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Buljeong Station

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Learn about Buljeong Station, a retired train stop along the Mungyeong Line.

Buljeong Station (불정역; map) is a retired rail stop on the defunct Mungyeong Line (문경선) a few hundred meters east of the Jinnamgyoban Area in Mungyeong City (문경시; map).

A picture of the closed Buljeong Station along the Saejae Bicycle Path in Mungyeong City, South Korea.
Buljeong Station hosted coal trains, rail bikes, a pension, and now a doll museum.

Buljeong Station (불정역; map) is a retired rail stop on the defunct Mungyeong Line (문경선) a few hundred meters east of the Jinnamgyoban Area in Mungyeong City (문경시; map).

Built in 1954, workers assembled Buljeong Station from stones fetched from the nearby Yeong River (영강; map), giving its main building a rustic cabin form.

In its heyday, Buljeong Station’s main customers weren’t people. The station loaded 4,500 tons of coal per day, dug from nearby mountains onto train carriages, powering Korea’s development after the Korean War.

A picture of the Mungyeong Buljeong Station Certification Center near Buljeong Train Station on the Saejae Bicycle Path (새재자전거길) in Mungyeong City (문경시), South Korea.
Find the Mungyeong Buljeong Station Certification Center near Buljeong Train Station just past the Jinnamgyoban Area.

When Buljeong Station closed in 1993, Mungyeong City tried a few schemes to keep the station active.

Because of Buljeong Station’s remote location, both the pension and railbike section closed in the mid-2010s.

Opened in 2017, the Arario Doll Opera House (아라리오인형 오페라하우스; map) now occupies Buljeong Station’s main building.