Bundang Line

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     Bundang Line
South Korea subway logo.svg
Korail Class 351000 EMU 3rd batch.jpg
Overview
Native name 분당선(盆唐線)
Bundangseon
Type Rapid transit
System Seoul Metropolitan Subway
Status Operational
Termini Wangsimni
Suwon
Stations 36
Operation
Opening 1 September 1994
Operator(s) Korail
Technical
Line length 52.9 km (32.9 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Operating speed Around 30km/h or over 50km/h
(longer distances between certain stations)
Route map
Line 2, 5, Jungang Line
Wangsimni K210
Seoul Forest K211
Han River
Apgujeongrodeo K212
Line 7
Gangnam-gu Office K213
Line 9
Seonjeongneung K214
Line 2
Seolleung K215
Hanti K216
Line 3
Dogok K217
Guryong K218
Gaepo-dong K219
Daemosan K220
Line 3
Suseo K221
Seoul Ring Expressway
Line 8
Bokjeong K222
Seoul/Gyeonggi
Gachon Univ. K223
Taepyeong K224
Line 8
Moran K225
Yatap K226
Yeoju Line
Imae K227
Seohyeon K228
Sunae K229
Sin Bundang Line
Jeongja K230
Migeum K231
Ori K232
Jukjeon K233
Maintenance Depot
Bojeong K234
Guseong K235
Singal K236
Yeongdong Expressway
Gugal Station
Giheung K237
EverLine
Sanggal K238
Gyeongbu Expressway
Cheongmyeong K239
Yeongtong K240
Mangpo K241
Maetan K242
Suwon City Hall K243
Maegyo K244
Line 1
Suwon K245
Suin Line

The Bundang Line is a subway line in the Seoul Capital Area operated by Korail. The name 'Bundang Line' refers to the fact that the line was originally constructed for the new planned town of Bundang. The line starts in central eastern Seoul at Wangsimni, crossing Gangnam District and connecting the cities of Seongnam and Yongin, while terminating at Suwon Station.

The Bundang Line was first opened in September 1994 between Suseo and Ori. It was extended from Suseo to Seolleung in September 2003. On November 26, 2004, a temporary terminal station named Bojeong was opened near the Bundang Line Train Depot, and on December 24, 2007, Jukjeon Station was opened between Ori and Bojeong Stations. On December 28, 2011, a new Bojeong station, as well as Guseong, Singal, and Giheung stations were opened.[1] On October 6, 2012, the line was extended to Wangsimni Station and on December 1, 2012 to Mangpo Station. On November 30, 2013, the final extension to Suwon Station was opened, allowing connections to Line 1, and express service was launched. The Suin Line, which will see through service through the Bundang Line, is slated to open in December 2017, which will create a long line from Wangsimni Station to Incheon Station.

Operation[edit]

Trains run every 4~5 minutes during rush hours & every 7~8 minutes during off peak hours between Wangsimni and Jukjeon. Trains run at half the frequency between Jukjeon and Suwon, except during rush hours.

All northbound trains terminate at Wangsimni, except during night time where they terminate at Jukjeon. Half of the southbound services head to Suwon, and another half head Jukjeon. Express train service stop at all stops between Wangsimni and Jukjeon, and thereafter at Giheung, Mangpo, Suwon City Hall and Suwon. The express service only operates during rush hours on weekdays.

Rolling Stock[edit]

The Bundang Line uses Korail Class 351000 trains. The rolling stock is the same class used on Line 4 because they were all originally classified as Class 2000 trains. First generation trains (trainsets 351-01~351-22) were introduced since the line's opening, second generation trains (trainsets 351-23~351-28) were introduced when the Bundang Line was extended from Suseo to Seolleung in 2003, and third generation trains (351-29~351-60) are currently being introduced as more extensions open; trainsets 351-29~351-43 have been delivered and are on property, and all are currently in service. Trainsets 351-44~351-60 are expected to be delivered when the rest of the Suin Line opens.

Stations[edit]

Station
Number
Station
Name

English
Station
Name

Hangul
Station
Name

Hanja
Transfer
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
K210
Wangsimni 왕십리 ‹See TfD›  2 
‹See TfD›  5 
‹See TfD›  Gyeongui–​Jungang 
0.0
0.0
Seoul
Seongdong-gu
K211
Seoul Forest 서울숲 서울숲
2.2
2.2
K212
Apgujeong
rodeo
압구정
로데오

로데오
1.9
4.1
Gangnam-gu
K213
Gangnam-gu
Office
강남구청 ‹See TfD›  7 
1.2
5.3
K214
Seonjeongneung 선정릉 ‹See TfD›  9 
0.7
6.0
K215
Seolleung 선릉 ‹See TfD›  2 
0.7
6.7
K216
Hanti 한티 한티
1.0
7.7
K217
Dogok 도곡 ‹See TfD›  3 
0.7
8.4
K218
Guryong 구룡
0.6
9.0
K219
Gaepo-dong 개포동
0.7
9.7
K220
Daemosan 대모산
입구
0.6
10.3
K221
Suseo 수서 西 ‹See TfD›  3 
KTX logo.svg Suseo HSR (2016)
KTX logo.svg Honam HSR (2017)
3.0
13.3
K222
Bokjeong 복정 ‹See TfD›  8 
3.2
16.5
Songpa-gu
K223
Gachon University 가천대
2.4
18.9
Gyeonggi
-do
Seongnam
-si
Sujeong
-gu
K224
Taepyeong 태평
1.0
19.9
K225
Moran 모란 ‹See TfD›  8 
0.9
20.8
Jungwon
-gu
K226
Yatap 야탑
2.3
23.1
Bundang
-gu
K227
Imae 이매 ‹See TfD›  Yeoju  (2015)
1.7
24.8
K228
Seohyeon 서현
1.4
26.2
K229
Sunae 수내
1.1
27.3
K230
Jeongja 정자 ‹See TfD›  Shinbundang 
1.6
28.9
K231
Migeum 미금
1.8
30.7
K232
Ori 오리
1.1
31.8
K233
Jukjeon 죽전
1.8
33.6
Yongin
-si
Suji-gu
K234
Bojeong 보정
1.3
34.9
Giheung
-gu
K235
Guseong 구성
1.6
36.5
K236
Singal 신갈
1.6
38.1
K237
Giheung 기흥 ‹See TfD›  EverLine 
1.4
39.5
K238
Sanggal 상갈
1.9
41.4
K239
Cheongmyeong 청명
2.8
44.2
Suwon
-si
Yeongtong
-gu
K240
Yeongtong 영통
1.1
45.3
K241
Mangpo 망포
1.5
46.8
K242
Maetan-
Gwonseon
매탄권선
1.8
48.6
K243
Suwon City
Hall
수원시청
1.4
50.0
Gwonseon
-gu
K244
Maegyo 매교
1.4
51.4
Paldal
-gu
K245
Suwon 수원 ‹See TfD›  1 
‹See TfD›  Suin  (2016)
KTX logo.svg Gyeongbu
Korail logo.svg Saemaul-ho services
Korail logo.svg Mugunghwa-ho services
1.5
52.9

The reconstructed Suin Line will see direct service through the Bundang Line, but this will not happen until its final section between Suwon Station and Hanyang University at Ansan Station is completed in 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Date Announced For Southern Bundang Extension". Kojects. November 13, 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 

See also[edit]