Janghang Line

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Janghang Line
Korail Janghang Line.png
Overview
Native name 장항선(長項線)
Type Heavy rail, Passenger/freight rail
Regional rail, Commuter rail
Status Operational
Locale South Chungcheong
North Jeolla
Termini Cheonan
Iksan
Stations 30
Operation
Owner Korea Rail Network Authority
Operator(s) Korail
Technical
Line length 154.4 km (95.9 mi)
No. of tracks Double track (Cheonan - Sinchang)
Single track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 25 kV 60 Hz AC Overhead line
(Cheonan - Sinchang)
Route map
Gyeongbu Line
0.0 Cheonan
Gyeongbu Line
1.3 Bongmyeong
2.9 Ssangyong
Gyeongbu High Speed Railway
4.5 Asan
9.4 Baebang
14.3 Onyang Oncheon
19.4 Sinchang
25.2 Dogo Oncheon
29.7 Sillyewon
34.7 Yesan
42.5 Sapgyo
49.2 Hwayang
54.5 Hongseong
58.6 Sinseong
67.2 Gwangcheon
71.3 Wonjuk
75.0 Cheongso
79.3 Jupo
87.6 Daecheon
90.7 Nampo
101.1 Ungcheon
104.3 Ganchi
112.6 Pangyo
121.2 Seocheon
126.0 Janghang
Janghang-hwamul Line
South Chungcheong/North Jeolla
133.0 Gunsan
140.2 Gunsan-hwamul Line
141.2 Daeya
146.4 Impi
150.9 Osan-ri
Honam Line, Jeolla Line
154.4 Iksan
Honam Line
Janghang Line
Hangul 장항선
Hanja 長項線
Revised Romanization Janghangseon
McCune–Reischauer Changhangsŏn

The Janghang Line is a railway line serving South Chungcheong Province in South Korea. The line connects Cheonan (on the Gyeongbu Line) to the railway junction city of Iksan. The Janghang Line is served by frequent Saemaul-ho and Mugunghwa-ho passenger train services between Seoul and Iksan. There is also a link from Asan Station to the KTX network at Cheonan Asan Station.

History[edit]

The original Janghang Line opened along its full length between Cheonan and Janghang on June 1, 1922.[1]

Upgrade[edit]

The entire Janghang Line is being electrified and double-tracked and upgraded for higher speeds with a straighter alignment. Work started in 1997 from Cheonan.[2] By the end of 2008, the new alignment was in service from Cheonan via Asan and Hongseong to Sinseong, from Jupo to Nampo, and from Ganchi to Janghang,[3] and electrification was put in service on the first 19.4 km between Cheonan and Sinchang, after Asan, on December 15, 2008.[4] The 17.1 km section near Janghang, opened in December 2007, also linked up the Janghang Line with the previously isolated Iksan-Gunsan line via a new bridge over the Geum River, with alignment built for two tracks but initially a single track laid.[2] Currently the Sinseong-Jupo, Nampo-Ganchi and Janghang-Gunsan sections are in construction.[3] The entire line is slated to be finished in 2018.[3]

The Janghang Line will link up with Seohae Line at Hongseong station. It will connect Hongseong to Hawaseong in Gyeonggi-do. It will be connected to southern extension of the Sosa–Wonsi Line and Sinansan Line. Seohae Line will serve 250km/h speed, which will dramatically reduce travel time between Seoul and Hongseong.

Services[edit]

Seoul Metropolitan Subway[edit]

The Cheonan–Sinchang section of this line is a part of Seoul Subway's Line 1.

Stations[edit]

Station Hangul Hanja Station
distance
in km
Line
distance
in km
Connecting lines Location
Cheonan 천안 天安 0.0 0.0 Gyeongbu Line Chungcheongnam-do Cheonan-si
Bongmyeong 봉명 鳳鳴 1.3 1.3
Ssangyong 쌍용 雙龍 1.6 2.9
Asan 아산 牙山 1.6 4.5 Gyeongbu KTX Asan-si
Baebang 배방 排芳 4.9 9.4
Onyangoncheon 온양온천 溫陽溫泉 4.9 14.3
Sinchang 신창 新昌 5.1 19.4
Dogooncheon 도고온천 道高溫泉 5.8 25.2
Sillyewon 신례원 新禮院 4.5 29.7 Yesan-gun
Yesan 예산 禮山 5.0 34.7
Sapgyo 삽교 揷橋 7.8 42.5
Hwayang 화양 華陽 6.7 49.2 Hongseong-gun
Hongseong 홍성 洪城 5.3 54.5
Sinseong 신성 新城 4.1 58.6
Gwangcheon 광천 廣川 8.6 67.2
Wonjuk 원죽 元竹 4.1 71.3 Boryeong-si
Cheongso 청소 靑所 3.7 75.0
Jupo 주포 周浦 4.3 79.3
Daecheon 대천 大川 8.3 87.6
Nampo 남포 藍浦 3.1 90.7
Ungcheon 웅천 熊川 10.4 101.1
Ganchi 간치 艮峙 3.2 104.3 Seocheon-hwaryeok Line
Pangyo 판교 板橋 8.3 112.6 Seocheon-gun
Seocheon 서천 舒川 8.6 121.2
Janghang 장항 長項 4.8 126.0 Janghang-hwamul Line
Gunsan 군산 群山 7.0 133.0 Jeollabuk-do Gunsan-si
7.2 140.2 Gunsan-hwamul Line
Daeya 대야 大野 1.0 141.2
Impi 임피 臨陂 5.2 146.4
Osan-ri 오산리 五山里 4.5 150.9 Iksan-si
Iksan 익산 益山 3.5 154.4 Honam Line
Jeolla Line

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "경영원칙 > 경영공시 > 영업현황 > 영업거리현황". Korail. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  2. ^ a b "South Korea's growing network". Railway Gazette International. 2008-09-08. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  3. ^ a b c 장항선 타면 ‘곡선이 주는 여유’ 절로 (in Korean). The Hankyoreh. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Electricity Almanac 2009" (PDF). Korea Electric Association. Retrieved 2010-10-27.