Hoeryong Chongnyon station

Hoeryŏng Ch'ŏngnyŏn station is a railway station in Hoeryŏng-si, North Hamgyŏng, North Korea, on the Hambuk Line of the Korean State Railway. It is also the starting point of the 10.6-km-long freight-only Hoeryŏng Colliery Line to Yusŏn-dong, Hoeryŏng-si.[1]

Hoeryŏng Ch'ŏngnyŏn

회령청년
巡道工出品 photo by Xundaogong——会宁市区和会宁火车站 Hoeryŏng-si and Hoeryŏng railway station - panoramio.jpg
Hoeryŏng Ch'ŏngnyŏn station
Korean name
Hangul
회령청년역
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHoeryeong Cheongnyeon-yeok
McCune–ReischauerHoeryŏng Ch'ŏngnyŏn-yŏk
General information
LocationHoeryŏng, North Hamgyŏng
North Korea
Coordinates42°26′42″N 129°44′33″E / 42.4449°N 129.7425°E / 42.4449; 129.7425Coordinates: 42°26′42″N 129°44′33″E / 42.4449°N 129.7425°E / 42.4449; 129.7425
Owned byKorean State Railway
History
Opened25 November 1917
Electrifiedyes
Previous namesHoeryŏng
Original companyChosen Government Railway
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
toward Rajin
Hambuk Line
toward Yusŏn
Hoeryŏng Colliery LineTerminus

There are locomotive servicing facilities at this station.[2]

HistoryEdit

Originally called Hoeryŏng station, it was opened on 25 November 1917 together with the rest of the P'ungsan-Hoeryŏng section of the former Hamgyŏng Line.[3] It received its current name after the establishment of the DPRK.

ServicesEdit

FreightEdit

Trains carrying coal from mines on the Hoeryŏng Colliery Line to the Kim Chaek Iron & Steel Complex at Kimchaek and the Ch'ŏngjin Steel Works in Ch'ŏngjin run regularly through this station.[2]

PassengerEdit

A number of passenger trains serve Hoeryŏng Ch'ŏngnyŏn station, including the semi-express trains 113/114, operating between West P'yŏngyang and Unsŏng via Ch'ŏngjin and Hoeryŏng.[1] There are also long-distance trains Kalma-Ch'ŏngjin-Hoeryŏng-Rajin; Ch'ŏngjin-Hoeryŏng-Rajin; Haeju-Ch'ŏngjin-Hoeryŏng-Unsŏng; and Tanch'ŏnCh'ŏngjin-Hoeryŏng-Tumangang. There is also a commuter service operated between Hoeryŏng and Sech'ŏn via Sinhakp'o.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ a b c The traffic and geography in North Korea: Hambuk Line (in Korean)
  3. ^ Japanese Government Railways, 鉄道停車場一覧 昭和12年10月1日現在 (The List of the Stations as of 1 October 1937), Kawaguchi Printing Company, Tokyo, 1937, pp 498–501, 504–505 (Japanese)