Ryongchon station

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Ryongch'ŏn

룡천
NorthKorea Pyongan-North.JPG
Korean name
Hangul
룡천역
Hanja
Revised RomanizationYongcheon-yeok
McCune–ReischauerRyongch'ŏn-yŏk
General information
LocationRyongch'ŏn-ŭp,
Ryongch'ŏn-gun,
North P'yŏngan
North Korea
Owned byKorean State Railway
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks7
History
Opened31 October 1939
Electrifiedyes
Original companyTasado Railway
Services
Preceding station DPRKRailway -vector.svg Korean State Railway Following station
Ragwŏn P'yŏngŭi Line Ryongju
towards P'yŏngyang
Pukchung
towards 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