Suin Line

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Suin Line
수인선(水仁線)
Suinseon
South Korea subway logo.svg
Korail Emu 351060 3rd.JPG
Statistics
Type Rapid transit
System Seoul Metropolitan Subway
Status Operational
Termini Suwon
Incheon
No. of stations 27
Operation
Opened August 5, 1937 (original route)
June 30, 2012 (Phase 1)
2014 (Phase 2)
December 2015 (Phase 3)
(new route)
Closed December 31, 1995 (original route)
Technical
Line length 25.9 km (16.1 mi)
No. of tracks 2

The Suin Line (Suwon-Incheon) is a rail line serving the Seoul Capital Area.

Its route is similar to the formerly narrow-gauge railway in South Korea that connected Suwon to Namincheon via Ansan and Siheung, which was abandoned in 1995. However, the Suin Line is currently being reconstructed in standard gauge and double track as an integral part of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway network and will open in three phases. Phase 1 opened on June 30, 2012 from Oido Station to Songdo station, Phase 2 will open in 2014 as an extension from Songdo station to Incheon station and on December 2015, Phase 3 will open between Suwon station and Hanyang Univ. at Ansan station, and will merge with the Bundang Line.

Stations[edit]

Current alignment[edit]

Opened June 30, 2012

Construction of the new Suin Line began on December 28, 2004. The line between Oido and Songdo opened on 05:30 KST, June 30, 2012 and it is expected to open between Incheon and Oido (and thus Hanyang University by Line 4) in 2015, while the remainder will not be in operation till 2016.[1] The new line will follow the following route.

Phase Station
number
Station name Transfer Line name Station
distance
Total
distance
Location
Romanized Hangul Hanja in km
Phase 3 (2016) K245 Suwon 수원 水原 Gyeongbu
Line 1
Bundang
KTX logo.svg Gyeongbu
Korail logo.svg Saemaul-ho services
Korail logo.svg Mugunghwa-ho services
Suin Line
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0.0
Gyeonggi-do Suwon
K246 Gosaek 고색 古索
K247 Bongdam 봉담 峰潭
K248 Eocheon 어천 漁川 Hwaseong
K249 Yamok 야목 野牧
K250 Sa-ri 사리 四里 Ansan
449 Hanyang Univ. at Ansan 한대앞 漢大前站 Line 4
(Shared Line)
Ansan Line
1.5
1.5
450 Jungang 중앙 中央
1.6
3.1
451 Gojan 고잔 古棧
1.4
4.5
452 Choji 초지 草芝
1.5
6.0
453 Ansan 안산 安山
1.8
7.8
454 Singil oncheon 신길온천 新吉溫泉
2.2
10.0
455 Jeongwang 정왕 正往
2.9
12.9
Siheung
Phase 1
(Opened)
456 Oido 오이도 烏耳島
1.4
14.3
K251 Darwol1 달월 達月 Suin Line
K252 Wolgot 월곶 月串
3.6
17.9
K253 Soraepogu 소래포구 蘇萊浦口
1.3
19.2
Incheon Namdong-gu
K254 Incheon Nonhyeon 인천논현 仁川論峴
1.0
20.2
K255 Hogupo 호구포 虎口浦
1.3
21.5
K256 Namdong Induspark 남동인더스파크 南洞產業團地
1.3
22.8
K257 Woninjae 원인재 源仁齋 Incheon Line 1
1.0
23.8
Yeonsu-gu
K258 Yeonsu 연수 延壽
0.9
24.7
K259 Songdo 송도 松島
2.7
27.4
Phase 2 (2015) K260 Hagik 학익 鶴翼 Nam-gu
K261 Yonghyeon 용현
K262 Namincheon 남인천 南仁川
K263 International Cruise Terminal 국제여객선터미널 터미널 Jung-gu
K264 Incheon 인천 仁川 Line 1
  • 1Darwol Station is planned to open in late 2014 upon completion of Baegot New Town.

Former alignment[edit]

Station Hangul Hanja Connecting Lines Year of Closure Location
Suwon 수원 Line 1
Gyeongbu Line
Suryeo Line
1995 Gyeonggi-do Suwon
Gosaek 고색 1974
Eocheon 어천 1995 Hwaseong
Yamok 야목 1995
Sari 사리 1995 Ansan
Hanyang Univ. at Ansan 한대앞 Ansan Line
(Shared Line)
1995
Jungang 중앙 1994
Kojan 고잔 1994
Ansan 안산 1994
Jeongwang 정왕 1994 Siheung
Darwol 달월 1994
Sorae 소래포구 1994 Incheon Namdong-gu
Nonhyeon 논현 1992
Namdong 남동 1992
Songdo 송도 1992 Yeonsu-gu
Yonghyeon 용현 1973 Nam-gu
Incheon Harbor (Namincheon) 인천항 (남인천) () 1973

Rolling stock[edit]

For the current Suin Line, Korail introduced third generation Class 351000 EMU trains. They are the same as the third generation Class 351000 trains from the Bundang Line, except that they are painted red like the Jungang, Gyeongui and Line 1 trains. In the future, these trains will either remain with a red stripe or be repainted with a yellow stripe when the Bundang Line and the Suin Line merge at Suwon Station.

For the former Suin Line, the Korean National Railroad built a narrow gauge steam locomotive, the KNR160 Diesel Car (also known as the Niigata/Kawasaki Diesel Car), and the KNR18000 Passenger Car. One KNR160 (later renumbered KNR9160) and two KNR18000 are preserved at the railroad museum in nearby Uiwang.

Gallery[edit]

These images are in order from Suwon towards Namincheon.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "경기신문: 수인선 전철 안산 구간 29일 착공". Gyeonggi News. Retrieved 2011-05-01.