Sariwon Chongnyon Station

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Sariwŏn Ch'ŏngnyŏn
사리원청년
Korean name
Hangul 사리원청년역
Hanja 青年
Revised Romanization Sariwoncheongnyeon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Sariwŏnch'ŏngnyŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Sariwŏn-si,
North Hwanghae
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
History
Opened 1906
Electrified yes
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
toward P'yŏngyang
P'yŏngbu Line
Terminus Hwanghae Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line

Sariwŏn Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station is the central railway station of Sariwŏn, North Hwanghae province, North Korea.[1] It is on located on the P'yŏngbu Line, which was formed from part of the Kyŏngŭi Line to accommodate the shift of the capital from Seoul to P'yŏngyang; though this line physically connects P'yŏngyang to Pusan via Dorasan, in operational reality it ends at Kaesŏng due to the Korean Demilitarized Zone.[1] It is also the northern terminus of the Hwanghae Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line.[1]

The station was opened in 1906, at the same time as the line itself. In 1945, when the division of Korea took place, Sariwŏn Station became the end point of the North Korean section of the former Kyŏngŭi Line; however, at the end of the Korean War, with Kaesŏng becoming part of North Korea, the latter station became the terminus of the P'yŏngbu Line, as the line was renamed. It was given the current name, Sariwŏn Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station, in 1974.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 38°30′10″N 125°45′52″E / 38.50278°N 125.76444°E / 38.50278; 125.76444