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|Opened||1 November 1921|
|Owner||Korea Rail Network Authority|
|Line length||115.0 km (71.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||25kV 60Hz Overhead Lines|
|Operating speed||100 km/h (62 mph)|
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.
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:
|1 November 1921||Jochiwon–Cheongju||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.
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.
(from Daejeon/Sintanjin station)
- Jochiwon station, Yeongi, Chungcheongnam-do
- Cheongju station, Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do
- Ogeunjang station, Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do
- Cheongju Airport station, Cheongwon, Chungcheongbuk-do
- Jeungpyeong station, Jeungpyeong, Chungcheongbuk-do
- Eumseong station, Eumseong, Chungcheongbuk-do
- Judeok station, Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do
- Chungju station, Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do
- Bongyang station, Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do
(to Jecheon station)
- Peppermint Candy (movie) was shot near Gongjeon station.
- 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
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