Dorasan Station

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Dorasan Station
Dorasan station.jpg
The entrance to Dorasan Station
Korean name
Hangul 도라산역
Revised Romanization Dorasannyeok
McCune–Reischauer Torasannyŏk
General information
Location Nosang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi Province
South Korea
Coordinates 37°53′55″N 126°42′36″E / 37.898715°N 126.710075°E / 37.898715; 126.710075Coordinates: 37°53′55″N 126°42′36″E / 37.898715°N 126.710075°E / 37.898715; 126.710075
Operated by Korail (Currently operating), Korean State Railway (No longer operating)
Line(s) Gyeongui Line, Pyongbu Line
Platforms 2 (1 not in use)
Tracks 2 (1 not in use)
Structure type Surface
Opened April 11, 2002 (South Korean tracks), December 11, 2007 (North Korean tracks)
Closed December 1, 2008 (North Korean tracks)
Electrified Yes

Dorasan Station is a railway station situated on the Gyeongui Line, which once connected North Korea and South Korea and has now been restored. For several years the northernmost stop on the Gyeongui Line was Dorasan Station, which was served by Tonggeun commuter trains.


On December 11, 2007, freight trains began traveling north past Dorasan Station into North Korea, taking materials to the Kaesong Industrial Region, and returning with finished goods. It was scheduled to make one 16-kilometer (9.9 mi) trip every weekday.[1]

On December 1, 2008, however, the North Korean government closed the border crossing after accusing South Korea of a confrontational policy.[2] This coincided with the South Korean legislative election, 2008, and a change to a more conservative government.

The station is currently served by four daily trains from Seoul, which are used mostly by tourists.[3]


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Media related to Dorasan Station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   Korail   Following station
toward Seoul
  Gyeongui Line
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
(Not in service)
toward P'yŏngyang
P'yŏngbu Line Terminus