Kumgangsan Chongnyon Station

Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn
Korean name
Hangul 금강산청년역
Revised Romanization Geumgangsan Cheongnyeon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn-yŏk
General information
Location Kosŏng,
Kangwŏn Province
North Korea
Owned by Korean State Railway
Line(s) Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line
Opened 16 September 1932
Electrified yes
Previous names Oegŭmgang
Original company Chosen Government Railway
Preceding station   Korean State Railway   Following station
toward Anbyŏn
Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line
toward Jejin (ROK)

Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station is a railway station in Kosŏng county, Kangwŏn province, North Korea[1] on the Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line of the Korean State Railway.[2]


The station, originally called Oegŭmgang Station, was opened on 16 September 1932 by the Chosen Government Railway, along with the rest of the fifth section of the original Tonghae Pukpu Line from Changjŏn to Oegŭmgang (nowadays called Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn).


Due to the partition of Korea, Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn station is the terminus for domestic passenger trains operating on the line.[2] In 2007, after the reconstruction of the disused section between Kamho and Chejin in the South, passenger trains began operating from the south to bring southern tourists to the Mount Kŭmgang Tourist Region.[3] More than one million civilian visitors crossed the DMZ until the route was closed following the shooting death of a 53-year-old South Korean tourist in July 2008.[4]


  1. Road map of Korea, North and South, published December 2010 by Freytag and Berndt, Vienna, Austria, ISBN 978-3-7079-0974-6
  2. 1 2 Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  3. "Trans-Korean Railway" (PDF). Korean Rail Technology (English). 9: 09–11. September 2007.
  4. "ROK woman tourist shot dead at DPRK resort". China Daily. July 12, 2008.

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