Chongjin Chongnyon Station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ch'ŏngjin Ch'ŏngnyŏn
청진청년
Korean name
Hangul 청진청년역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Cheongjin Cheongnyeon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Ch'ŏngjin Ch'ŏngnyŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Ch'ŏngam-guyŏk,
Chŏngjin-si, North Hamgyŏng
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
History
Opened 5 November 1916
Rebuilt 1 July 1940
Electrified yes
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
toward Rajin
Hambuk Line Terminus
toward Rajin
P'yŏngra Line
toward P'yŏngyang
Terminus Ch'ŏngjinhang Branch
Terminus

Ch'ŏngjin Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station is the central railway station in Ch'ŏngjin-si, North Hamgyŏng Province, North Korea. It is the junction point of the Hambuk and P'yŏngra lines of the Korean State Railway, and is the beginning of the Ch'ŏngjinhang branch to Ch'ŏngjin Port.[1]

History[edit]

Originally called Ch'ŏngjin Station, it was opened on 5 November 1916 together with the rest of the Ch'ŏngjin-Ch'angp'yŏng section of the former Hamgyŏng Line. It received its current name after the establishment of the DPRK.[2]

Services[edit]

Freight[edit]

Adjacent to the station's yard is the Ch'ŏngjin Railway Equipment Factory, which manufactures freight cars and other railway equipment. The Ch'ŏngjin Steel Works is also served by rail.[3]

Passenger[edit]

Three pairs of passenger express trains are known to operate on this line:[1]

  • Express trains 7/8, operating between P'yŏngyang and Moscow via Tumangang, via the P'yŏngra Line;
  • Express trains 9/10, operating between P'yŏngyang and Musan, via the P'yŏngra Line towards P'yŏngyang and via the Hambuk and Musan lines towards Musan;
  • Semi-express trains 113/114, operating between West P'yŏngyang and Unsŏng, via the Hambuk line;
  • Semi-express trains 119-122/120-121, operating between Sinch'ŏn and Ch'ŏngjin Ch'ŏngnyŏn, via the P'yŏngra line;
  • Semi-express trains 124-125/126-127, operating between Sinŭiju Ch'ŏngnyŏn and Ch'ŏngjin Ch'ŏngnyŏn, via the P'yŏngra and P'yŏngŭi lines;
  • Semi-express trains 128-129-130/131-132-133, operating between Kalma and Rajin, via the Kangwŏn and P'yŏngra lines.

Several other long-distance passenger trains stop at Ch'ŏngjin Ch'ŏngnyon station:[3]

There are also commuter trains:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ Japanese Government Railways, 鉄道停車場一覧 昭和12年10月1日現在(The List of the Stations as of 1 October 1937), Kawaguchi Printing Company, Tokyo, 1937, pp 498–501, 504–505 (Japanese)
  3. ^ a b The traffic and geography in North Korea: Hambuk Line (in Korean)

Coordinates: 41°47′35″N 129°47′55″E / 41.79306°N 129.79861°E / 41.79306; 129.79861