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Pyongyang Station is the central railway station of Pyongyang, North Korea. The station is the start of the Pyongbu and Pyongui Line, which were adjusted from the Kyongbu and Kyongui Lines used before the division of Korea to accommodate the shift of the capital from Seoul to Pyongyang. The Pyongui Line runs from Pyongyang to Sinuiju, while the Pyongbu Line theoretically runs through Seoul and ends at Busan; in practice, however, the line ends at Kaesong. It is also served by the Pyongnam Line, which runs from Pyongyang to Nampo.
Lines and services
Pyongyang Station is the main station in North Korea and it connects most of the cities of the country: Cheongju, Sinŭiju, Namp'o, Sariwŏn, Kaesong, Wŏnsan, Hamhŭng and Rason. Beside domestic routes, international destinations such as Beijing and Moscow are available by night trains. There are presently no schedules trains to Seoul (about 155 miles away), due to the separation of the two Koreas.
The original station was constructed in the 1920s. During the Korean War, the original structure was destroyed and later on rebuilt in the style of socialist architecture. The station presently has three floors above ground level as well as a basement. The ground level houses a ticket desk exclusively for government employees. At the first floor there is a waiting room, toilets, a ticket desk and access to the trains. At the second floor there are offices for the staff and at the third the office of the station master. There are five platforms, with number 1 being the most spacious.
Media related to Pyongyang Station at Wikimedia Commons
- Introduction of Pyongyang Station (Japanese)