Sinansan Line

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Sin Ansan Line
신안산선(新安山線)
Sinansan
South Korea subway logo.svg
Statistics
Type Rapid transit
System Seoul Metropolitan Subway
Status Under Construction
Termini Yeouido
Jungang
No. of stations 13
Operation
Opened 2019
Technical
Line length 46.9 km (29.1 mi)
No. of tracks 2


The Sin Ansan Line (Hangul:신안산선, Hanja:新安山線, meaning "New Ansan Line") is the tentative name of a commuter rail line that will eventually link Cheongnyangni Station with western Gyeonggi province, passing through key areas of the Seoul metropolitan area, including Yeouido, Yeongdeungpo and Gwangmyeong Station.

Since this line is still in the planning stages, there are many possible routes on which this line could be laid, with the only definite section between Sinpung and Gwangmyeong Station. In particular, the section south of Gwangmyeong Station has led to heated disputes between the cities of Ansan and Siheung.

Ansan has requested for the line to be built almost perfectly south from Gwangmyeong Station so it terminates at Hanyang University at Ansan, passing through Seongpo-dong on the way. This would also open the possibilities for the trains on this line to travel to Suwon via the Suin Line. The consortium behind the construction of the Sin Ansan Line, however, seems to favor a line running southwest from Gwangmyeong Station and joining the Sosa-Wonsi Line, transferring with Line 4 and the Suin Line at Gongdan Station and terminating at southwestern Ansan. The city of Siheung has recently made a shocking request, in which the section in dispute does not pass through the city of Ansan at all, making the name "Sin Ansan Line" meaningless. The Siheung plan has the section go west from Gwangmyeong Station, intersect the Sosa-Wonsi Line at Siheung City Hall, and terminating at Wolgot Station.

The original plans had the line follow this route: (SW) - Yeongdeungpo - Yeongdeungpo Market - National Assembly - Gwangheungchang - Sinchon - (NE). Recent plans, however, indicate another possible route with less stations: (SW) - Yeongdeungpo - Yeouido - Sinchon - (NE). The list of stations below reflects the original plans of this section, but is very likely to change.

Initial maps of Line 10 - the forerunner of this line - also showed that the line could, instead of going through Sinchon - Dongnimmun - Hyehwa, pass through Gongdeok - Seoul Station - Dongdaemun Stadium. However, following the restoration of the Cheonggye Stream, under which Line 10 was to be laid, the former route seems much more likely.

Construction will begin in 2013 with the first section of this line (Gwangmyeong Station - Yeouido) is set to be opened in 2019 with the second section planned to open in 2022.[1]

History[edit]

  • 2007 June 7 : Feasibility Study Announcement
  • 2007 June 5 : The Primary Route Announced
  • 2008 March 20 : Second Route Announced
  • 2009 November 3 : Confirmed Gwangmyeong Southern Section Final Route
  • 2010 December 15 : Master Plan Presented
  • 2013 : Construction Begins
  • 2019 : Phase 1 Completion
  • 2022 : Phase 2 Completion

Sin Ansan Line[edit]

NOTE: The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs announced the station list on December 15, 2010.

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Station Type
Location
Seoul Station (planned) 서울 서울 Line 1 Line 4 AREX Gyeongui Underground
Seoul
Jung-gu
Gongdeok (planned) 공덕 孔德 Line 5 Line 6 AREX Gyeongui (late 2012) Underground
Mapo-gu
Yeouido (planned) 여의도 汝矣島 Line 5 Line 9 Underground
Yeongdeungpo-gu
Yeongdeungpo (planned) 영등포 永登浦 Line 1 via Gyeongbu Underground
Dorimsageori (planned) 도림사거리 道林사거리 Underground
Sinpung (planned) 신풍 新豊 Line 7 Underground
Daerimsamgeori (planned) 대림삼거리 大林삼거리 Underground
Guro-gu
Guro Digital Complex (planned) 구로디지털단지 九老디지털團地 Line 2 Underground
Doksan (planned) Underground
Geumcheon-gu
Siheungsageori (planned) 시흥사거리 始興사거리 Underground
Seoksu (planned) 석수 石水 Line 1 via Gyeongbu Underground
Gwangmyeong (planned) 광명 光明 KTX Gyeongbu, Honam & Line 1 via Gwangmyeong Shuttle Underground
Gyeonggi-do
Gwangmyeong-si
Mokgam (planned) 목감 牧甘 Underground
Siheung-si
Seongpo (planned) 성포 Underground
Ansan-si
Jungang (planned) 중앙 中央 Line 4 Underground

Siheung Branch Line[edit]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Station Type
Location
Gwangmyeong (planned) 광명 光明 KTX Gyeongbu, Honam & Line 1 via Gwangmyeong Shuttle Underground
Gyeonggi-do
Gwangmyeong-si
Siheung City Hall (planned) 시흥시청 始興市廳 Daegok–Sosa–Wonsi Line Underground
Hwarang (planned) Line 4 & Suin Line at Gongdan Underground
Wonsi (planned) 원시 Daegok–Sosa–Wonsi Line Underground
Songsan (planned) 성산 城山 Underground
USKR (planned) USKR USKR Aboveground

References[edit]

  1. ^ "신안산선 2013년 착공…안산~서울역 37분" (Korean Language). The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs. Retrieved 2011-07-20.