Suin Line

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Suin Line
South Korea subway logo.svg Seoul Metro Suin Line.png
Korail Emu 351060 3rd.JPG
Overview
Native name 수인선(水仁線)
Suinseon
Type Rapid transit
System Seoul Metropolitan Subway
Status Operational
Termini Suwon
Incheon
Stations 27
Operation
Opened August 5, 1937 (original route)
June 30, 2012 (Phase 1)
February 27, 2016 (Phase 2)
TBA (Phase 3)
(new route)
Closed December 31, 1995 (original route)
Technical
Line length 25.9 km (16.1 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Route map
Bundang Line
Line 1
Suwon K245
Gosaek K246
Bongdam K247
Eocheon K248
Yamok K249
Sa-ri K250
Line 4
Hanyang Univ. at Ansan 449
Jungang 450
Gojan 451
Choji 452
Ansan 453
Singiloncheon 454
Jeongwang 455
Oido 456
Line 4
Darwol K251
Wolgot K252
Soraepogu K253
Incheon Nonhyeon K254
Hogupo K255
Namdong Induspark K256
Incheon Line 1
Woninjae K257
Yeonsu K258
Songdo K259
Hagik K260
Yonghyeon K261
Namincheon K262
International Cruise Terminal K263
Line 1
Incheon K264

The Suin Line (Suwon-Incheon) is a metro line of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway serving the Seoul Capital Area.

The original route, abandoned in 1995, was one of the few narrow-gauge railways in South Korea. It connected Suwon to Namincheon via Ansan and Siheung. However, since December 28, 2004, the Suin Line is being reconstructed with standard gauge and double tracking as an integral part of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway network and is opening in three phases.

History[edit]

2012:

June 30: The rebuilt Suin Line is officially opened from Oido to Songdo.

2014:

December 27: Darwol Station opens as an in-fill station.

2016:

February 27: The line is extended westward from Songdo to Incheon.[1]

Future Plans[edit]

Hagik station is planned to open between Songdo and Inha University in 2017.

Phase 3 of the Suin Line, which will extend the line east from Oido to Suwon, will allow for a through service through the Bundang Line. This will create a long line from Wangsimni Station to Incheon Station (tentatively the "Bundang-Suin" Line).

Stations[edit]

Current alignment[edit]

Phase Station
number
Station name Transfer Line name Station
distance
Total
distance
Location
Romanized Hangul Hanja in km
Phase 3 (2017) K245 Suwon 수원 水原 Gyeongbu
Seoul Metro Line 1.png  Bundang  (thru-service, 2017)
KTX logo.svg Gyeongbu
Korail logo.svg Saemaul-ho
Korail logo.svg Mugunghwa-ho
Suin Line
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0.0
Gyeonggi-do Suwon
K246 Gosaek 고색 古索
K247 Bongdam 봉담 峰潭
K248 Eocheon 어천 漁川 Hwaseong
K249 Yamok 야목 野牧
K250 Sa-ri 사리 四里 Ansan
449 Hanyang Univ. at Ansan 한대앞 漢大前站 Seoul Metro Line 4.png (Shared Line) Ansan Line
1.5
1.5
450 Jungang 중앙 中央
1.6
3.1
451 Gojan 고잔 古棧
1.4
4.5
452 Choji 초지 草芝
1.5
6.0
453 Ansan 안산 安山
1.8
7.8
454 Singil oncheon 신길온천 新吉溫泉
2.2
10.0
455 Jeongwang 정왕 正往
2.9
12.9
Siheung
Phase 1
(Opened)
456 Oido 오이도 烏耳島
1.4
14.3
K251 Darwol 달월 達月 Suin Line
2.1
16.4
K252 Wolgot 월곶 月串 Gyeonggang Line (TBD)
1.5
17.9
K253 Soraepogu 소래포구 蘇萊浦口
1.3
19.2
Incheon Namdong-gu
K254 Incheon Nonhyeon 인천논현 仁川論峴
1.0
20.2
K255 Hogupo 호구포 虎口浦
1.3
21.5
K256 Namdong Induspark 남동인더스파크 南洞產業團地
1.3
22.8
K257 Woninjae 원인재 源仁齋  Incheon 1 
1.0
23.8
Yeonsu-gu
K258 Yeonsu 연수 延壽
0.9
24.7
K259 Songdo 송도 松島
2.7
27.4
Phase 2
(Opened)
K260 Hagik (2019)[2] 학익 鶴翼 Nam-gu
K261 Inha University 인하대 仁荷大
2.4
29.8
K262 Sungui 숭의 崇義
1.8
31.6
K263 Sinpo 신포 新浦
1.5
33.1
Jung-gu
K264 Incheon 인천 仁川 Seoul Metro Line 1.png Wolmi Monorail (2016)
1.1
34.2

Former alignment[edit]

Station Hangul Hanja Connecting Lines Year of Closure Location
Suwon 수원 Line 1
Gyeongbu Line
Suryeo Line
1995 Gyeonggi-do Suwon
Gosaek 고색 1974
Eocheon 어천 1995 Hwaseong
Yamok 야목 1995
Sari 사리 1995 Ansan
Hanyang Univ. at Ansan 한대앞 Ansan Line
(Shared Line)
1995
Jungang 중앙 1994
Kojan 고잔 1994
Ansan 안산 1994
Jeongwang 정왕 1994 Siheung
Darwol 달월 1994
Sorae 소래포구 1994 Incheon Namdong-gu
Nonhyeon 논현 1992
Namdong 남동 1992
Songdo 송도 1992 Yeonsu-gu
Yonghyeon 용현 1973 Nam-gu
Incheon Harbor (Namincheon) 인천항 (남인천) () 1973

Rolling stock[edit]

For the current Suin Line, Korail introduced third generation Class 351000 EMU trains. They are the same as the third generation Class 351000 trains from the Bundang Line, except that they are painted red like the Jungang, Gyeongui and Line 1 trains. In the future, these trains will either remain with a red stripe or be repainted with a yellow stripe when the Bundang Line and the Suin Line merge at Suwon Station.

For the former Suin Line, the Korean National Railroad built a narrow gauge steam locomotive, the KNR160 Diesel Car (also known as the Niigata/Kawasaki Diesel Car), and the KNR18000 Passenger Car. One KNR160 (later renumbered KNR9160) and two KNR18000 are preserved at the railroad museum in nearby Uiwang.

Gallery[edit]

These images are in order from Suwon towards Namincheon.

See also[edit]

References[edit]