Kilju Chongnyon Station

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Kilju Ch'ŏngnyŏn

길주청년
Korean name
Hangul
길주청년역
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGiljucheongnyeon-yeok
McCune–ReischauerKiljuch'ŏngnyŏn-yŏk
General information
LocationKilju-ŭp,
Kilju,
North Hamgyŏng
North Korea
Coordinates40°57′39″N 129°19′24″E / 40.9609°N 129.3233°E / 40.9609; 129.3233Coordinates: 40°57′39″N 129°19′24″E / 40.9609°N 129.3233°E / 40.9609; 129.3233
Owned byKorean State Railway
History
Opened1 November 1933
Electrifiedyes
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
Paektusan Ch'ŏngnyŏn LineTerminus
toward Rajin
P'yŏngra Line
toward P'yŏngyang

Kilju Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station is a railway station in Kilju-ŭp, Kilju county, North Hamgyŏng province, North Korea. It is the junction point of the Paektusan Ch'ŏngnyŏn and P'yŏngra lines of the Korean State Railway.[1][page needed]

Originally called Kilju Station (Chosŏn'gŭl: 길주역; Hanja: 吉州駅), the station, along with the rest of the Kilju-Hapsu section, was opened by the Government Railways of Chosen (朝鮮総督府鉄道) on 1 November 1933.[2][page needed]

On 9 October 2006 an underground nuclear test was conducted at P'unggye-ri in Kilju County, causing the closure of the line for 3–4 months.[3]

There is a pulp mill and a plywood factory in Kilju that receive raw logs via trains from the Paektusan Ch'ŏngnyŏn line.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kokubu, Hayato. 将軍様の鉄道 (in Japanese). Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō. ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6.
  2. ^ Japanese Government Railways (1937). 鉄道停車場一覧. 昭和12年10月1日現在 [The List of the Stations as of 1 October 1937] (in Japanese). Tokyo: Kawaguchi Printing Company.
  3. ^ "核실험 후 4개월간 길주-혜산 봉쇄" [4 months after the experiment gilju - Hyesan blockade]. Daily Chosun.
  4. ^ "백두산청년선" [Paektusan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line]. The traffic and geography in North Korea (in Korean).