Kumgangsan Chongnyon Line

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"Kumgangsan Line" redirects here. For the abandoned railway, see Geumgangsan Line.
Kumgangsan Chongnyon Line
Overview
Other name(s) Tonghae Pukpu Line
동해북부선(東海北部線)
Native name 금강산청년선(金剛山靑年線)
Type Heavy rail, Passenger/freight rail
Regional rail
Status Operarional
Locale Kangwon
Termini Anbyŏn
Kamho
Stations 17
Operation
Opened Stages between 1929-1937
Closed 1950 (Samilp'o - Jejin)
Owner Korean State Railway
Operator(s) Korean State Railway
Events
reopening 1996
Technical
Line length 114 km (Estimated)
Number of tracks Single track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 3000 V DC Overhead line
(Anbyŏn - Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn)
Route map
Kangwŏn Line
0.0 Anbyŏn
Kangwŏn Line
8.9 Ogye
14.9 Sangŭm Ch'ŏngnyŏn
Anbyŏn/T'ongch'ŏn
25.2 Tongjŏngho
31.4 Myŏnggo
38.0 Kŭmbonggang
47.4 Sijungho
54.3 T'ongch'ŏn
61.0 Tonghae
65.1 Pyŏgŭng Closed
T'ongch'ŏn/Kosŏng
70.2 Ryŏmsŏng
75.7 Tup'o
86.2 Nam'ae
Onjŏng-ri
93.2 Kosŏng
101.0 Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn
109.2 Samilp'o
114.8 Kamho
DPRK
DMZ
ROK
125.9 Jejin
Donghae Bukbu Line
Kumgangsan Chongnyon Line
Chosŏn'gŭl 금강산청년선
Hancha
Revised Romanization Geumgangsancheongnyeonseon
McCune–Reischauer Kŭmgangsanch'ŏngnyŏnsŏn

The Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line is an electrified standard-gauge trunk line of the North Korean State Railway running from Anbyŏn to Kamho.[1]

The line was formerly part of the Tonghae Pukpu line that ran from Anbyŏn to Yangyang (nowadays in South Korea). The section between Mount Kumgang and Jejin was out of service from the partition of Korea until 2007, when it was reopened for passenger trains from the south to the Mount Kumgang Tourist Region; it was closed again after the shooting of a South Korean tourist by a KPA soldier.

Route[edit]

A yellow background in the "Distance" box indicates that section of the line is not electrified.

Distance Station Name (Transcribed) Station Name (Chosŏn'gŭl) Connections
0.0 Anbyŏn 안변 Kangwŏn Line
8.9 Ogye 오계
14.9 Sangŭm Ch'ŏngnyŏn 상음 청년
25.2 Tongjŏngho 동정호
31.4 Myŏnggo 명고
38.0 Kŭmbonggang 금봉강
47.4 Sijungho 시중호
54.3 T'ongch'ŏn 통천
61.0 Tonghae 동해
70.2 Ryŏmsŏng 렴성
75.7 Tup'o 두포
86.2 Nam'ae 남애
93.2 Kosŏng 고성
101.0 Kŭmgangsan 금강산
v Below here not in regular use v
109.2 Samilp'o 삼일포
114.8 Kamho 감호
Demilitarised Zone
125.9 Jejin, ROK 제진 Donghae Bukbu Line

References[edit]

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