Shinbundang Line

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Shinbundang Line / DX Line
South Korea subway logo.svg Seoul Metro Shinbundang Line.png
Shinbundang Line D104.jpg
Shinbundang line train
Overview
Native name 신분당선(新盆唐線)
Sinbundangseon
Type Rapid transit
System Seoul Metropolitan Subway
Status Operational
Termini Gangnam
Gwanggyo
Stations 12
Operation
Opened 28 October 2011
Operator(s) NeoTrans Co. Ltd.
Technical
Line length 31.0 km (19.3 mi)
Number of tracks 2

The Shinbundang Line (aka Sinbundang Line; Korean: 신분당선 (literally, New Bundang Line)) or DX Line is a 31 km long line of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. It is the world's fifth[1] subway to run completely driverless and the second completely driverless metro line to open in South Korea, after Busan Subway Line 4. It connects Gangnam Station and Gwanggyo Station in 37 minutes, a feat achieved by being the first line to operate South Korea's next-generation subway car travelling at over 90 km/h, with the fastest average speed of any subway in the country.[2][3]

The initial route opened in October 2011 passed through 6 stations intersecting with three existing lines at Gangnam Station (Line 2), Yangjae Station (Line 3), and Jeongja Station (Bundang Line). Phase 2 opened on 30 January 2016 added 6 stations to the south, extending the line to serve Yongin's Suji-gu and Suwon's Gwanggyo New City. Construction for Phase 3's extension northwards to Sinsa Station is planned in 2016, with opening slated for 2022.[4] Construction started in mid-2005, for revenue start in Sep 2011. However, because of the flooding of late July 2011, the opening was delayed and eventually opened on 28 October 2011.[5][6]

There was a debate[7][8] between Seongnam City and Suwon City regarding whether Migeum should be included in the Phase 2 extension of Shinbundang Line. Supporters argued that the distance between Jeongja Station and SB01, an originally planned station to follow Jeongja, would be unusually long at 3.76 km. They also argued that the inclusion of Migeum will alleviate traffic in the area. Meanwhile,the Suwon opposition claims that the inclusion would delay travel time to Gwanggyo, a planned area of Suwon in construction.

Gwanggyo Jungang (Ajou Univ.) Station has opened its underground bus transfer station on early March 2016, where screen doors are installed on bus platforms so bus riders from all over Suwon can transfer to the subway directly.[9]

The price to ride the Shinbundang Line is higher than standard fare for the rest of the Seoul subway system. The minimum cost is currently 2,150 won to ride (base subway fare of 1250 won along with a 900 Won surcharge for using the line). If one crosses Jeongja Station, 300 won is charged on top of the 900 won extra charge, although a cashback is offered to frequent riders between Pangyo Station and Dongcheon/Suji-gu Office Station.[10]

Phases[edit]

Transfer gate to Seoul Subway Line 2 at Gangnam Station.
Gangnam Station platform
The front of the subway car is open for viewing thanks to driverless operation.
The interior of the 2011 introduced subway car built by Hyundai Rotem.

Phase 1 alleviated some of the traffic from inner Seoul to Bundang which is mainly residential and within the Seoul Capital Area. Phase 1 was 17.3 km and intersects with several subway lines in south-eastern Seoul as well as with the Bundang Line. Travel from one end to the other was 16 minutes. Construction lasted for roughly six years starting in mid-2005 and ended at the end of October, 2011. Total cost between public and private sectors was estimated at 1.169 trillion won.[11][12][13]

Platform of Gangnam Station.

Phase 2 was primarily designed to ease heavy traffic between Yongin's Suji-gu and Bundang/Seoul, as Suji-gu was not a planned city like Bundang but abruptly and organically developed with large apartment complexes. As a result, Suji-gu is even more residential than Bundang, resulting in heavy traffic in connecting roads. The other aim was to connect the newly planned city of Gwanggyo rapidly to Seoul. Because of the investors and owners of Phase 1 and 2 being different, a 300 won extra charge was added on top of the 900 won extra charge if riders crossed Jeongja Station. Residents of Suji and Gwanggyo criticized the fare discrimination, despite a cashback being offered to frequent riders between Pangyo Station and Dongcheon/Suji-gu Office Station (200 won for Dongcheon and 100 won for Suji-gu Office).[10] The mayor of Yongin and Suwon, along with officials from Gyeonggi-do asked the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to lower the fares, which announced that it is trying to cut the fare by using low interest rate loans but it would take at least a year for it to be finalized.[14]

Phase 3's route is not yet confirmed but the northern extension will extend the line north-west of Gangnam where it will cross several additional lines before potentially ending at Yongsan Station. This additional stretch is estimated to cost at least 400 billion won.[15] An additional consideration would be to push the line north beyond Yongsan Station and end around Gwanghwamun Station and Gyeongbokgung Station, making it easier for commuters to access Gangnam from the central business district of Seoul. It was unclear if this idea has been scrapped or pushed back for a later reevaluation[16] but resurfaced as a March 2012 campaign promise by Hong Sa-duk to expand the line near Gyeongbokgung Station][17][18] Currently the plan for this phase is an extension from Sinsa to Yongsan, potentially sharing tracks with the GTX A line towards Ilsan. Construction will initially begin in 2016 between Sinsa and Gangnam only, slated for opening in 2022.[4]

Phase 4 extension to Suwon's Homaesil and Hwaseo Station is currently undergoing economic viability assessments by the government, with Suwon City saying that results should be positive when it comes out.[19]

Operation[edit]

From Gangnam Station, trains are available from 5:30am until 24:50 midnight on weekdays, cut to 11:48pm on weekends and public holidays. However, the last train to Gwanggyo departs at 24:26 on weekdays, cut to 23:48 on weekends, with the remainder going until Jeongja Station only.

The trains are automated and run every 2.5 minutes during peak times to 8 minutes during off-peak hours. The SBL Line signal system is based on state-of-the-art communications-based train control (CBTC) technology, utilizing two-way digital radio communications between intelligent trains, and wayside equipment, and a network of ATS/ATO computers designed for very high system reliability and availability. Platforms can accommodate 10-car trains at 200 meters but initially 6-car trains will be used.[13][20][21]

Stations[edit]

Current line[edit]

Phase 1 was opened on October 28, 2011, and spans from Gangnam to Jeongja. Phase 2 was opened on January 30, 2016, extending the line by 6 stations from Jeongja to Gwanggyo. Migeum Station will open in October 2017, offering a transfer to the Bundang Line. Construction of Phase 3 will begin in August 2016 between Sinsa and Gangnam, slated for opening in 2022.[22]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
D04
Sinsa (2022) 신사 Seoul Metro Line 3.png (2022)
Seoul
Gangnam-gu
D05
Nonhyeon (2022) 논현 Seoul Metro Line 7.png (2022)
D06
Sinnonhyeon (2022) 신논현 Seoul Metro Line 9.png (2022)
D07
Gangnam 강남 Seoul Metro Line 2.png
-
0.0
D08
Yangjae
(Seocho-gu Office)
양재
(서초구청)

()
Seoul Metro Line 3.png
1.5
1.5
Seocho-gu
D09
Yangjae Citizen's Forest
(Maeheon)
양재시민의숲
(매헌)

()
1.6
3.1
D10
Cheonggyesan 청계산입구
2.9
6.0
D11
Pangyo
(Pangyo Techno Valley)
판교
(판교테크노밸리)

(테크노밸리)
 Gyeonggang Line 
8.2
14.2
Gyeonggi-do
Seongnam City
D12
Jeongja 정자  Bundang 
3.1
17.3
D13
Migeum (2017)
(Seoul National University Bundang Hospital)
미금
(분당서울대병원)
 Bundang  (2017)
1.9
19.2
D14
Dongcheon
동천
1.6
20.8
Yongin City
D15
Suji-gu Office
수지구청
2.1
22.9
D16
Seongbok
성복
1.7
24.6
D17
Sanghyeon
상현
2.1
26.7
D18
Gwanggyo Jungang
(Ajou Univ.)
광교중앙
(아주대)

()
Underground bus transfer station[23]
2.4
29.1
Suwon City
D19
Gwanggyo
(Kyonggi Univ.)
광교
(경기대)

()
1.9
31.0

Yongsan extension and Samsong extension proposal[edit]

Although initially planned to be opened simultaneously with the Sinsa-Gangnam extension, due to the extension from Sinsa to Yongsan potentially sharing tracks with the newly approved GTX A line towards Ilsan, construction will initially begin in 2016 between Sinsa and Gangnam only, slated for opening in 2022. The stations between Sinsa and Yongsan are to be determined when the Yongsan Garrison moves out in 2017 and becomes a public park, with plans to split it at Dongbinggo to Noksapyeong Station, Seoul Station, City Hall Station, Gwanghwamun Station, Gyeongbokgung Station, terminating at Samsong Station in Goyang. However, the Yongsan extension will begin construction earlier than the Samsong extension, as the latter has not been evaluated yet.[24][25]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
D01
Yongsan 용산 Seoul Metro Line 1.png  Gyeongui–​Jungang  KTX logo.svg Honam Korail logo.svg Saemaul-ho Korail logo.svg Mugunghwa-ho
-
0.0
Seoul
Yongsan-gu
D02
Yongsan Park 용산공원
D03
Dongbinggo 동빙고

Homaesil extension and Bongdam extension proposal[edit]

The southwestern extension to Homaesil is currently undergoing economic feasibility research, with results expected to be positive. It is expected that construction will begin in 2017, with opening potentially in 2022, given that construction usually take 5 years to complete.[26] A further extension to Hwaseong City's Bongdam has been proposed but not evaluated yet.[27]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
D18
Gwanggyo Jungang
(Ajou Univ.)
광교중앙
(아주대)

()
Gyeonggi-do
Suwon City
D20
Suwon World Cup Stadium
수원월드컵경기장 월드컵
D21
Jangan 장안
D22
Hwaseo 화서 西 Seoul Metro Line 1.png
D23
Homaesil
호매실

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "New Sin Bundang Opening Date: Oct. 28". 맙소사. September 4, 2011. Retrieved 28 Sep 2011. 
  7. ^ Hong, Jang-won (October 27, 2011). "신분당선 연장 `미금역` 신설" (in Korean). MK. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "신분당선 미금역 설치 반대 삭발식". Migeum Station Head Shaving Protest (in Korean). Korea Press Agency. November 2, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ http://m.blog.naver.com/kojh68/220632097261
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  11. ^ "DX Line 홈페이지에 오신것을 환영합니다" (in Korean). DX LINE. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "DX Line 홈페이지에 오신것을 환영합니다" (in Korean). DX LINE. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
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  14. ^ http://www.kyeongin.com/main/view.php?key=20160203010001383
  15. ^ "Construction of Double Track Subway Line Between Gangnam and Yongsan Is Under Consideration". The Dong-A Ilbo. August 22, 2005. 
  16. ^ "Yongsan-Gangnam-Bundang subway completed in 2017". Seoul Village. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  17. ^ Lee, Ji-yoon (March 30, 2012). "Candidates Running In Key Districts of Seoul, Busan" (website). Arirang. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  18. ^ Lee, Ji-yoon (March 29, 2012). "Official Campaigning Begins & Candidates" (website). Arirang. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  19. ^ http://www.newsis.com/ar_detail/view.html?ar_id=NISX20151227_0010501011&cID=10803&pID=10800
  20. ^ "DX Line 초첨단시스템의 운영 - 네오트핸싀주마 미래의 철도를 선도합니다" (in Korean). DX LINE. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  21. ^ "THALES awarded CBTC signalling contract for SIN BUNDANG metro line in KOREA" (Press release). Thales. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  22. ^ http://biz.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2016/04/26/2016042602537.html
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  27. ^ http://www.newsis.com/ar_detail/view.html?ar_id=NISX20160204_0013880692&cID=10803&pID=10800

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