Busan–Gimhae Light Rail Transit

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Busan-Gimhae LRT / BGL
부산-김해 경전철(釜山-金海輕電鐵)
Busan-Gimhae Gyeongjeoncheol
South Korea subway logo.svg
Airport Gimhae 3.jpg
Statistics
Type Rapid transit
System Busan Subway
Status Open
Termini Sasang
Samgye
No. of stations 21
Service routes 1
Operation
Opened Sept. 9, 2011
Operator(s) B&G Metro
Technical
Line length 23.92 km (14.86 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Busan–Gimhae Light Rail Transit is a light metro system between the cities of Busan and Gimhae in South Korea. The line has a length of 23.92 km with 21 stations, and a design capacity of 176,000 passengers per day.[1] The line opened to the public on September 9, 2011.

Construction of the line started in February 2006, and after repeated delays, it was set to open on July 29, 2011; however, opening of the line was once postponed indefinitely due to noise abatement issues. The line finally opened on September 9, 2011,[2] with one week of free service and revenue service starting on September 17.

Technology[edit]

The line is a joint venture between POSCO and Hyundai Rotem, and has a budget of 9,738 billion won.[1] The line uses a dedicated fleet of 2-car trains built by Rotem, a member of Hyundai Motor Group. The line is fully automated and will use standard gauge.[3]

Stations[edit]

Gimhae National Museum station.
Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
1
Sasang 사상
(서부터미널)

(서부터미널)
Line 2
---
0.0
Busan
Sasang-gu
2
Gwaebeop Renecite 괘법르네시떼
(강변공원)
르네시떼
(강변공원)
0.6
0.6
3
Seobusan Yutongjigu
(West Busan Logistics Park)
서부산유통지구
(금호마을)
西
(금호마을)
2.2
2.8
Gangseo-gu
4
Gimhae Int'l Airport 공항
0.9
3.7
5
Deokdu 덕두
1.7
5.4
6
Deunggu 등구
1.7
7.1
7
Daejeo 대저 Line 3
1.7
7.8
8
Pyeonggang 평강
0.8
8.6
9
Daesa 대사
1.1
9.7
10
Buram 불암
1.0
10.7
Gyeongsangnam-do
Gimhae
11
Jinae 지내
0.5
12.2
12
Gimhae College 김해대학
(안동)

()
0.7
12.9
13
Inje University 인제대
(활천)

()
1.8
14.7
14
Gimhae City Hall 김해시청
1.1
15.8
15
Buwon 부원
1.5
17.3
16
Bonghwang 봉황
(전하)

(전하)
0.8
18.1
17
Royal Tomb of King Suro 수로왕릉
(김해여객터미널)

(김해여객터미널)
0.5
18.6
18
Gimhae National Museum 박물관
0.6
20.2
19
Yeonji Park 연지공원
1.0
21.2
20
Presbyterian University 장신대
(화정)

()
1.5
22.7
21
Kaya University 가야대
(삼계)

()
0.7
23.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit Co Ltd (BGL) (Korea, South), URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND OPERATORS". Jane's Information Group. Archived from the original on 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  2. ^ 최병길 (2011-08-29). "부산~김해경전철 다음달 9일 개통" [Busan-Gimhae Light Rail to begin its operation from the 9th of next month] (in Korean). Yonhap. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  3. ^ "경전철소개" (in Korean). Busan Gimhae Light Rail Transit Co. Ltd. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 

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