|Owner||Korean State Railway|
|Locale|| P'yŏngyang |
|Type|| Heavy rail, Passenger/Freight|
Inter-city rail, Regional rail
|Depot(s)||P'yŏngyang, West P'yŏngyang, Hamhŭng|
|Opened||Stages between 1916-1965|
|Line length||819 km|
|Number of tracks||Single track|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||3000 V DC Overhead line|
The P'yŏngra Line is an electrified standard-gauge trunk line of the Korean State Railway in North Korea,running from P'yŏngyang to Rason,where it connects with the Hambuk Line.It is North Korea's main northeast–southwest rail line.
The 12.4 km (7.7 mi) section from Kowŏn to Kŭmya was originally opened by the Chosen Government Railway (Sentetsu) on 21 July 1916 as part of its Hamgyŏng Line.
The Ch'ŏngra Line was the name of a line planned by Sentetsu to run from Ch'ŏngjin to Rajin. On 1 February 1945 the Ch'ongjin−Ch'ongam section was opened,however due to the defeat of Japan in the Pacific War, Sentetsu was unable to complete the remainder of the line. After the end of the Korean War, construction of the line was resumed with the support of People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union, being completed on 10 June 1965.
Later, the P'yŏngwon Line, the Ch'ŏngra Line, and the Kowŏn−Ch'ŏngjin section of the Hamgyŏng Line were merged to create the P'yŏngra Line. With the construction of a new section between Kalli and Paesanjŏm the Ryongsŏng Line was separated from the former P'yŏngwon Line; in 1993 construction of the bypass between Puraesan and Kowŏn was completed.
The following passenger trains were scheduled on this line in the 2002 passenger timetable:
A yellow background in the "Distance" box indicates that section of the line is not electrified.
|Present||Original||Station Name||Former Name|
|Total||S2S||Total||S2S||Transcribed||Chosŏn'gŭl (Hanja)||Transcribed||Chosŏn'gŭl (Hanja)||Connections|
|-19.1||0.0||0.0||0.0||P'yŏngyang||평양 (平壤)|| P'yŏngbu Line, P'yŏngnam Line,|
P'yŏngdŏk Line, P'yŏngŭi Line
● Ch'ŏllima Line Yŏnggwang Stn
● Tram Line 1
|서평양 (西平壤)|| P'yŏngŭi Line |
● Tram Line 3
|-8.0||6.4||11.1||6.4||Sŏp'o||서포 (西浦)|| P'yŏngŭi Line, Ryongsŏng Line |
● Ch'ŏllima Line Sŏp'o Stn (planned)
|--||--||17.1||6.0||Ryongsŏng||룡성 (龍城)||Yongsŏng||용성 (龍城)||Now part of Ryongsŏng Line|
|0.0||8.0||--||--||Kalli||간리 (間里)||P'yŏngŭi Line, Sijŏng Line|
|--||--||24.2||7.1||Saedong||새동 (-)||Maram||마람 (馬嵐)||Now part of Ryongsŏng Line|
|15.3||7.1||26.4||2.2||Tongbungri||동북리 (東北里)||Ryongsŏng Line|
|25.0||4.5||36.1||4.5||P'yŏngsŏng||평성 (平城)||Sainjang||사인장 (舍人場)|
|31.3||6.3||42.4||6.3||Ponghak||봉학 (鳳鶴)||Ponghak Line|
|47.3||8.3||58.4||8.3||Sunch'ŏn||순천 (順川)||Manp'o Line|
|50.8||3.5||61.9||3.5||Sillyŏnp'o||신련포 (新蓮浦)||Pongha||봉하 (鳳下)||Taegŏn Line|
|56.8||6.0||67.9||6.0||Ŭnsan||은산 (殷山)|| Changsŏn'gang Line,|
|67.0||5.6||78.1||5.6||Sinch'ang||신창 (新倉)||Ch'ŏnsŏng Colliery Line|
|83.7||8.2||94.8||8.2||Sinsŏngch'ŏn||신성천 (新成川)||P'yŏngdŏk Line|
|104.5||8.0||115.6||8.0||Sinyang||신양 (新陽)||Tongwŏn||동원 (東元)|
|163.3||5.2||174.4||5.2||Yodŏk||요덕 (耀德)||Kwanp'yŏng||관평 (館坪)|
|174.6||5.3||185.7||5.3||Munp'il||문필 (文筆)||Ch'ŏnsŏng||천성 (泉城)|
|186.3||3.7||197.4||3.7||Tunjŏn||둔전 (屯田)||Kowŏn Colliery Line|
|188.2||1.9||199.3||1.9||P'alhŭng||팔흥 (八興)||Inhŭng||인흥 (仁興)|
|Kowŏn||고원 (高原)|| Kangwŏn Line |
Former division point between
P'yŏngwŏn Line and Hamgyŏng Line.
Original distsance from Wŏnsan.
|225.0||7.4||54.4||7.4||Kŭmya||금야 (金野)||Yŏnghŭng||영흥 (永興)||Kŭmya Line|
|233.4||8.4||62.8||8.4||Inhŭng||인흥 (仁興)||Majang||마장 (馬場)|
|282.3||8.2||111.7||8.2||Hamju||함주 (咸州)||Hamnam Hŭngsang||함남흥상|
|294.5||6.3||123.9||12.2||Hamhŭng||함흥 (咸興)|| Sinhŭng Line,|
(Hamhŭng Marshalling Yard)
|303.3||4.9||132.7||8.8||Ch'anghŭng||창흥 (昌興)||Pon'gung||본궁 (本宮)||Ch'anghŭng Line|
|309.9||6.6||139.3||6.6||Hŭngnam||흥남 (興南)||Pinallon Line, Sŏho Line|
|312.5||2.6||141.9||2.6||Sŏho||서호 (西湖)||Sŏhojin||서호진 (西湖津)||Sŏho Line|
|326.7||4.8||156.1||9.7||Ryŏho||려호 (呂湖)||Yŏho||여호 (呂湖)|
|330.9||4.2||160.3||4.2||Ragwŏn||락원 (樂園)||T'oejo||퇴조 (退潮)|
|352.1||8.1||181.5||8.1||Ryong'un||룡운 (龍雲)||Yong'un||용운 (龍雲)|
|357.1||5.0||186.5||5.0||Hongwŏn||홍원 (洪原)||Chŏnjin||전진 (前津)|
|376.4||5.9||205.8||2.3||P'ung'ŏ||풍어 (豊漁)||Yŏngmu||영무 (靈武)|
|411.9||4.1||241.3||8.9||Sinbukch'ŏng||신북청 (新北靑)||Tŏksŏng Line|
|417.3||5.4||246.7||5.4||Kyŏngan||경안 (景安)||Sinch'ang||신창 (新昌)|
|434.4||3.8||263.8||3.8||Rahŭng||라흥 (羅興)||Nahŭng||나흥 (羅興)||Riwŏn Line|
|437.7||3.3||267.1||3.3||Chŭngsan||증산 (曾山)||Riwŏn Line|
|447.9||3.4||277.3||3.4||Songdan||송단 (松端)||Iwŏn||이원 (利原)|
|451.6||3.7||281.0||3.7||Riwŏn||리원 (利原)||Kunsŏn||군선 (群仙)|
|472.8||5.9||302.2||5.9||Sindanch'ŏn||신단천 (新端川)||Yonggang||용강 (龍崗)|
|478.4||5.6||307.8||5.6||Omongri||오몽리 (吾夢里)||Tuŏn Line|
|Tanch'ŏn||단천 (端川)||Hŏch'ŏn Line|
|491.7||3.7||321.1||8.6||Yŏhaejin||여해진 (汝海津)||Tuŏn Line, Kŭmgol Line|
|498.9||7.2||328.3||7.2||Ryongdae||룡대 (龍臺)||Yongdae||용대 (龍臺)|
|525.5||6.4||354.9||6.4||Kimch'aek||김책 (金策)||Sŏngjin||성진 (城津)|
|531.8||6.3||361.2||6.3||Changp'yŏng||장평 (長坪)||Sinsŏngjin||신성진 (新城津)|
|534.5||2.7||363.9||2.7||Haksŏng||학성 (鶴城)||Nongsŏng||농성 (農城)|
|538.9||4.4||368.3||4.4||Songsang||송상 (松上)||Hakchung||학중 (鶴中)|
|562.2||10.0||389.6||8.0||Rodong||로동 (蘆洞)||Nodong||노동 (蘆洞)|| Ilt'an Line |
|Kilju||길주 (吉州)||Paektusan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line|
|585.5||6.1||414.9||6.1||Myŏngch'ŏn||명천 (明川)||Koch'am||고참 (古站)||Koch'am Colliery Line|
|598.7||4.5||428.1||4.5||Ryongban||룡반 (龍蟠)||Myŏngch'ŏn||명천 (明川)|
|607.2||4.5||436.6||4.5||Ryongdong||룡동 (龍洞)||Yongdong||용동 (龍洞)|
|612.0||4.8||441.4||4.8||Samhyang||삼향 (三鄕)||Yŏngan||영안 (永安)|
|650.7||9.3||480.1||9.3||Ŏrang||어랑 (漁郞)||Hoemun||회문 (會文)|
|660.3||9.6||489.7||9.6||Ryonghyŏn||룡현 (龍峴)||Yonghyŏn||용현 (龍峴)||Taehyang Line|
|667.5||7.2||496.9||7.2||Kyŏngsŏng||경성 (鏡城)||Chuŭl||주을 (朱乙)|
|680.2||8.1||509.6||8.1||Sŭngam||승암 (勝岩)||Kyŏngsŏng||경성 (鏡城)|
|688.5||8.3||517.9||8.3||Ranam||라남 (羅南)||Nanam||나남 (羅南)|
|694.4||5.9||↓||↓||Namgangdŏk||남강덕 (南康德)||Kangdŏk Line|
(Ch'ŏngjin West Port)
(Ch'ŏngjin Fishing Port)
|Ch'ŏngjin||청진 (淸津)|| Ch'ŏngjinhang Line |
Former division point between
Hamgyŏng Line and Ch'ŏngra Line
|704.7||3.1||3.1||3.1||Ch'ŏng'am||청암 (靑岩)||Hambuk Line|
|712.6||7.9||11.0||7.9||Kŭmbawi||금바위 (-)||Ch'ŏngam||청암 (靑岩)|
|782.8||6.8||81.2||6.8||Rajin||라진 (羅津)||Hambuk Line, Rajinhang Line|
Rail transport in North Korea is provided by Korean State Railway which is the only rail operator in North Korea. It has a network of over 6,000 km of track, of which the vast majority is standard gauge; there is, however, nearly 400 km of narrow-gauge lines (762 mm) in various locations around the country.
The Korean State Railway, commonly called the State Rail is the operating arm of the Ministry of Railways of North Korea and has its headquarters at P'yŏngyang. The current Minister of Railways is Chang Jun Song.
The P'yŏngbu Line is an electrified standard-gauge trunk line of the Korean State Railway running from P'yŏngyang to Kaesŏng in North Korea and further south across the DMZ to Seoul in South Korea; the name comes from the two (theoretical) termini of the line: P'yŏngyang and Busan.
Rajin station is a railway station in Rajin-guyŏk, Rasŏn Special City, North Korea. It is the junction point and terminus of both the Hambuk and P'yŏngra lines of the Korean State Railway. It is also the starting point of a freight-only branchline to Rajin Port station.
North Korea has a railway system consisting of an extensive network of standard-gauge lines and a smaller network of 762 mm (30.0 in) narrow-gauge lines; the latter are to be found around the country, but the most important lines are in the northern part of the country. All railways in North Korea are operated by the state-owned Korean State Railway.
Ch'ŏngjin Ch'ŏngnyŏn station is the central railway station in Ch'ŏngjin-si, North Hamgyŏng Province, North Korea. It is the junction point of the Hambuk Line and the P'yŏngra Line of the Korean State Railway, and is the beginning of the Ch'ŏngjinhang Line to Ch'ŏngjin Port.
The Kaech'ŏn Line is an electrified standard-gauge secondary line of the Korean State Railway running from Sinanju on the P'yŏngŭi Line to Kaech'ŏn on the Manp'o Line.
The Ŭnnyul Line is a non-electrified standard-gauge secondary line of the Korean State Railway in the North and South Hwanghae provinces of North Korea, running from Ŭnp'a to Ch'ŏlgwang. It is an important line in economic terms, connecting the agricultural and ore-producing areas of Kwail and Ŭnnyul counties with the rest of the DPRK.
The Kangdŏk Line is an electrified standard-gauge secondary line of the North Korean State Railway running from Namgangdŏk on the P'yŏngra Line to Susŏng on the Hambuk Line.
The Manp'o Line is an electrified standard-gauge trunk line of the North Korean State Railway running from Sunch'ŏn on the P'yŏngra Line to Manp'o on the Pukpu Line. The line continues on from Manp'o to Ji'an, China.
The Paektusan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line is an electrified standard-gauge secondary mainline of the Korean State Railway running from Kilju on the P'yŏngra Line to Hyesan on the Pukbunaeryuk Line; it connects to the narrow gauge Paengmu Line at Paeg'am Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station, and to the Samjiyŏn Line at Wiyŏn Ch'ŏngnyŏn Station.
The Hambuk Line is an electrified standard-gauge trunk line of the Korean State Railway in North Korea, running from Ch'ŏngjin) on the P'yŏngra Line to Rajin, likewise on the P'yŏngra line.
The Kangwŏn Line is a 145.8 km (90.6 mi) electrified standard-gauge trunk line of the Korean State Railway of North Korea, connecting Kowŏn on the P'yŏngra Line to P'yŏnggang, providing an east–west connection between the P'yŏngra and Ch'ŏngnyŏn Ich'ŏn lines.
Tumangang station is a railway station in Tumangang-rodongjagu, Sŏnbong, Rasŏn Special City, North Korea, on the Hongŭi Line of the Korean State Railway.
Hongŭi station is a railway station in Hongŭi-ri, Sŏnbong county, Rasŏn Special City, North Korea; it is the junction point of the Hongŭi and Hambuk lines of the Korean State Railway.
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.
Namyang station is a railway station in Namyang-rodongjagu, Onsŏng county, North Hamgyŏng, North Korea, on the Hambuk Line of the Korean State Railway, and there is a bridge across the Tumen River, giving a connection to the Chinese railway network at Tumen, China via the Namyang Border Line.
Namp'o station is a railway station in Hanggu-guyŏk, Namp'o Special City, North Korea on the P'yŏngnam Line of the Korean State Railway, as well as the starting point of the Tojiri Line. There is an engine house northwest of the station in Munhwa-dong, Hanggu-guyŏk.
Kaech'ŏn station is a railway station in Kaech'ŏn municipal city, South P'yŏngan province, North Korea, on the Manp'o Line of the Korean State Railway; it is also the starting point of the Kaech'ŏn Line to Sinanju, of the Choyang Colliery Line to Choyang Colliery and the Chunhyŏk Line to Chunhyŏngri.
Manp'o Ch'ŏngnyŏn station is a railway station in Manp'o municipal city, Chagang Province, North Korea, on the Manp'o Line of the Korean State Railway; it is also the starting point of the Pukbunaeryuk Line to Hyesan and of the Unha Line to Unha.