Kumchon Station

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Kŭmch'ŏn
금천
Korean name
Hangul 금천역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Geumcheon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Kŭmch'ŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Kŭmch'ŏn-ŭp,
Kŭmch'ŏn County,
North Hwanghae Province
North Korea
Coordinates 38°09′49″N 126°28′32″E / 38.1635°N 126.4755°E / 38.1635; 126.4755Coordinates: 38°09′49″N 126°28′32″E / 38.1635°N 126.4755°E / 38.1635; 126.4755
Owned by Korean State Railway
History
Opened 3 April 1906
Electrified yes
Previous names Kŭmgyo
Original company Chosen Government Railway
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
toward P'yŏngyang
P'yŏngbu Line

Kŭmch'ŏn Station is a railway station located in Kŭmch'ŏn-ŭp, Kŭmch'ŏn 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]

Originally called Kŭmgyo Station, it was opened by the Chosen Government Railway on 3 April 1906.

References[edit]

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