Ryongchon Station

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Ryongch'ŏn
룡천
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Korean name
Hangul 룡천역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Yongcheon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Ryongch'ŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Ryongch'ŏn-ŭp,
Ryongch'ŏn,
North P'yŏngan
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
History
Opened 5 November 1905
Electrified yes
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 was opened, along with the rest of this section of the Kyŏngŭi Line, on 5 November 1905; it was originally called Yangsi Station, receiving 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6

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