mandag 15. november 2010

Tokyo New Central Station

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
  • Offices
  • Green areas and uraban space
  • Roofs over the tracks to protect the travelers from the weather
Proposal of the new station

1 kommentar:

  1. I think you forgot your sources there, mister... Have a nice day.

    And ps. when are you taking me to Tokio?:)