Yomju Station

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Yŏmju
염주
Korean name
Hangul 염주역
Hanja
Revised Romanization Yeomju-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Yŏmju-yŏk
General information
Location Yŏmju-ŭp,
Yŏmju County,
North P'yŏngan Province
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
History
Opened 5 November 1905
Electrified yes
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
P'yŏngŭi Line
toward P'yŏngyang
Paengma Line Terminus

Yŏmju Station is a railway station in Yŏmju-ŭp, Yŏmju County, North P'yŏngan Province, North Korea. It is the junction point of the P'yŏngŭi and Paengma lines of the Korean State Railway.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened, along with the rest of this section of the Kyŏngŭi Line, on 5 November 1905.

After the bridge across the Yalu River was opened on 1 November 1911, connecting Sinŭiju to Dandong, China, Yŏmju 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.

When the Kyŏngŭi line was opened, the mainline followed the route of the current Paengma Line; after the nationalisation of the railways in 1945, the Yŏmju - Ryongch'ŏn - Namsinŭiju line was reclassified as the mainline of the P'yŏngŭi line, while the line via Paengma was designated a secondary line.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 39°53′41″N 124°36′08″E / 39.89472°N 124.60222°E / 39.89472; 124.60222