Taebaeksansong Station

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Taebaeksansŏng
태백산성
Korean name
Hangul 태백산성역
Hanja 山城
Revised Romanization Taebaeksanseong-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Taebaeksansŏng-yŏk
General information
Location Sansŏng-ri,
P‘yŏngsan,
North Hwanghae
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
History
Opened 20 December 1931
Electrified yes
Previous names P'yŏngsan
Original company Chosen Government Railway
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
toward P'yŏngyang
P'yŏngbu Line

Taebaeksansŏng Station is a railway station located in Sansŏng-ri, P‘yŏngsan County, 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]

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Chosen Government Railway on 20 December 1931 as P'yŏngsan Station.[2] It was renamed in July 1945, taking its name from the nearby Taebaeksan Fortress (No. 93 on the list of DPRK National Treasures).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ 朝鮮總督府官報 (The Public Journal of the Governor-General of Korea), Shōwa Nr. 1483, 15 December 1931

Coordinates: 38°16′13″N 126°26′12″E / 38.27028°N 126.43667°E / 38.27028; 126.43667