|Shin-Aomori Station, May 2011|
(See other stations in Aomori)
|Line(s)||Ōu Main Line
|Statistics||1,083 passengers/day (FY2010)|
|There is a bus stop near this station|
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 December 4, 2010, it became the northern terminus of the Tōhoku Shinkansen.
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.
Previously, Shin-Aomori Station was an unmanned station consisting of a single side platform for bi-directional traffic.
|1||■Ōu Main Line||for Aomori|
|2||■Ōu Main Line||for Hirosaki and Akita|
|11-14||■Tōhoku Shinkansen||for Hachinohe, Morioka, Sendai, and Tokyo|
|Ōu Main Line|
Shin-Aomori Station was opened on November 1, 1986 as a station on the Japan National Railways (JNR). With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 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 Tōhoku Shinkansen extension on 4 December. Plans exist to continue the line to Hakodate as part of the Hokkaidō Shinkansen by 2015.
In fiscal 2010, the station was used by an average of 1,083 passengers daily.
- Aomori-Nishi High School
- Shinjo Elementary School
- Galatown Aomori West Mall
- Aomori Kenko Land
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- "各駅の乗車人員" [Station passenger figures] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
- JR East station information page (Japanese)