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For the Japanese plant known as Suzuran, see Lily of the Valley.
For the Russian nuclear waste processing barge known as Suzuran, see Landysh.
785 series EMU on a Suzuran service at Muroran Station, October 2007
Service type Limited express
Locale Hokkaido
First service 1956 (Express)
July 1992 (Limited express)
Current operator(s) JR Hokkaido
Former operator(s) JNR
Start Sapporo
End Muroran
On-board services
Class(es) Standard class only
Rolling stock 785 series EMUs
Track gauge
Electrification 20 kV AC overhead
Operating speed 130 km/h (80 mph)

The Suzuran (すずらん?) is a limited express train service operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) between Muroran and Sapporo in Hokkaido, Japan.[1] The current limited express service was introduced in July 1992, but the name was first used from 1956 for an express service operated by JNR between Hakodate and Sapporo.[2] "Suzuran" is the Japanese name for Lily of the valley.

Rolling stock

Since 1 October 2007, services have been formed of 5-car 785 series EMUs. All seats are non-reserved, except for car 4, which has improved "u-Seat" accommodation, including AC outlets for personal use.[1][3]


Trains are formed as shown below, with car 1 at the Muroran end.[3][4]

Car No. 1 2 3 4 5
Accommodation Non-reserved Non-reserved Non-reserved Reserved (u-Seat) Non-reserved
Facilities   Toilet   Wheelchair space, toilet Toilet

From July 1992 until 30 September 2007, Suzuran services were formed of 4-car 781 series EMUs, with one reserved car (car 4), formed as shown below.[5][6]

Car No. 1 2 3 4
Accommodation Non-reserved Non-reserved Non-reserved Reserved
Facilities Toilet Vending machine Telephone, toilet  

See also


  • JR Timetable, December 2008

External links

  • train information (Japanese)

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