Chongju Chongnyon Station

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Chŏngju Ch'ŏngnyŏn
정주청년역
Jongju Station.JPG
Trackside view of Chŏngju Ch'ŏngnyŏn station.
Korean name
Hangul 정주청년역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jeongjucheongnyeon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Chŏngjuch'ŏngnyŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Yŏkchŏn-dong,
Chŏngju-si,
North P'yŏngan Province
North Korea
Coordinates 39°41′11″N 125°12′56″E / 39.68639°N 125.21556°E / 39.68639; 125.21556Coordinates: 39°41′11″N 125°12′56″E / 39.68639°N 125.21556°E / 39.68639; 125.21556
Owned by Korean State Railway
Platforms 4 (2 islands)
Tracks 11
History
Opened 5 November 1905
Rebuilt 1954
Electrified yes
Original company Chosen Government Railway
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
P'yŏngŭi Line
toward P'yŏngyang
toward Ch'ŏngsu
P'yŏngbuk Line Terminus

Chŏngju Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station is a railway station in Yŏkchŏn-dong, Chŏngju city, North P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It is the junction of the P'yŏngŭi and P'yŏngbuk lines of the Korean State Railway.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened, along with the rest of this section of the Kyŏngŭi Line, on 5 November 1905.

After the bridge across the Yalu River was opened on 1 November 1911, connecting Sinŭiju to Dandong, China, Chŏngju station became a stop for international trains to and from Manchuria. It is still a stopping point for international trains between P'yŏngyang and Beijing.

Destroyed during the Korean War, the station was rebuilt after the end of the war by Youth Shock Troops, and was renamed Chŏngju Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station (= Chŏngju Youth) at that time.

A major accident occurred at the station on 27 January 2008, when ten cars of a freight train derailed, killing two railway workers.[2] After the accident, improvements were made to the station and its buildings in addition to the repair work.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ 북한 열차사고, 그 원인은 무엇인가
  3. ^ 역을 새 맛이 나게