The world’s busiest train station complex is in Tokyo. Dozens of train services converge on Shinjuku Station with intercity, regional, and local service, including numerous subway lines, and the station is served by a large bus exchange. The station complex is massive and is built into a very dense neighborhood. In many ways, the station drives the local land use patterns, but it is also a hub of commercial activity with shops and services lining halls of the honeycomb station. There’s a lot to learn from Shinjuku Station, in terms of use, neighborhood integration, blending transit networks together, and efficiently running a station. Jason Slaughter from Not Just Bikes dives into the details of the station.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.