Pyongbu Line

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P'yŏngbu Line
Overview
Native name 평부선(平釜線)
Type Heavy rail, Regional rail
passenger/freight
Status Opreational
Termini Pyongyang
Kaesong
Stations 26
Operation
Opening 1905 (The first opening)
April 1, 1908 (The opening for passengers)
Owner State Railway
Operator(s) State Railway
Technical
Line length 187.3 km (116.4 mi)
No. of tracks single track for the entire length
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 3000 V DC Catenary
Route map
P'yŏngŭi Line, P'yŏngnam Line
0.0 P'yŏngyang
Taedong River
2.6 Taedonggang
P'yŏngdŏk Line
Pyongyang–Wonsan Motorway
Rakrang Branch
10.5 Ryokpo
P'yŏngyang/Chunghwa
17.8 Chunghwa
Chunghwa/Hwangju
24.4 Hukkyo
Kindung
Songrim Line
36.5 Hwangju
46.7 Chimchon
Reunification Highway
Hwangju/Sariwon
53.8 Chongbangni
60.5 Sariwon Chongnyon
Hwanghae Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line
65.1 East Sariwon
Sariwon/Pongsan
70.5 Pongsan
77.5 Chonggye
85.4 Hungsu
Pongsan/Sohung
90.2 Munmu
Reunification Highway
100.6 Sohung
107.4 Sinmak
Sohung/Pyongsan
117.9 Mulgae
126.7 Pyongsan
Ch'ŏngnyŏn Ich'ŏn Line
135.3 Taebaeksansong
141.0 Hanpo
Pyongsan, Ryesong River
Kumchon
151.3 Kumchon
Reunification Highway
163.2 Kyejong
Kumchon/Kaepung
170.4 Ryohyon
For Yonan
178.2 Kaepung
Kaepung/Kaesong
Reunification Highway
187.3 Kaesong
Reunification Highway
Sonha
195.1 Pongdong
197.6 Panmun
DPRK/ROK
202.9 Jangdan Closed in 1950
204.9 Dorasan
Gyeongui Line
Pyongbu Line
Chosŏn'gŭl
Hancha
Revised Romanization Pyeongbuseon
McCune–Reischauer P'yŏngbusŏn

The P'yŏngbu Line is an electrified standard-gauge trunk line of the North Korean State Railway running from P'yŏngyang to Kaesŏng.[1]

The line is the southern continuation of the P'yŏngŭi Line. It theoretically connects P'yŏngyang to Busan in South Korea but, in reality, it ends at Kaesong because of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. In 2007 the connection to South Korea via Dorasan was reopened, and for a number of years freight trains from the south to the Kaesŏng Industrial District and passenger trains to the Mount Kumgang Tourist Region were operated, but these have since been suspended.

List of Stations[edit]

A yellow background in the "Distance" box indicates that section of the line is not electrified. The List was written according to the reference published in 1937.[2]

P'yŏngbu Line tracks at Dorasan station in the DMZ.

The main Line[edit]

Distance Station Name (Transcribed) Station Name (Chosŏn'gŭl) Connections
0.0 P'yŏngyang 평양 P'yŏngŭi Line, P'yŏngra Line
2.6 Taedonggang 대동강 P'yŏngdŏk Line
10.5 Ryŏkp'o 력포 Rakrang Branch
17.8 Chunghwa 중화
24.4 Hŭkkyo 흑교
Kindung 긴등
36.5 Hwangju 황주 Songrim Line
46.7 Chimchon 침촌
53.8 Chŏngbangni 정방리
60.5 Sariwŏn Ch'ŏngnyŏn 사리원청년 Hwanghae Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line
65.1 East Sariwŏn 동사리원
70.5 Pongsan 봉산
77.5 Ch'ŏnggye 청계
85.4 Hŭngsu 흥수
90.2 Munmu 문무
100.6 Sŏhŭng 서흥
107.4 Sinmak 신막
117.9 Mulgae 물개
126.7 P'yŏngsan 평산 Ch'ŏngnyŏn Ich'ŏn Line
135.3 Taebaeksansŏng 태백산성
141.0 Hanp'o 한포
151.3 Kŭmch'ŏn 금천
163.2 Kyejŏng 계정
170.4 Ryŏhyŏn 려현
178.2 Kaep'ung 개풍
187.3 Kaesŏng 개성
v Below here not in regular use v
Sonha 손하
195.1 Pongdong 봉동
197.6 P'anmun 판문
== Demilitarized Zone == ==
204.9 Dorasan, Gyeongui Line 도라산
...
260.7 Seoul, Gyeongui Line 서울 Gyeongbu Line, Gyeongbu KTX, Line 1, Line 4, AREX

Rakrang Branch[edit]

Electrified.

Distance Station Name (Transcribed) Station Name (Chosŏn'gŭl) Connections
Ryŏkp'o 력포 P'yŏngbu Line
Rakrang 락랑

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ Ministry of Railways (1937), 鉄道停車場一覧. 昭和12年10月1日現在(The List of the Stations), pp. 483~484