Dorasan Station

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Dorasan Station
Dorasan station.jpg
The entrance to Dorasan Station
Korean name
Hangul 도라산역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Dorasannyeok
McCune–Reischauer Torasannyŏk
Station statistics
Address Nosang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi Province
South Korea
Coordinates 37°53′55″N 126°42′36″E / 37.898715°N 126.710075°E / 37.898715; 126.710075Coordinates: 37°53′55″N 126°42′36″E / 37.898715°N 126.710075°E / 37.898715; 126.710075
Line(s) Gyeongui Line, Pyongbu Line
Structure type Aboveground
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Other information
Opened April 11, 2002
Operator Korail

Dorasan Station is a railway station situated on the Gyeongui Line, which once connected North and South Korea and has now been restored. For several years the northernmost stop on the line was Dorasan Station, which is served by Tonggeun commuter trains.

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On December 11, 2007, freight trains began traveling north past Dorasan Station into North Korea, taking materials to the Kaesong Industrial Region, and returning with finished goods. It was scheduled to make one 16-kilometer (9.9 mi) trip every weekday.[1]

However, on December 1, 2008, the North Korean government closed the border crossing, after accusing South Korea of a confrontational policy.[2] This coincided with the South Korean legislative election, 2008, and a change to a more conservative government.

The station is currently served by four trains from Seoul per day for tourists.[3]

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Media related to Dorasan Station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   Korail   Following station
Imjingang
toward Munsan
  Gyeongui Line
Tonggeun
  Terminus