Shin-Aomori Station

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140914 Shin-Aomori Station Aomori Japan08n.jpg
The east entrance in September 2014
Location Ishie, Aomori-shi, Aomori-ken
Operated by
Distance 6
Platforms 3 island platforms
Connections Bus stop
Other information
Opened 1 November 1986
Rebuilt 2010
Passengers (FY2013) 8,162 daily
Shin-Aomori is located in Japan
Location within Japan

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 the northern terminus of the Ōu Main Line from Fukushima via Akita (a distance of 486.3 km (302.2 mi)). It also forms the northern terminus of the high-speed Tohoku Shinkansen line from Tokyo (a distance of 674.0 km (418.8 mi)), operated by JR East, and the starting point of the Hokkaido Shinkansen to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto (a distance of 148.9 km (92.5 mi)), operated by JR Hokkaido.

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). Upon the opening of the Tōhoku Shinkansen extension on 4 December 2010, the station became the southern terminus of Hakuchō Limited express services to Hakodate via the Tsugaru Kaikyō Line, which ceased upon commencement of the Hokkaido Shinkansen in March 2016.

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.[1]

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


The shinkansen platforms in November 2010
The Ōu Main Line platforms in May 2011
1  Ōu Main Line for Aomori
2  Ōu Main Line for Hirosaki and Akita
11,12  Tohoku Shinkansen for Hachinohe, Morioka, Sendai, and Tokyo
13,14  Hokkaido Shinkansen for Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto

Adjacent stations[edit]

Tohoku Shinkansen
or Morioka
  through to Hokkaido Shinkansen
Hokkaido Shinkansen
through to Tohoku Shinkansen   Hayabusa
Kikonai, or
Ōu Main Line
Hirosaki   Tsugaru   Aomori
Tsugaru-Shinjō   Rapid   Aomori
Tsugaru-Shinjō   Local   Aomori


Shin-Aomori station in January 2003 before rebuilding

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.

The Hokkaido Shinkansen to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto opened on 26 March 2016, and is being extended to Sapporo, due to open in 2031. Shinkansen services replaced the former Hakucho and Super Hakucho limited express services from March 2016.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was used by an average of 8,162 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[2][3] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average Total
(Conventional) (Shinkansen)
2010 1,083[4] - 1,083
2011 2,730[5] - 2,730
2012 3,319[6] 4,571[7] 7,890
2013 3,639[2] 4,523[3] 8,162

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. ^ 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. Vol. 39 no. 309. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. pp. 29–35. 
  2. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b 新幹線駅別乗車人員 (2013年度) [Shinkansen passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  7. ^ 新幹線駅別乗車人員 (2012年度) [Shinkansen passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

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