Kowon Station

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Korean name
Hangul 고원역
Revised Romanization Kowon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Kowŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Kowŏn-ŭp,
South Hamgyŏng
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
Opened 21 July 1916
Electrified yes
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
toward Rajin
P'yŏngra Line
toward P'yŏngyang
TerminusKangwŏn Line
toward P'yŏnggang

Kowŏn Station is a railway station of the Korean State Railway in Kowŏn-ŭp, Kowŏn County, South Hamgyŏng, North Korea. It is the junction where the P'yŏngra Line, which connects P'yŏngyang to Rajin, meets the Kangwŏn Line running from Kowŏn to P'yŏnggang.[1]


Kowŏn station, along with the rest of the Okp'yŏng-Kowŏn-Kŭmya section of the former Hamgyong Line, was opened by the Japanese on 21 July 1916.[2]


  1. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ Japanese Government Railways, 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), Kawaguchi Printing Company, Tokyo, 1937, pp 498–501, 504–505 (in Japanese)

Coordinates: 39°26′24″N 127°14′58″E / 39.44000°N 127.24944°E / 39.44000; 127.24944