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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 destination such as Beijing and Mosсow are available with night trains. Even though easily praticable, connection with the near Seoul (about 155 miles far) are not active since the separation of the two Koreas.
The original station was constructed in 1920s. During the Korean War the original structure was destroyed and later on rebuilt, with the style of the socialist architecture: the station present three ground levels and one underground. The ground level houses a ticket desk exclusive for Government employees. At the first floor there is the waiting room, toilets, ticket desk and the access to the trains. At the second floor offices for the staff and at the third the office of the stationmaster. Five platforms are present and the number 1 in the most spacious.
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