Sinanju Chongnyon Station

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Sinanju Ch'ŏngnyŏn
신안주청년
DPRK rail station.jpg
Trackside view of Sinanju Ch'ŏngnyŏn station.
Korean name
Hangul 신안주청년역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Sinanjucheongnyeon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Sinanjuch'ŏngnyŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Yŏkchŏn-dong,
Anju-si,
South P'yŏngan
North Korea
Coordinates 39°36′4″N 125°36′12″E / 39.60111°N 125.60333°E / 39.60111; 125.60333Coordinates: 39°36′4″N 125°36′12″E / 39.60111°N 125.60333°E / 39.60111; 125.60333
Owned by Korean State Railway
History
Opened 5 November 1905
Rebuilt 1954
Electrified yes
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
P'yŏngŭi Line
toward P'yŏngyang
Terminus Kaech'ŏn Line
toward Kaech'ŏn

Sinanju Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station is a satellite railway station in Yŏkchŏn-dong, Anju-si, South P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It is the junction point of the P'yŏngŭi and Kaech'ŏn lines of the Korean State Railway.[1] It is located near the Ch'ŏngch'ŏn River, which forms the boundary between South P'yŏngan and North P'yŏngan provinces.

History[edit]

The station was opened, along with the rest of this section of the Kyŏngŭi Line, on 5 November 1905, as Sinanju Station. As the station was built to the west of the town of Anju, a new village was soon built up around the station.

After the bridge across the Yalu River was opened on 1 November 1911, connecting Sinŭiju to Dandong, China, Sinanju station became a stop for international trains to and from Manchuria. It is still a stopping point for international trains between P'yŏngyang and Beijing.

After the Second World War, Sinanju station came under the administration of North Korea. During the Korean War, the station and the surrounding area - an important hub for land transport in the north - was bombed heavily. In December 1952, the administrative districts of North Korea were reorganised, and Sinanju was incorporated into the city of Anju. The station was rebuilt after the war by Youth Shock Troops, and was at the same time renamed to its current name.

References[edit]

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