Pyongbuk Line

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Pyongbuk Line
Native name 평북선(平北線)
Type Heavy rail, Regional rail
Locale North Pyŏngan
Termini Chŏngju Ch'ŏngnyŏn
Stations 13
Opened 27 Sep. 1939
Owner Korean State Railway
Operator(s) Korean State Railway
Line length 120.5 km (74.9 mi)
Number of tracks Single track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 3000 V DC Catenary
Route map
P'yŏngŭi Line
0.0 Chŏngju Ch'ŏngnyŏn
P'yŏngŭi Line
10.4 Koan Closed
16.5 Pongmyŏng
28.4 Panghyŏn
Ch'ŏngnyŏn P'alwŏn Line
41.2 Kusŏng
49.0 Paegun
63.9 P'alyŏng
70.5 Taeryŏnggang
Taeryong River
78.2 Sinon
Taegwal-li Branch
91.2 P'ungnyŏn
100.0 Sŏbu
105.9 P'anmak
113.7 Pup'ung
4.1 Amrokkang
Amrokkang Branch
Sup'ung Branch
2,5 Sup'ung
120.5 Ch'ŏngsu
Yalu River
Republic of China
Shanghekou (Goods Station)
Fengshang Line
Pyongbuk Line
Chosŏn'gŭl 평북선
Revised Romanization Pyeongbukseon
McCune–Reischauer P'yŏngbuksŏn

The P'yŏngbuk Line is an electrified standard-gauge secondary line of the North Korean State Railway running from Chŏngju on the P'yŏngŭi Line to Ch'ŏngsu; it meets the Ch'ŏngnyŏn P'arwŏn Line at Kusŏng.[1]


Two passenger trains are known to operate on this line:[1]

  • Semi-express trains 115/116, operating between P'yŏngyang and Ch'ŏngsu, and local trains 200/201, operating between West P'yŏngyang and Ch'ŏngsu, run on the entirety of this line between Chŏngju and Ch'ŏngsu.


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 Chŏngju Ch'ŏngnyŏn 정주 청년 P'yŏngŭi Line
16.5 Pongmyŏng 봉명
28.4 Panghyŏn 방현
41.2 Kusŏng 구성 Ch'ŏngnyŏn P'alwŏn Line
49.0 Paegun 백운
63.9 P'alyŏng 팔영
70.5 Taeryŏnggang 대령강
78.2 Sinon 신온 Taegwal-li Branch
91.2 P'ungnyŏn 풍년
100.0 Sŏbu 서부
105.9 P'anmak 판막
113.7 Pup'ung 부풍 Sup'ung Branch, Amrokkang Branch
120.5 Ch'ŏngsu 청수
Shanghekou, China 上河口 China Railways Fengshan Line

Taegwal-li Branch[edit]


0.0 Sinon 신온 P'yŏngbuk Line
Taegwal-li 대관리

Sup'ung Branch[edit]

Electrified. This branchline leads to the important Sup'ung hydroelectric power station.

0.0 Pup'ung 부풍 P'yŏngbuk Line
2.5 Sup'ung 수풍

Amrokkang Branch[edit]

Electrified. This is a freight-only branch used primarily for loading logs from booms floated down the river.

0.0 Pup'ung 부풍 P'yŏngbuk Line
4.1 Amrokkang 압록강


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