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Shin-Aomori Station changes for the opening of the Tohoku Shinkansen line to Shin-Aomori on December 4.
A-FACTORY is born to revitalize the area around the station!

East Japan Railway Company

November 2, 2010

Shin-Aomori Station is being reborn for the new opening of the Tohoku Shinkansen line, with spacious and comfortable waiting rooms, Travel Service Center (View Plaza) to provide travel information, and an easy-to-understand layout that is more customer-friendly.


At the same time, we are working to increase the attractiveness and the convenience of the station, introducing the numerous appealing features of Aomori in the Aomori Shunmi-kan on the 1st floor.


In addition, the opening of A-FACTORY in the Aomori Waterfront area will see the area around the Aomori Station bustling with activity.

External View of Shin-Aomori Station

External View of Shin-Aomori Station

1. The reborn Shin-Aomori Station

(1) Overview of station
     
  1) Main facilities
     
  3rd floor: Shinkansen platform (2 platforms, 4 lines), waiting rooms, kiosks
       
  2nd floor: Ticket gates (Shinkansen lines / Conventional lines) Travel Service Center (View Plaza), station car rental assistance, waiting rooms, cafes, stores, etc.
       
  1st floor: Ōu Main Line platform Station car rental office, Aomori Shunmi-kan
       
External appearance
  2) Barrier-free facilities
       
      In addition to installing multi-function toilets, elevators and escalators enable barrier-free access to conventional lines from Shinkansen lines.
       
  3) Easy-to-understand layout, comfortable facilities
       
      In the comfortable View Plaza, which fuses a waiting room and a café, in addition to consulting about their trip, customers arriving at Shin-Aomori Station can find a range of travel information concerning resort trains, View Buses, sightseeing taxis and the station car rental service.
       
      Aomori-grown hiba has ben used for the benches and internal fittings to impart a warm feeling.
       
  4) Safe and secure, even for small children
       
      In addition to installing movable barriers on the Shinkansen platforms, we have located resting rooms for babies in the brightly-lit Shinkansen platform waiting rooms.
       
Rendering of Brick Viaduct Pathway
(2) Shin-Aomori Station building: Aomori Shunmi-kan
   
  The Aomori Shunmi-kan, offering a diverse range of representative Aomori foodstuffs such as apples and tuna in addition to seasonal flavors, regional specialty items, and traditional craft goods, represents a new gateway to Aomori Prefecture, offering visitors the opportunity to fully savor the appeal of Aomori and of Tsugaru. For the opening of the space on December 4 and 5, we will be holding a Tsugaru shamisen event, and following the opening we will join with the regional community in hosting a variety of other events.
     

【Overview of facility】

   

(1)

Store floor space: Approx. 1,085 m2

Shunmi-kan

(2)

Number of stores: 19

(3)

Opening hours: 9:00 – 21:00
(differs for individual stores)

(4)

Operating company:
Morioka Terminal Building Co., Ltd.

   
Facility configuration and standard floor plan
For details, please refer to the following attachment.
 
Attachment 1 [PDF/220KB]

2. Revitalizing the area around Aomori Station

   
  In accordance with the urban planning vision for Aomori City, A-FACTORY, combining a beverage manufacturing facility for the production of cider and other beverages using Aomori-grown apples and a market offering regional foodstuffs, will be opened in the Aomori Waterfront area close to Aomori Station on December 4. Together with the Hakkoda Maru, the Aomori Bay Bridge, Nebuta House (nebuta-no-ie warasse), a cultural sightseeing and exchange facility (scheduled to be opened on January 5, 2011) and other projects, the new facility will revitalize the area around Aomori Station.
     

【Overview of facility】

   

(1)

Store floor space: Approx. 620 m2

A-FACTORY

(2)

Number of stores: 8

(3)

Opening hours: 9:00 – 21:00
(differs for individual stores)

(4)

Operating company:
JR East Commercial Development Co., Ltd.

   
External View of A-FACTORY
For details, please refer to the following attachment.
 
Attachment 2 [PDF/265KB]


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