Dorasan Station is a railroad station located on the Gyeongui Line, which at a time, connected South and North Korea. It is located 56 kilometers (34 miles) from Seoul Station and 205 kilometers (127 miles) from Pyongyang in the north.
On June 15, 2000, South Korea and North Korea agreed to connect the Gyeongui Line which would link both countries. The railroad line was finally connected at the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) on June 14, 2003.
In late 2007, freight trains with industrial supplies began traveling into North Korea on a daily basis. However, on December 1, 2008, the border was closed by the government of North Korea and the freight trains stopped.
On February 20, 2002, President Kim Dae Jung and President George Bush drew worldwide attention when they met here as symbol of peace and hope for the one day reunification of the divided country.