Higashi-Murayama Station

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Higashi-Murayama Station
東村山駅
Higashimurayama-Station 0802.jpg
Higashi-Murayama Station, February 2008
Location
Prefecture Tokyo
(See other stations in Tokyo)
City Higashimurayama
Neighborhood etc. 2-3-32 Honchō
Postal code 189-0014
(in Japanese) 東京都東村山市本町2-3-32
History
Year opened 1894
Rail services
Station number(s) SS21, SK05
Operator(s) Seibu Railway
Line(s) Seibu Shinjuku Line
Seibu Kokubunji Line
Seibu Seibu-en Line
Statistics 47,246 passengers/day (FY2013)
Aiga bus inv.svg Medium bus terminal at this station

Higashi-Murayama Station (東村山駅 Higashi-Murayama-eki?) is a railway station in Higashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan, operated by Seibu Railway.

Lines[edit]

Higashi-Murayama Station is served by the Seibu Shinjuku Line, the Seibu Kokubunji Line, and the Seibu-en Line. It is 26.0 km from the Tokyo terminus of the Seibu Shinjuku Line at Seibu Shinjuku Station.[1] All trains including limited express services stop at this station.[2]

Station layout[edit]

Higashi-Murayama Station has two entrances, east and west, with one set of ticket barriers located centrally above the tracks. The platforms are connected by three overhead passageways.

Platforms[edit]

View of the platforms, August 2005

The station has three island platforms serving six tracks.

1/2 Seibu Kokubunji Line for Ogawa and Kokubunji
3 Seibu Shinjuku Line for Tokorozawa and Hon-Kawagoe
Seibu Seibu-en Line for Seibuen
4 Seibu Shinjuku Line for Tokorozawa and Hon-Kawagoe
5/6 Seibu Shinjuku Line for Tanashi, Takadanobaba, and Seibu Shinjuku

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Seibu Shinjuku Line
Takadanobaba   Koedo limited express[2]   Tokorozawa
Tanashi   Commuter express   Tokorozawa
Kumegawa   Express   Tokorozawa
Kumegawa   Semi express   Tokorozawa
Kumegawa   Local   Tokorozawa
Seibu Kokubunji Line
Ogawa   Local   Terminus
Seibu Seibu-en Line
Terminus   Local   Seibuen

History[edit]

The station opened on 21 December 1894.[1]

Station numbering was introduced on all Seibu Railway lines during fiscal 2012, with Higashi-Murayama Station becoming "SS21" for the Shinjuku Line and "SK05" for the Kokubunji and Seibu-en Lines.[3]

Accidents[edit]

On 24 December 2011, at 16:40, the seventh car of an 8-car train forming a service from Seibuen to Seibu Shinjuku derailed as the train approached the station, blocking the line for the rest of the day. None of the approximately 450 passengers on board was injured in the accident.[4]

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2013, the station was the 20th busiest on the Seibu network with an average of 47,246 passengers daily.[5]

The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2009 45,593[6]
2010 45,786[6]
2011 45,705[7]
2012 46,347[5]
2013 47,246[5]

Surrounding area[edit]

To the east of the station is an Ito-Yokado department store, the Central Public Civic Hall, and Higashimurayama Central Post Office.

Buses for Tachikawa Station depart from the west side of the station. A bus departs from the east side to make a loop within Higashimurayama.[8] Taxis depart from both sides, also.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Terada, Hirokazu (July 2002). データブック日本の私鉄 [Databook: Japan's Private Railways]. Japan: Neko Publishing. p. 202. ISBN 4-87366-874-3. 
  2. ^ a b "停車駅のご案内". Seibu Railway. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ 西武線全駅で駅ナンバリングを導入します [Station numbering to be introduced at all Seibu stations] (pdf). News Release (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  4. ^ 鉄道事故:西武新宿線が脱線 一部区間、終電まで不通--東京・東村山駅 [Rail accident: Seibu Shinjuku Line partially closed due to derailment]. mainichi.jp (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 24 December 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c 駅別乗降人員 2013(平成25)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2013)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b 駅別乗降人員 2010(平成22)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2010)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  7. ^ 駅別乗降人員 2011(平成23)年度 1日平均 [Average daily station usage figures (fiscal 2011)] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Seibu Railway. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  8. ^ 東村山青葉恩多町線〜運行系統図. Ginga Tetsudo website (in Japanese). 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°45′37.76″N 139°27′57.11″E / 35.7604889°N 139.4658639°E / 35.7604889; 139.4658639