Shin-Aomori Station

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Shin-Aomori Station
Shin-aomori Station.JPG
East entrance, August 2011
Prefecture Aomori
(See other stations in Aomori)
City Aomori
Neighborhood etc. Ishie
Postal code 038-0003
(in Japanese) 青森県青森市石江高間田
Year opened 1986
Rail services
Operator(s) JR East
Line(s) Ōu Main Line
Tōhoku Shinkansen
Statistics 1,083 passengers/day (FY2010)
Aiga bus inv.svg There is a bus stop near this station

Shin-Aomori Station (新青森駅 Shin-Aomori-eki?) is a railway station in the city of Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Shin-Aomori Station is served by the Ōu Main Line, and is located 480.6 km from the southern terminus of the line at Fukushima Station. From 4 December 2010, it became the northern terminus of the Tōhoku Shinkansen.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The conventional Ōu Main Line has a single island platform, serving two tracks. In addition to regular Ōu Main Line trains, the station serves two round-trips per day of regular Aoimori Railway trains, as well two round-trips of the irregular Resort Asunaro (direct to Noheji and the Ōminato Line). With the opening of the Tōhoku Shinkansen extension on 4 December 2010, it is also the southern terminus of Hakuchō service to Hakodate via the Tsugaru Kaikyō Line.

The Shinkansen station, opened on 4 December 2010, consists of two island platforms serving four tracks. The platforms are 263 meters long and capable of handling 10-car trains.[2]

Previously, Shin-Aomori Station was an unmanned station consisting of a single side platform for bi-directional traffic.


View of the shinkansen platforms, November 2010
View of the Ōu Main Line platforms, May 2011
1 Ōu Main Line for Aomori
2 Ōu Main Line for Hirosaki and Akita
11-14 Tōhoku Shinkansen for Hachinohe, Morioka, Sendai, and Tokyo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Tohoku Shinkansen
Shichinohe-Towada   Hayabusa   Terminus
Ōu Main Line
Terminus Super Hakucho
Hirosaki Tsugaru Aomori
Tsugaru-Shinjō   Rapid   Aomori
Tsugaru-Shinjō   Local   Aomori


Shin-Aomori station in January 2003 before reconstruction work

Shin-Aomori Station opened on 1 November 1986 as a station on the Japanese National Railways (JNR). With the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987, it came under the operational control of JR East. Work on a new station building began in July 2007, and was completed in 2010 ahead of the opening of the Tohoku Shinkansen extension on 4 December.

Future developments[edit]

Plans exist to continue the line to Hakodate as part of the Hokkaido Shinkansen by 2015.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 1,083 passengers daily.[3]

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Aomori-Nishi High School
  • Shinjo Elementary School
  • Galatown Aomori West Mall
  • Aomori Kenko Land

See also[edit]


  • Harris, Ken and Clarke, Jackie. Jane's World Railways 2008-2009. Jane's Information Group (2008). ISBN 0-7106-2861-7
  1. ^ JR East press release: "東北新幹線八戸~新青森間の開業時期について" (10 November 2008). Retrieved on 11 November 2008. (Japanese)
  2. ^ Misawa, Manabu (January 2010). "東北新幹線・九州新幹線 建設状況最新レポート". Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine (Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun) 39 (309): p.29–35. 
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 [Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°49′39″N 140°41′36.5″E / 40.82750°N 140.693472°E / 40.82750; 140.693472