Iksan Station

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Iksan
익산
Korail
KTX
Iksan Station 30 Sep 2015.jpg
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Iksan yeok
McCune–Reischauer Iksan yŏk
General information
Location 1 Changin Dong 2 Ga, Iksan, Jeollabuk-do
South Korea South Korea
Operated by Korail
Line(s) Honam High Speed Railway
Honam Line
Jeolla Line
Gunsan Line
Construction
Structure type Aboveground
History
Opened January 1, 1915
Rebuilt 2015
Services
Preceding station   Korail   Following station
toward Yongsan or Haengsin
KTX logo.svg Honam KTX

Iksan Station is on South Korea's high-speed KTX railway network, 243 km south of Yongsan Station.

History[edit]

The station opened on January 1, 1915, and KTX trains on the Honam Line began services on April 1, 2004. The most notable incident to occur at this station was an explosion that occurred at 9:15 p.m. on November 11, 1977. The explosion occurred as dynamite being transported from Incheon to Gwangju caught alight. The station was then known as "Iri Station" (이리역), Iri being Iksan's former name.

Services[edit]

Iksan Station serves KTX trains on the Honam Line. It also has express services and local services on the normal speed Honam Line. Trains on the Jeolla and Gunsan Lines also call at this station.

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Coordinates: 35°56′29.89″N 126°56′44.87″E / 35.9416361°N 126.9457972°E / 35.9416361; 126.9457972