Shin-Hanamaki Station in August 2007
|Location||10 Yazawa, Hanamaki-shi, Iwate-ken 025-0011|
|Operated by||JR East|
|Distance||500.0 km from Tokyo|
|Platforms||3 side platforms|
|Status||Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi)|
|Opened||14 March 1985|
|Passengers (FY2015)||940 daily|
Shin-Hanamaki Station is served by the Tohoku Shinkansen and the Kamaishi Line. It is 500.0 rail kilometers from the southern terminus of the Tohoku Shinkansen at Tokyo Station and 6.4 rail kilometers from the terminus of the Kamaishi Line at Hanamaki Station. During the daytime, the station is served by approximately one shinkansen service per hour in each direction, and one local train every one to two hours in each direction on the Kamaishi Line.
The station consists of two elevated opposed side platforms for the Tohoku Shinkansen, running approximately north to south, and a single unnumbered side platform at ground level serving the single-track Kamaishi Line. The main Shinkansen portion of the station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office. The Tohoku Shinkansen platforms have chest-high platform edge doors set back a few metres from the platform edge in addition to platform edge fences, as there are no centre tracks for non-stop trains at this station, and many trains pass through the station non-stop at high speed. The station building itself is designed with a motif from Miyazawa Kenji's Night on the Galactic Railroad.
|1||■ Tohoku Shinkansen||for Morioka, Shin-Aomori, and Akita|
|2||■ Tohoku Shinkansen||for Sendai and Tokyo|
|-||■ Kamaishi Line||for Tōno and Kamaishi|
Hanamaki and Morioka
- Most Hayabusa services pass non-stop through this station.
Shin-Hanamaki Station opened on 14 March 1985. Construction was planned and funded by the city of Hanamaki and other local authorities, as the Tohoku Shinkansen was built several kilometres away from Hanamaki Station on the Tohoku Main Line. The former Yasawa Station (矢沢駅) located approximately 400 m to the west on the Kamaishi Line was closed coinciding with the opening of Shin-Hanamaki Station.
The Kamaishi Line platform and connecting passage to the main station building was renovated in 2014 with a style evoking the early 20th-century Taishō period portrayed in works by author Kenji Miyazawa, with work completed on 14 October 2014.
In fiscal 2015, the station was used by an average of 940 passengers daily (boarding passengers only). The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|
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