|The new expansion, seen from North|
The world’s busiest railway station is located in Tokyo. It’s called Shinjuku Station. The station serves the westerns suburbs of Tokyo, and works as an inter-city, commuter and metro station. I opened in 1885 and handles today over 3,64 million people per day, with JR as the biggest operator.
|The new expansion will be based at the current station|
The station consists of many past expansion developments, and should need real refurbishment. A four lane highway is crossing the tracks, and skyscrapers rising around the whole station. Not to mention the huge challenge to change this into a construction site, and build something here at all!
|Shinkansen 500-series on final approach|
To become the ultimate hub, the station should be reorganized. The new station should have all these things:
- Bus connections
- Commuter connections
- Metro connections
- New high-speed lines
- A mall
- A hotel
- Green areas and uraban space
- Roofs over the tracks to protect the travelers from the weather
|Proposal of the new station|