|Section||Shin-Aomori Station to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station||Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station to Sapporo Station|
|Rail Length||About 148 km||About 212 km|
Aomori City・Yomogita Village・Sotogahama Town・Imabetsu Town・Nakadomari Town
Fukushima Town・Shiriuchi Town・Kikonai Town・Hokuto City・Nanae Town
|Hokuto City・Assabu Town・Yakumo Town・Oshamambe Town・Kuromatsunai Town
Rankoshi Town・Toyoura Town・Niseko Town・Kutchan Town・Niki Town
Akaigawa Village・Yoichi Town・Otaru City・Sapporo City
Shin-Aomori Station (Already in Operation)・Oku-Tsugaru-Imabetsu Station
Kikonai Station・Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
|Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station・Shin-Yakumo Station (Provisional Name)・Oshamambe Station
Kutchan Station・Shin-Otaru Station (Provisional Name)・Sapporo Station
The Hokkaido Shinkansen will reach from Shin-Aomori Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen to Sapporo, passing nearby Hakodate and Otaru, spanning about 360 km in total. Along the route, a section of about 82 km, which includes the Seikan Tunnel, has been completed and already supports Shinkansen traffic.
The Hokkaido Shinkansen line is scheduled to include 8 stations:
|October 1964||Tokaido Shinkansen enters service from Tōkyō to Shin-Ōsaka.|
|May 1970||The National Shinkansen Network Law is officially issued.|
|November 1973||Development Planning Decisions
Hokkaido Shinkansen: Aomori City to Sapporo City
Major Areas Passed: Nearby Hakodate City and Otaru City
|June 1982||Tōhoku Shinkansen enters service from Ōmiya to Morioka.|
|March 1988||Seikan Tunnel enters service.|
|December 1996||Government and ruling parties reach decisions on Shinkansen development.
Shin-Aomori to Sapporo: Stations and route announced, environmental impact assessment.
Shin-Aomori to Shin-Hakodate (Provisional Name): Construction plan permission application filed.
|February 1998||Stations and route announced for Hokkaido Shinkansen.
Stations: Oku-Tsugaru (Provisional Name), Kikonai, Shin-Hakodate (Provisional Name), Shin-Yakumo (Provisional Name), Oshamambe, Kutchan, Shin-Otaru (Provisional Name), Sapporo
Route: North Route
|December 2000||Government and ruling parties reach decisions on Shinkansen development.
Shin-Aomori to Sapporo: Environmental impact assessment completed, construction plan permission application filed.
Shin-Aomori to Shin-Hakodate (Provisional Name): Performed investigations on rail freight in the Seikan Tunnel.
|December 2002||Tōhoku Shinkansen enters service from Morioka to Hachinohe.|
|March 2004||Kyushu Shinkansen enters service from Shin-Yatsushiro to Kagoshima-Chuo.|
|December 2004||Government and ruling parties reach decisions on Shinkansen development.
Shin-Aomori to Shin-Hakodate (Provisional Name): Construction to begin in 2005, with efforts made to hasten progress for goal of 2015 completion.
|April 2005||Construction plan approval received for first stage of work from Shin-Aomori to Shin-Hakodate.|
|May 2005||Commencement ceremony held, work begins on Hokkaido Shinkansen from Shin-Aomori to Shin-Hakodate (Provisional Name).|
|December 2010||Tōhoku Shinkansen enters service from Hachinohe to Shin-Aomori. (All sections of Tōhoku Shinkansen are now in service.)|
|March 2011||In March 2011, Kyushu Shinkansen enters service from Hakata to Shin-Yatsushiro. (All sections of Kyushu Shinkansen Kagoshima Route are now in service.)|
|June 2012||Construction plan permission received for Hokkaido Shinkansen from Shin-Hakodate (Provisional Name) to Sapporo.|
|August 2012||Commencement ceremony held for construction of Hokkaido Shinkansen Shin-Hakodate (Provisional Name) to Sapporo.|