Sinuiju Chongnyon Station

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Sinŭiju Ch'ŏngnyŏn
Sinuiju Railway Station DPRK.jpg
View of Sinŭiju Ch'ŏngnyŏn station of the platform area.
Korean name
Hangul 신의주청년역
Revised Romanization Sinuijucheongnyeon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Sinŭijuch'ŏngnyŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Sinŭiju,
North P'yŏngan
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
Platforms 3 (2 island platforms)
Opened 1911
Rebuilt 1954?
Electrified yes
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
P'yŏngŭi Line
toward P'yŏngyang

Sinŭiju Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station is a railway station in Sinŭiju, North P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It is the northern terminus of the P'yŏngŭi Line of the Korean State Railway .[1]

The station is the main recipient for overland traffic between North Korea and People's Republic of China, and is one of the country's most important rail stations, as it controls access to the Chinese city of Dandong over the Yalu River, via the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge.


The Kyŏngŭi Line was opened on 3 April 1906, and general passenger and freight service began on 1 April 1908, but the original station building, a three-story European-style structure, was completed only in 1911. At the same time, the bridge across the Yalu River was opened, connecting the Kyŏngŭi Line to the South Manchurian Railway.

The original three-story European style building was destroyed by UN forces in the Korean War, and the station was rebuilt after the war; it received the current name at the same time, in honour of the Youth Shock Troops who took part in the reconstruction of the station.



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

Coordinates: 40°06′25″N 124°24′06″E / 40.1070°N 124.4018°E / 40.1070; 124.4018