|Location||Ishie, Aomori-shi, Aomori-ken 038-0003|
|Distance||713.7 kilometers from Tokyo|
|Platforms||3 island platforms|
|Status||Staffed (Midori no Madoguchi)|
|Opened||1 November 1986|
Location within Aomori Prefecture
Shin-Aomori Station (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) and the Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido).
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)), although most trains continue on to Aomori. It also forms the northern terminus of the high-speed Tōhoku 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.
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 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 Hokkaidō Shinkansen in March 2016.
The Shinkansen portion of the station, opened on 4 December 2010, consists of two elevated island platforms serving four tracks. The platforms are 263 meters long and capable of handling 10-car trains. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.
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|
|11,12||■ Tōhoku Shinkansen||for Hachinohe, Morioka, Sendai, and Tokyo|
|13,14||■ Hokkaido Shinkansen||for Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto|
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 Tōhoku 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.
In fiscal 2016, the conventional portion station was used by an average of 3,619 passengers daily (boarding passengers only) and the Shinkansen portion by 4,033 passengers. The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Daily average||Total|