Chungbuk Line

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충북선
Chungbuk Line
Overview
Type Freight/Passenger
Termini Jochiwon Station, Yeongi, Chungcheongnam-do
Bongyang Station, Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do
Stations 16
Operation
Opening 1 November 1921
Owner Korea Rail Network Authority
Operator(s) Korail
Technical
Line length 110.6 km (68.72 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 25kV 60Hz Overhead Lines
Operating speed 100 km/h (62 mph)
Route map
Chungbuk line KORAIL.PNG

The Chungbuk Line(충북선, 忠北線) is a railway line serving North Chungcheong Province in South Korea. The line connects Jochiwon on the Gyeongbu Line to Bongyang on the Jungang Line, serving the major cities of Cheongju and Chungju en route. Cheongju International Airport is located near the rail line.

History[edit]

The Chungbuk Line was opened along its full length on January 10, 1959.[1]

Upgrade[edit]

The entire line was electrified on 30 March 2005.[2] 110.6 km (68.7 mi) of the 115.0 km (71.5 mi) line was double-tracked.[1]

On September 1, 2010, the South Korean government announced a strategic plan to reduce travel times from Seoul to 95% of the country to under 2 hours by 2020. As part of the plan, the Chungbuk Line is to be upgraded for 230 km/h and may see KTX service.[3]

Major Stations[edit]

(from Daejeon/Sintanjin station)

(to Jecheon station)

Famous station[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "경영원칙 > 경영공시 > 영업현황 > 영업거리현황". Korail. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Electricity Almanac 2009". Korea Electric Association. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Bullet trains coming to a town near you by 2020". JoongAng Daily. 2010-09-02. Retrieved 2010-10-27.