Friday, August 17, 2007
Shinjuku Station in HDR
Shinjuku Station (新宿駅）is the primary transportation hub for Western Tokyo and is the busiest train station in the world. Combining three different rail companies and two different subway companies, the station complex is the second largest in the world (after Nagoya Station) and sees an average of 3.1 million users a day. Standing on a foot bridge over the tracks, it seems like the rails cut a huge canyon through the surrounding cityscape. Some of the trains are so long that the front of the train is arriving at Shinjuku while the back of the train is still leaving Yoyogi, the next station down the line! To battle your way onto a commuter train here at rush hour is a task not to be undertaken lightly!