Japan Rail West
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto Station Terminal Building

Fluor provided program and construction management services for this $1.25-billion project to replace the existing Kyoto train station with a new station built over the operating rail facility. The new terminal complex included a parking structure, a 16-story convention hotel with a theater, museum and meeting halls, a 12-story department store and a three-level retail arcade.

The new station is a 236,000 - square-meter building, cantilevered 13 meters over the tracks to accommodate the narrow site conditions. The station services 16 tracks for local and long distance passenger trains and four tracks for the high-speed bullet train system.

Client's Challenge

Construction on the new station took place while the existing station was in use. Temporary facilities were used to maintain full-time operations to accommodate the 200,000 daily passengers that passed through the facility. The project also involved nighttime work to coordinate construction of the terminal over the tracks with the train operating schedules.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor provided program overview, design review, project controls and support for construction and quality assurance. Fluor automated the data gathering and project reporting systems and provided detailed project scheduling by area, including tracking of lead times and material requirements. Fluor also developed checklists to monitor project status and punch-work checklists to expedite the completion of an in-terminal hotel for early occupancy.


The project was completed on schedule in 2001.