Kaepung Station

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Kaep'ung
개풍
Korean name
Hangul 개풍역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gaepung-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Kaep'ung-yŏk
General information
Location Kaep'ung-ŭp,
Kaep'ung County,
North Hwanghae Province
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
History
Opened 1906
Electrified yes
Previous names T'osŏng
Original company Chosen Government Railway
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
toward P'yŏngyang
P'yŏngbu Line

Kaep'ung Station is a railway station located in Kaep'ung-ŭp, Kaep'ung County, 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]

History[edit]

The station, originally called T'osŏng Station, was opened by the Chosen Government Railway in 1906.

In September 1932, the Hwanghae Line was extended from Yŏn'an to T'osŏng, and in 1944 that line was nationalised and was renamed T'ŏhae Line.[2] As a result of the division of Korea after the Second World War, part of the T'ŏhae Line ended up in South Korea, and passenger trains operated between Tosŏng and Ch'ŏngdan.[3] During the Korean War, the bridge spanning the Ryesŏng River was destroyed, severing the connection between T'osŏng and Paech'ŏn, disconnecting the T'ŏhae and P'yŏngbu lines; the bridge was never rebuilt.

After the end of the Korean War, T'osŏng ended up in North Korea. In December 1952, T'osŏng and four other localities were incorporated into Kaep'ung-ŭp, and the station was renamed to its current name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ 朝鮮總督府官報 (The Public Journal of the Governor-General of Korea), Shōwa Nr. 5143, 29 March 1944
  3. ^ 百年の鉄道旅行(The railway travel-100 years): The situation of the division of Korea

Coordinates: 37°57′09″N 126°27′27″E / 37.9525°N 126.4575°E / 37.9525; 126.4575