Opening of Tohoku Shinkansen line from Hachinohe to Shin–Aomori, etc.
East Japan Railway Company
May 11, 2010
The exact date for opening the Hachinohe to Shin–Aomori section of the Tohoku Shinkansen line, scheduled for December of this year, has been decided.
This announcement provides an overview of the plans for the section’s opening, for which we are currently preparing.
Opening of Shin–Aomori
|Opening date||:||Saturday, December 4, 2010|
|Number of trains operated||:||15 round trips between Tokyo and Shin–Aomori
In addition, 1 round trip between Sendai and Shin–Aomori and 1 round trip between Morioka and Shin–Aomori
|Train configuration||:||10 E2 Series cars with 814 seat capacity (51 in Green Car, 763 in ordinary cars)|
|*The E5 Series will begin operation in March 2011|
|Travel time between Tokyo and Shin–Aomori||:|
|The fastest train is expected to make the trip in about 3 hours and 20 minutes|