Gyeongui–Jungang Line

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Gyeongui–Jungang Line
South Korea subway logo.svg Seoul Metro Line Gyeongui-Jungang Bilingual.svg
Korail EMU Class 321000 Front.jpg
Overview
Native name경의·중앙선(京義·中央線)
Gyeongui-Jungang-seon
TypeCommuter rail
SystemSeoul Metropolitan Subway
StatusOperational
TerminiMunsan
Jipyeong or
Seoul
Stations53
Operation
Opened27 December 2014
Operator(s)Korail
Depot(s)Munsan Depot, Yongmun Depot
Rolling stockKorail Class 321000 (21 trains)
Korail Class 331000 (27 trains)
Technical
Line length124 km (77 mi)
Number of tracks2 (Munsan–Neunggok, Gajwa–Jipyeong, Gajwa–Seoul)
4 (Neunggok–Gajwa)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
ElectrificationAC 25,000 V 60 Hz

The Gyeongui–Jungang Line is a commuter rail service of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway system, operating on trackage from the Gyeongui Line (opened on July 1, 2009) and the Jungang Line (opened on December 16, 2005).[1]

Frequent service is provided between Munsan and Jipyeong by 8-car trains. However, some services (run by 4-car trains) split for Seoul Station east of Gajwa. Additionally, many trains terminate at various locations on the line such as Ilsan, Neunggok, Daegok, Yongsan, Cheongnyangni, Deokso, and Yangpyeong.

Trains travel along the Gyeongui (Munsan-Seoul Station/Gajwa), Yongsan (Gajwa-Yongsan), Gyeongwon (Yongsan-Hoegi), and Jungang (Hoegi-Jipyeong) lines.

The line runs on the left-hand side of the track, like all other Korail-run Seoul Metropolitan Subway lines.

History[edit]

A Class 331000 train bound for Deokso Station arriving at Sangbong Station.

2005:

December 16: The Jungang Line section is officially opened from Yongsan to Deokso as the Yongsan-Deokso Line.

2007:

December 27: The Jungang Line section is extended eastward from Deokso to Paldang. The Yongsan-Deokso Line is renamed to the Jungang Line.

2008:

December 29: The Jungang Line section is extended eastward from Paldang to Guksu.

2009:

July 1: The Gyeongui Line section is officially opened from Munsan to Digital Media City as the Gyeongui Line, with a spur line to Seoul Station.
December 23: The Jungang Line section is extended eastward from Guksu to Yongmun. Sinwon Station is opened as an in-fill station on the Jungang Line section.

2010:

December 21: Sangbong Station and Obin Station open as in-fill stations on the Jungang Line section.

2012:

December 15: The Gyeongui Line section's main line is extended eastward from Digital Media City to Gongdeok.

2014:

October 25: Gangmae Station opens as an in-fill station on the Gyeongui Line section.
December 27: The Gyeongui Line section is extended eastward from Gongdeok to Yongsan, and the present Gyeongui-Jungang Line is formed after Gyeongui and Jungang lines are merged.

2015:

October 31: Yadang Station opens as an in-fill station.

2016:

April 30: Hyochang Park Station opens as an in-fill station.

2017:

January 21: The line is extended eastward from Yongmun to Jipyeong.


Future Plans[edit]

The line will also be extended northward from Munsan to Dorasan Station on the Gyeongui Line, replacing "'Tonggeun" service operating there. This extension is expected start construction in 2018.

Rapid (Express) trains[edit]

Korail operates a variety of express "rapid" (급행) trains for regional services on the Gyeongui-Jungang Line. These services include:

  • Gyeongui Line express services via the Seoul Station branch, operating express between Munsan (or Ilsan) and Gajwa and then continuing as local trains to Seoul Station.
  • Gyeongui Line express services via the Yongsan Line, operating express between Munsan and Yongsan and then continuing as local trains on the Jungang Line to Deokso, Paldang, or Yongmun.
  • Jungang Line express services, operating express between Yongsan and Jipyeong and then continuing as local trains on the Gyeongui Line to Susaek or Munsan.

Rolling Stock[edit]

Korail Class 321000 (21 trains)
Korail Class 331000 (27 trains)

Stations[edit]

GY: Gyeongui Express Line (via the Yongsan Line)
GS: Gyeongui Express Line (via the Seoul Station branch)
J: Jungang Express Line

Main Line[edit]

stops at the station
does not stop at the station
limited service (only some trains stop)


Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
GY
GS
J
Transfer
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
K335
Munsan 문산
Makes all stops
---
0.0
Gyeonggi-do
Paju
K334
Paju 파주
(두원대학)

()
4.4
4.4
K333
Wollong 월롱
2.2
6.6
K331
Geumchon 금촌
4.1
10.7
K330
Geumneung 금릉
2.1
12.8
K329
Unjeong 운정
3.1
15.9
K328
Yadang 야당
1.5
17.4
K327
Tanhyeon 탄현
2.1
19.5
Goyang Ilsanseo-gu
K326
Ilsan 일산
1.7
21.2
K325
Pungsan 풍산
1.9
23.1
Goyang Ilsandong-gu
K324
Baengma 백마
1.7
24.8
K323
Goksan 곡산
1.5
26.3
K322
Daegok 대곡 Seoul Metro Line 3.svg  Seohae  (2021)
1.8
28.1
Goyang Deogyang-gu
K321
Neunggok 능곡  Seohae  (2021)
1.8
29.9
K320
Haengsin 행신 KTX logo.svg
1.5
31.4
K319
Gangmae 강매
0.9
32.3
K318
Hwajeon 화전
(한국항공대)

()
2.5
34.8
K317
Susaek 수색
3.4
38.2
Seoul
Eunpyeong-gu
K316
Digital Media City 디지털미디어시티 DigitalMediaCity Seoul Metro Line 6.svg Seoul Metro Arex Line.png
0.6
38.8
K315
Gajwa 가좌  Gyeongui–​Jungang  (for Seoul Station)
1.7
40.5
Seodaemun-gu
K314
Hongik Univ. 홍대입구 No service Seoul Metro Line 2.svg Seoul Metro Arex Line.png
1.7
42.2
Mapo-gu
K313
Sogang Univ. 서강대 西
0.9
43.1
K312
Gongdeok 공덕 Seoul Metro Line 5.svg Seoul Metro Line 6.svg Seoul Metro Arex Line.png
1.9
45.0
K311
Hyochang Park 효창공원앞 Seoul Metro Line 6.svg
0.7
45.7
Yongsan-gu
K110
Yongsan 용산 Seoul Metro Line 1.svg
Korail logo.svg Mugunghwa-ho, Saemaeul-ho, and ITX-Saemaeul services
KTX logo.svg
1.8
47.5
K111
Ichon 이촌
Makes all stops
Seoul Metro Line 4.svg
1.9
49.4
K112
Seobinggo 서빙고 西
1.7
51.1
K113
Hannam 한남
1.9
53.0
K114
Oksu 옥수 Seoul Metro Line 3.svg
1.6
54.6
Seongdong-gu
K115
Eungbong 응봉
1.8
56.4
K116
Wangsimni 왕십리 Seoul Metro Line 2.svg Seoul Metro Line 5.svg  Bundang 
1.4
57.8
K117
Cheongnyangni 청량리 Seoul Metro Line 1.svg  Gyeongchun 
Korail logo.svg Mugunghwa-ho and ITX-Saemaeul services
KTX logo.svg
2.4
60.2
Dongdaemun-gu
K118
Hoegi 회기 Seoul Metro Line 1.svg  Gyeongchun 
1.4
61.6
K119
Jungnang 중랑  Gyeongchun 
1.8
63.4
Jungnang-gu
K120
Sangbong 상봉 Seoul Metro Line 7.svg  Gyeongchun 
KTX logo.svg (limited service)
0.8
64.2
K121
Mangu 망우  Gyeongchun 
0.6
64.8
K122
Yangwon 양원
1.7
66.5
K123
Guri 구리 Seoul Metro Line 8.svg (2022)
3.2
69.7
Gyeonggi-do
Guri-si
K124
Donong 도농
1.7
71.4
Namyangju-si
K125
Yangjeong 양정
3.7
75.1
K126
Deokso 덕소 Korail logo.svg Mugunghwa-ho services (limited service)
2.3
77.4
K127
Dosim 도심
1.5
78.9
K128
Paldang 팔당
4.2
83.1
K129
Ungilsan 운길산
6.4
89.5
K130
Yangsu 양수
1.9
91.4
Yangpyeong-gun
K131
Sinwon 신원
4.7
96.1
K132
Guksu 국수
2.9
99.0
K133
Asin 아신
4.1
103.1
K134
Obin 오빈
2.8
105.9
K135
Yangpyeong 양평 Korail logo.svg Mugunghwa-ho and ITX-Saemaeul (limited service) services
KTX logo.svg (limited service)
2.5
108.1
K136
Wondeok 원덕
6.1
113.9
K137
Yongmun 용문 Korail logo.svg Mugunghwa-ho and ITX-Saemaeul services (limited service)
5.6
118.7
K138
Jipyeong 지평 No service No service Korail logo.svg Mugunghwa-ho services (limited service)
3.6
122.3

Seoul Station Branch[edit]

Station # Station Hangeul Hanja
GS
Connecting lines
K315 Gajwa 가좌
Makes all stops
 Gyeongui–​Jungang  (for Yongmun)
P314 Sinchon 신촌
P313 Seoul 서울 Seoul Metro Line 1.svg Seoul Metro Line 4.svg Seoul Metro Arex Line.png
Korail logo.svg Mugunghwa-ho and ITX-Saemaeul services
KTX logo.svg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Seon (1 December 2014). "경기도 "동∼서 횡단 전철...첫 노선 27일 개통"" (in Korean). Ilgan Gyeonggi. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.