The east entrance, July 2015
|Location||2-3-32 Honchō, Higashimurayama-shi, Tokyo
|Operated by||Seibu Railway|
|Platforms||3 island platforms|
|Station code||SS21, SK05|
|Passengers (FY2014)||46,831 daily|
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 and 7.8 kilometers from the terminus of the Seibu Kokubunji Line at Kokubunji Station. All trains including limited express services stop at this station. It is also the terminus station of the Seibu-en Line.
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. 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|
|Seibu Shinjuku Line|
|Takadanobaba||Koedo limited express||Tokorozawa|
|Seibu Kokubunji Line|
|Seibu Seibu-en Line|
The station opened on 21 December 1894.
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.
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.
In fiscal 2014, the station was the 20th busiest on the Seibu network with an average of 46,831 passengers daily.The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Daily average|
To the east of the station is an Ito-Yokado department store, the Central Public Civic Hall, and Higashimurayama Central Post Office as well as Higashimurayama City Hall.
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