Pyongbuk Line

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Pyongbuk Line
Overview
Native name 평북선(平北線)
Type Heavy rail, Regional rail
Locale North Pyongan
Termini Chŏngju Ch'ŏngnyŏn
Ch'ŏngsu
Stations 13
Operation
Opening 27 Sep. 1939
Owner Korean State Railway
Operator(s) Korean State Railway
Technical
Line length 120.5 km (74.9 mi)
No. of tracks Single track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 3000 V DC Catenary
Route map
P'yŏngŭi Line
0.0 Chŏngju Ch'ŏngnyŏn
P'yŏngŭi Line
10.4 Goan Closed
16.5 Pongmyŏng
Chongju/Kusong
28.4 Panghyŏn
Ch'ŏngnyŏn P'alwŏn Line
41.2 Kusŏng
49.0 Paegun
Kusong/Taegwan
63.9 P'alyŏng
70.5 Taeryŏnggang
Tearyong River
78.2 Sinon
Taegwan/Sakju
91.2 P'ungnyŏn
100.0 Sŏbu
105.9 P'anmak
113.7 Pup'ung
Yalu River Line
Sup'ung Branch
120.5 Ch'ŏngsu
DPRK
Yalu River
Republic of China
Shanghekou (Goods Station)
Fengshang Line
Pyongbuk Line
Chosŏn'gŭl 평북선
Hancha
Revised Romanization Pyeongbukseon
McCune–Reischauer P'yŏngbuksŏn

The P'yŏngbuk Line is an electrified standard-gauge secondary line of the North Korean State Railway running from Chŏngju on the P'yŏngŭi Line to Ch'ŏngsu; it meets the Ch'ŏngnyŏn P'alwŏn Line at Kusŏng.[1]

A yellow background in the "Distance" box indicates that section of the line is not electrified.

Distance Station Name (Transcribed) Station Name (Chosŏn'gŭl) Connections
0.0 Chŏngju Ch'ŏngnyŏn 정주 청년 P'yŏngŭi Line
16.5 Pongmyŏng 봉명
28.4 Panghyŏn 방현
41.2 Kusŏng 구성 Ch'ŏngnyŏn P'alwŏn Line
49.0 Paegun 백운
63.9 P'alyŏng 팔영
70.5 Taeryŏnggang 대령강
78.2 Sinon 신온
91.2 P'ungnyŏn 풍년
100.0 Sŏbu 서부
105.9 P'anmak 판막
113.7 Pup'ung 부풍 Sup'ung Branch
120.5 Ch'ŏngsu 청수

Sup'ung Branch[edit]

Electrified. This branchline leads to the important Sup'ung hydroelectric power station.

Distance Station Name (Transcribed) Station Name (Chosŏn'gŭl) Connections
0.0 Pup'ung 부풍 P'yŏngbuk Line
2.5 Sup'ung 수풍

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6