Sinuiju Chongnyon Station

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Sinŭiju Ch'ŏngnyŏn
신의주청년
Sinuiju Railway Station DPRK.jpg
View of Sinŭiju Ch'ŏngnyŏn station of the platform area.
Korean name
Hangul 신의주청년역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Sinuijucheongnyeon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Sinŭijuch'ŏngnyŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Yŏkchŏn-dong,
Sinŭiju-si,
North P'yŏngan
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
Platforms 3 (2 island platforms)
Tracks 14
History
Opened 1911
Rebuilt 1954?
Electrified yes
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
Terminus
P'yŏngŭi Line
toward P'yŏngyang

Sinŭiju Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station is a railway station in Yŏkchŏn-dong, Sinŭiju city, 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 the 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.[2]

Adjacent to the station is a locomotive maintenance depot.[2]

History[edit]

The Kyŏngŭi Line was opened on 3 April 1906, and general passenger and freight service began on 1 April 1908. The original station was located at what is now Kang'an Station, 1.8 km (1.1 mi) to the northwest of the current Sinŭiju Ch'ŏngnyŏn station, but after the opening of the Yalu River Bridge connecting the Kyŏngŭi Line to the South Manchuria Railway's Anpo Line, the Chosen Government Railway opened a new station at the current site.[3] The old station was then renamed Lower Sinŭiju Station. On 1 June 1936, Lower Sinŭiju station was renamed Sinŭiju Kang'an Station, and the 1.8 km (1.1 mi) line from Sinŭiju Station to Sinŭiju Kang'an Station was detached from the Kyŏngŭi Line to become the Kang'an Line.[4] Passenger service on the Kang'an Line was discontinued on 31 March 1943,[5] with general (public) freight traffic being relocated from Sinŭiju Kang'an to Sinŭiju station on 20 December of that year.[6]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ a b North Korea Geographic Information: Transportation Geography - P'yŏngŭi Line (in Korean)
  3. ^ 朝鮮總督府官報 (The Public Journal of the Governor-General of Korea), Meiji, 24 November 1911
  4. ^ 朝鮮總督府官報 (The Public Journal of the Governor-General of Korea), Shōwa Nr. 2785, 28 April 1936
  5. ^ 朝鮮總督府官報 (The Public Journal of the Governor-General of Korea), Shōwa Nr. 4845, 29 March 1943
  6. ^ 朝鮮總督府官報 (The Public Journal of the Governor-General of Korea), Shōwa Nr. 5065, 20 December 1943

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