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|Opened||1 December 1930|
|Closed||31 March 1972|
|Owner||Korean National Railroad|
|Operator(s)||Korean National Railroad|
|Line length||73.4 km (45.6 mi)|
|Number of tracks||Single track|
|Track gauge||762 mm (2 ft 6 in)|
The first section of the line was opened by a private railway company, Chosun–Gyeongdong Railway Co. Ltd. in 1930 and in the next year the construction was complete as follows:
|1 December 1930||Suwon–Icheon||53.1 km|
|1 December 1931||Icheon–Yeoju||20.3 km|
The line was bought on 16 October 1942 by the Chosen Railway and after the independence of Korea nationalized. After the first opening of the Yeongdong Expressway, the demand diminished abruptly and the line was after all abandoned on 31 March 1972. The Everline was finally opened on 26 April 2013 and the section Giheung – Stadium–Songdam College coincides almost with the former Suryeo line. The Gyeonggang Line, which is slated to open on August 27, 2016, will follow the line from Icheon to Yeoju.
Neither the Ministry of Construction and Transportation nor Korail have reconstruction plans for the Suryeo Line as a whole. However, part of the line was reconstructed as a part of the Yongin Everline, and another part of the line will serve as a section of the Gyeonggang Line, allowing Yeoju to have a rail connection with Seongnam and Icheon.
The Suryeo line used narrow gauge steam locomotives, narrow gauge freight cars, KNR160 diesel cars, and KNR18000 passenger cars. After closure, all rolling stock was sent to the Suin Line. Examples of KNR160 and KNR18000 cars are have been preserved in the Korean Railroad Museum in Uiwang.
The Gyeonggang Line, which will follow part of the Suryeo Line, will use Korail Class 371000 EMUs. The Yongin Everline, which follows another part of the Suryeo Line, uses Bombardier Innovia Metro Mark II cars.
- 朝鮮總督府官報 (The Public Journal of the Governor-General of Korea), Shōwa No. 4729, 4 November 1942
- 百年の鉄道旅行(The railway travel-100 years): The map of the section Singal – Yongin (Japanese)
- 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, p514
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