Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Iksan Station is on South Korea's high-speed KTX railway network, 243 km south of Yongsan Station. The station opened on January 1, 1915 and KTX trains on the Honam Line began services on April 1, 2004. The most notable incident to occur at this station, however, was an explosion which occurred at 9.15 p.m. on November 11, 1977. The explosion occurred as dynamite being transported from Incheon to Gwangju caught alight. The station was then known as "Iri Station", Iri being Iksan's former name.