The Hokkaido Shinkansen is to connect from the city of Hakodate to the city of Sapporo via the city of Otaru.

JRTT is currently constructing the section between Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Sapporo.
The line length is about 212 km. The construction plan of the line was authorized by the Government in June 2012, and the groundbreaking ceremony was held in August of the same year.

In January 2015, the Government decided its target completion year in March 2031, five years ahead of the original plan under the precondition that the local governments along the line provide utmost cooperative efforts and supports to the project.

Hokkaido Shinkansen

Route Map and Main Construction Sections

Progress of the Project

(As of 1st April 2024)

Right of Ways

94% of right of ways have been purchased.

Civil Works

99% of civil works in length are now in progress.

Overview of the Section from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sapporo

To be completed March 2031
Construction length 211.9 km
Earthwork: 7.4 km (3%)
Bridge: 5.3 km (3%)
Viaduct: 30.3 km (14%)
Tunnel: 168.9 km (80%)
Line length 212 km
Major tunnels Oshima tunnel (32.7 km), Shiribeshi tunnel (18.0 km), Sasson tunnel (26.2 km)
Major bridges Yurappu river bridge (245 m), Shiribetsu river bridge (340 m), Minami-Kutosan river bridge (210 m)
Municipalities alongside the line Hokuto, Assabu, Yakumo, Oshamambe, Kuromatsunai, Rankoshi, Toyoura, Niseko, Kutchan, Niki, Akaigawa, Yoichi, Otaru, Sapporo
Stations Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, Shin-Yakumo (name TBD), Oshamambe, Kutchan, Shin-Otaru (name TBD), Sapporo