Panmun station

P'anmun station is a railway station located in the Kaesŏng Industrial Region, North Hwanghae province, North Korea.[1] It is 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.[1]


Panmun station.jpg
View of the station yard
Korean name
Revised RomanizationPanmun-yeok
General information
LocationKaesŏng Industrial Region,
North Hwanghae Province
North Korea
Owned byKorean State Railway
Operated byKorean State Railway
Platforms1 (1 side platform)
Opened1 April 1908
Preceding station DPRKRailway -vector.svg Korean State Railway Following station
towards P'yŏngyang
P'yŏngbu Line
Not in regular service
Dorasan (ROK)


Although the Kyŏngŭi Line was originally opened on 3 April 1906, the station itself was opened for passenger and freight service on 1 April 1908; the station was closed after the Korean War. The station, as well as the disused section from Kaesŏng across the DMZ to Dorasan, was rebuilt in 2003, and a special train inaugurating the reopened line ran on 17 May 2007. Regular freight service began between Dorasan and the Kaesŏng Industrial Region,[2] and although passenger service for South Korean workers exists between Dorasan and the Kaesŏng Industrial Area, apart from the inaugural special train, there has been no passenger service to P'anmun station. The freight and passenger services have been interrupted several times as a result of political events between North and South that have caused the closure of the industrial district; it was reopened on 16 September 2013 after a five-month shutdown.[3] After a 10-year shutdown, on 30 November 2018 the first South Korean train arrived towards Panmun station and crossed the DMZ.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ a b Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  2. ^ "First Regular Train Service Crossess Inter-Korean Border". Korea Report. 11 December 2007. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  3. ^ K .J. Kwon (16 September 2013). "North and South Korea reopen Kaesong Industrial Complex". CNN. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  4. ^ "South Korean trains venture over the border for first time in a decade to fix the North's dilapidated railway | South China Morning Post". Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  5. ^ "South Korean train crosses DMZ into North Korea - BBC News4; South China Morning Post". Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  6. ^ Washington Post

Coordinates: 37°55′41″N 126°38′36″E / 37.92806°N 126.64333°E / 37.92806; 126.64333