Chungbuk Line

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Chungbuk Line
Korail Chungbuk Line.png
Overview
Native name 충북선(忠北線)
Type Freight/Passenger
Status Operational
Locale Sejong
North Chungcheong
Termini Jochiwon
Bongyang
Stations 16
Operation
Opened 1 November 1921
Owner Korea Rail Network Authority
Operator(s) Korail
Technical
Line length 115.0 km (71.5 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
Gyeongbu Line
0.0 Jochiwon
Gyeongbu Line
Osong Line
Sejong/Cheongju
4.4 Osong
7.7 Wolgok
11.4 Cheongju (Former Jeongbong)
21.5 Ogeunjang
24.4 Cheongju International Airport
28.8 Naesu
Cheongju/Jeungpyeong
36.6 Jeungpyeong
42.8 Doan
Jeungpyeong/Eumseong
51.5 Bocheon
59.6 Eumseong
64.1 Soi
Eumseong/Chungju
71.9 Judeok (Former Daesowon)
78.9 Dalcheon
82.7 Chungju
88.1 Mokaeng
92.7 Dongnyang
100.6 Samtan
Chungju/Jecheon
106.4 Gongjeon
Jungang Line
115.0 Bongyang
Jungang Line

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]

Construction[edit]

The first section of the line was opened by the private company, Chosun Railway Co. Ltd. (朝鮮鐵道), in 1921 and extended until 1928 to Chungju as follows:

Date Section Length
1 November 1921 JochiwonCheongju 22.7 km
1 May 1923 Cheongju–Cheongan (Jeungpyeong) 23.9 km
25 December 1928 Cheongan–Chungju 47.4 km

Like the other private railways this line was also nationalized after the independence of Korea. The rest section of the line was opened on January 10, 1959.[1]

Upgrade[edit]

Until the 1980er years the section Osong–Baongyang (110.6 km) was reconstructed with the double track and the part of the railway was moved.[1] The entire line was electrified on 30 March 2005.[2]

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" (PDF). 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. 
  • Japanese Government Railways, (1937), 鉄道停車場一覧. 昭和12年10月1日現在(The List of the Stations as of 1 October 1937), Kawaguchi Printing Company, Tokyo, p 507