Ryongchon Station

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Ryongch'ŏn
룡천
NorthKorea Pyongan-North.JPG
Korean name
Hangul 룡천역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Yongcheon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Ryongch'ŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Ryongch'ŏn-ŭp,
Ryongch'ŏn-gun,
North P'yŏngan
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 7
History
Opened 31 October 1939
Electrified yes
Original company Tasado Railway
Services
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]

History[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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