Anbyon Station

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Anbyŏn
안변
Korean name
Hangul 안변역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Anbyeon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Anbyŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Anbyŏn-ŭp,
Anbyŏn County
Kangwŏn Province
North Korea
Coordinates 39°2′52″N 127°30′1″E / 39.04778°N 127.50028°E / 39.04778; 127.50028Coordinates: 39°2′52″N 127°30′1″E / 39.04778°N 127.50028°E / 39.04778; 127.50028
Owned by Korean State Railway
Line(s) Kangwŏn Line
Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line
History
Opened 16 August 1914
Electrified yes
Original company Chosen Government Railway
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
toward Kowŏn
Kangwŏn Line
toward P'yŏnggang
Terminus Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line
toward Jejin (ROK)

Anbyŏn Station is a railway station in Anbyŏn-ŭp, Anbyŏn County in Kangwŏn province, North Korea. It is located on the Kangwŏn Line, which connects Kowŏn to P'yŏnggang, and is the start of the Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line, which runs to the Mount Kŭmgang Tourist Region and continues south across the DMZ to Chejin in South Korea,[1] although the section between Kŭmgangsan and Chejin has been out of service since 2008.[2]

History[edit]

The station, along with the rest of the former Kyŏngwŏn Line, was opened by the Chosen Government Railway (Sentetsu) on 16 August 1914.[3] The first section of the former Tonghae Pukpu Line, from Anbyŏn to Hŭpkok (nowadays called Myŏnggo), was opened by Sentetsu on 1 September 1929. After the partition of Korea following the Pacific War, the section of the Tonghae Pukpu line from Anbyŏn to Kamho fell within North Korea, and was renamed Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ "ROK woman tourist shot dead at DPRK resort". China Daily. July 12, 2008. Archived from the original on April 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ "경영원칙 > 경영공시 > 영업현황 > 영업거리현황". Korail. Retrieved 2015-09-17.