aid whatsoever, as there are no lifts or escalators.
Below are photos of the station via Tokyo Times.
The outside of the station looks normal enough. But once you go inside...
Check out the platform.
Leaving the station is equally dreary.
On Tokyo Times, there are recordings of the station’s announcements, which are fittingly bleak.