Ryongchon Station

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Korean name
Hangul 룡천역
Revised Romanization Yongcheon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Ryongch'ŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Ryongch'ŏn-ŭp,
North P'yŏngan
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 7
Opened 31 October 1939
Electrified yes
Original company Tasado Railway
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
P'yŏngŭi Line
toward P'yŏngyang
toward Tasadohang
Tasado Line Terminus

Ryongch'ŏn Station is a railway station in Ryongch'ŏn-ŭp, Ryongch'ŏn County, North P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It is the junction point of the P'yŏngŭi and Tasado lines of the Korean State Railway.[1]


The station, originally called Yangsi Station, was opened on 31 October 1939 by the Tasado Railway, along with the rest of the Tasado Line from Sinŭiju to Tasado Port.[2] The Sinŭiju—Yangsi section of the line was transferred to the Chosen Government Railway as the Yangsi Line on 1 April 1943,[3] and the station received its current name in July 1945.

The Ryongch'ŏn disaster was a major accident that occurred at Ryongch'ŏn station on 22 April 2004, when a train carrying flammable cargo exploded.


There are five daily return commuter trains between Ryongch'ŏn and Tasado stations.[4]


  1. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ 朝鮮總督府官報 (The Public Journal of the Governor-General of Korea), Shōwa Nr. 3841, 8 November 1939
  3. ^ 朝鮮總督府官報 (The Public Journal of the Governor-General of Korea), Shōwa Nr. 4837, 19 March 1943
  4. ^ North Korea Geographic Information: Transportation Geography - Tasado Line (in Korean)

Coordinates: 39°59′10″N 124°27′28″E / 39.9860°N 124.4578°E / 39.9860; 124.4578