Unha Line

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Unha Line
Overview
Native name운하선 (運河線)
Type Heavy rail, Regional rail, Freight rail
StatusOperational
Locale Manp'o-si, Chagang
Termini Manp'o Ch'ŏngnyŏn
Unha
Stations3
Operation
Opened1 February 1939
Owner Chosen Government Railway (1939–1945)
Korean State Railway (1945 to date)
Technical
Line length6.5 km (4.0 mi)
Number of tracksSingle track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 3000 V DC Catenary
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Unha
Unha Line
Chosŏn'gŭl
운하선
Hancha
Revised Romanization Unha-seon
McCune–Reischauer Unha-sŏn

The Unha Line is an electrified railway line of the Korean State Railway in Manp'o city, Chagang Province, North Korea, running from Manp'o on the Manp'o Line to Unha. [1]

Korean State Railway

The Korean State Railway is the operating arm of the Ministry of Railways of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and has its headquarters at P'yŏngyang. The current Minister of Railways is Jang Hyuk, who has held the position since 2015.

Manpo Municipal City in Chagang Province, North Korea

Manpho is a city of northwestern Chagang Province, North Korea. As of 2008, it had an estimated population of 116,760. It looks across the border to the city of Ji'an, Jilin province, China.

Chagang Province Province in Kwansŏ, North Korea

Chagang Province is a province in North Korea; it is bordered by China's Jilin and Liaoning provinces to the north, Ryanggang and South Hamgyong to the east, South Pyongan to the south, and North Pyongan to the west. Chagang was formed in 1949, after being demarcated from North Pyongan. The provincial capital is Kanggye.

History

The Unha Line was opened by the Chosen Government Railway on 1 February 1939, together with the final section of the Manp'o Line running from Kanggye to Manp'o. [2]

Chosen Government Railway

The Chosen Government Railway was a state-owned railway company in Korea under Japanese rule. It was a department of the Railway Bureau of the Government-General of Korea, whose functions were the management and operation of railways in Korea, as well as the supervision of privately owned railway companies.

Kanggye Station is a railway station in Kanggye municipal city, Chagang Province, North Korea, on the Manp'o Line of the Korean State Railway; it is also the starting point of the narrow-gauge Kanggye Line to Rangrim.

Route

A yellow background in the "Distance" box indicates that section of the line is not electrified.

Distance (km)Station NameFormer Name
TotalS2STranscribedChosŏn'gŭl (Hanja)TranscribedChosŏn'gŭl (Hanja)Connections
0.00.0Manp'o Ch'ŏngnyŏn만포청년 (満浦青年) Manp'o Line, Pukbunaeryuk Line
3.03.0Kuo구오 (九五)
6.53.5Unha운하 (運河)

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References

  1. Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō) ISBN   978-4-10-303731-6
  2. 朝鮮総督府官報 (The Public Journal of the Governor-General of Korea), Shōwa No. 3598, 19 January 1939 (in Japanese)