Sariwon Chongnyon station

Sariwŏn Ch'ŏngnyŏn station is the central railway station of Sariwŏn, 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] It is also the northern terminus of the Hwanghae Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line.[1]

Sariwŏn Ch'ŏngnyŏn

사리원청년
Korean name
Hangul
사리원청년역
Hanja
Revised RomanizationSariwoncheongnyeon-yeok
McCune–ReischauerSariwŏnch'ŏngnyŏn-yŏk
General information
LocationSariwŏn-si,
North Hwanghae
North Korea
Owned byKorean State Railway
History
Opened1906
Electrifiedyes
Services
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
toward P'yŏngyang
P'yŏngbu Line
TerminusHwanghae Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line

The station was opened in 1906, at the same time as the line itself. In 1945, when the division of Korea took place, Sariwŏn station became the end point of the North Korean section of the former Kyŏngŭi Line; however, at the end of the Korean War, with Kaesŏng becoming part of North Korea, the latter station became the terminus of the P'yŏngbu Line, as the line was renamed. It was given the current name, Sariwŏn Ch'ŏngnyŏn station, in 1974.

ReferencesEdit

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

Coordinates: 38°30′10″N 125°45′52″E / 38.50278°N 125.76444°E / 38.50278; 125.76444