Murayama Station (Yamagata)

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Murayama Station
East entrance of Murayama Station in May 2011
Location 1 Tateoka-shimmachi, Murayama, Yamagata
Coordinates 38°28′24″N 140°23′11″E / 38.473442°N 140.386325°E / 38.473442; 140.386325Coordinates: 38°28′24″N 140°23′11″E / 38.473442°N 140.386325°E / 38.473442; 140.386325
Operated by JR East
  • Bus stop
Opened 1901
Previous names Tateoka (until 1999)
Passengers (FY2010) 1,207 daily

Murayama Station (村山駅 Murayama-eki?) is a railway station in Murayama, Yamagata, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Murayama Station is served by the Ōu Main Line and the Yamagata Shinkansen, with direct high-speed Tsubasa services to and from Tokyo. It is located 113.5 rail kilometers from the terminus of the line at Fukushima Station.[1]

Station layout[edit]

West entrance, September 2012

Murayama Station has one side platform and one island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.


1  Yamagata Shinkansen for Yamagata, Fukushima, Ōmiya, and Tokyo
 Yamagata Line for Tendō, and Yamagata
2  Yamagata Shinkansen for Yamagata, Fukushima, Ōmiya, and Tokyo
for Shinjō
 Yamagata Line for Tendō and Yamagata
for Shinjō
3  Yamagata Shinkansen for Shinjō
 Yamagata Line for Shinjō
for Yamagata

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Yamagata Shinkansen
Sakurambo-Higashine   Tsubasa   Ōishida
Ōu Main Line (Yamagata Line)
Sodesaki - Kita-Ōishida


The station opened on 23 August 1901 as Tateoka Station (楯岡駅?).[2] A new station building was completed in March 1935.[citation needed] The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on 1 April 1987.[1] The station was renamed Murayama Station on 4 December 1999 with the start of Yamagata Shinkansen operations.[citation needed] The current station building was completed on the same date.[citation needed]

Surrounding area[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu, ed. (1998). 停車場変遷大辞典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR]. II. Japan: JTB. pp. 530–531. ISBN 4-533-02980-9. 
  2. ^ 日本国有鉄道停車場一覧 [JNR Station Directory]. Japan: Japanese National Railways. 1985. p. 126. ISBN 4-533-00503-9. 

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