Chongbang Station

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Chŏngbang
정방역
Korean name
Hangul 정방역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jeongbang-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Chŏngbang-yŏk
General information
Location Chŏngbang-ri,
Sariwŏn-si,
North Hwanghae Province
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
History
Opened 1 July 1923
Electrified yes
Previous names Kyedong
Original company Chosen Government Railway
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
toward P'yŏngyang
P'yŏngbu Line

Chŏngbang Station is a railway station located in Sariwŏn, North Hwanghae province, North Korea.[1] It is on located on the P'yŏngbu Line, which was formed from part of the Kyŏngŭi Line to accommodate the shift of the capital from Seoul to P'yŏngyang; though this line physically connects P'yŏngyang to Pusan via Dorasan, in operational reality it ends at Kaesŏng due to the Korean Demilitarized Zone.[1]

Originally called Kyedong Station, the station was opened by the Chosen Government Railway on 1 July 1923. It is located near the well-known tourist sites of Mt. Chŏngbang, Chŏngbang Fortress and the Sŏngbul-sa Buddhist temple.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6

Coordinates: 38°33′22″N 125°43′18″E / 38.55611°N 125.72167°E / 38.55611; 125.72167