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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
The Hachinohe to Shin-Aomori Section of the Tohoku Shinkansen Line