Gyeonggang Line

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Gyeonggang Line
South Korea subway logo.svg
Korail emu371012 outside.jpg
Korail Class 371000 EMU.
Overview
Native name 경강선(京江線)
Gyeonggangseon
Type Commuter rail
System Seoul Metropolitan Subway
Status Operation
Locale Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Termini Pangyo
Yeoju
Stations 11
Operation
Opened September 24, 2016 (Pangyo - Yeoju)
December 2017 (Wonju - Gangneung)
Owner South Korean government
Operator(s) Korail
Depot(s) Bubal Depot
Rolling stock Korail Class 371000 (12 trains)
Technical
Line length 53.8 km (33.4 mi) or 54.8 km (34.1 mi)[1]
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification AC 25,000 V 60 Hz

The Gyeonggang Line (경강선, 성남-여주선) is a commuter rail line of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway system in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. It runs from the city of Seongnam to Yeoju City, partially coinciding with the route of the former narrow-gauge Suryeo Line. It opened to the public on September 24, 2016.[2]

In addition to the Gyeonggang Line, a railway line from Bubal to Mungyeong, called the Central Inland Line (중부내륙선), is being constructed. Construction started in November 2015. The line is expected to open in 2019 to Chungju, and then in 2021 to Mungyeong.

History[edit]

September 24th, 2016: The line opened from Pangyo Station to Yeoju Station.

Future[edit]

The Gyeonggang Line is planned to run all the way from Incheon to Wonju. The line is planned to be extended west of Pangyo to Wolgot Station on the existing Suin Line, and east of Yeoju on the Yeoju-Seowonju section

Rolling Stock[edit]

Korail Class 371000 (12 trains)

Stations[edit]

Pangyo-Yeoju[edit]

This section opened in September 2016. Initially, Class 371000 EMU metro trains are used.

Station
number
Station name Transfer Distance in km Location
Romanized Hangul Hanja Station distance Total distance
K410 Pangyo 판교  Shinbundang 
Wolgot-Pangyo section (TBD)
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0.0
Gyeonggi-do
Seongnam-si
Bundang-gu
K411 Imae 이매  Bundang 
1.4
1.4
K412 Samdong 삼동
7.0
8.4
Gwangju-si
K413 Gyeonggi Gwangju 경기광주
4.8
13.2
K414 Chowol 초월
5.1
18.3
K415 Gonjiam 곤지암
4.9
23.2
K416 Sindundoyechon 신둔도예촌 屯陶
7.0
30.2
Icheon-si
K417 Icheon 이천
7.3
37.5
K418 Bubal 부발 Center Inland Line
4.5
42.0
K419 Sejongdaewangneung 세종대왕릉
7.4
49.4
Yeoju-si
K420 Yeoju 여주 Yeoju-Seowonju section (TBD)
5.4
54.8

Wolgot-Pangyo[edit]

This section is currently in its planning phase and is not expected to open before at least 2023.

Station
number
Station name Transfer Line name Distance in km Location
Romanized Hangul Hanja Station distance Total distance
K401 Wolgot 월곶  Suin 
Gyeonggang Line
---
0.0
Gyeonggi-do
Siheung-si
K402 Janggok 장곡
K403 Siheung City Hall 시흥시청
K404 Maehwa 매화
K405 Gwangmyeong 광명 Seoul Metro Line 1.svg (Gwangmyeong Shuttle)
KTX logo.svg Gyeongbu HSR
KTX logo.svg Gyeongbu
KTX logo.svg Honam
KTX logo.svg Honam HSR
KTX logo.svg Gyeongjeon
KTX logo.svg Jeolla
Gwangmyeong-si
K406 Anyang 안양 Seoul Metro Line 1.svg
Anyang-si
K407 Bisan 비산
K408 Indeogwon 인덕원 Seoul Metro Line 4.svg
K409 Cheonggye 청계
Uiwang-si

Wonju-Gangneung[edit]

This section is expected to open in winter 2017, just before the 2018 Winter Olympics. The line will see regional rail service, including KTX service.

Station name Transfer Distance in km Location
Romanized Hangul Hanja Station distance Total distance
Seowonju 서원주 西 Jungang Line
Yeoju-Seowonju section (TBD)
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0.0
Gangwon-do
Wonju-si
Manjong 만종
Hoengseong 횡성
Hoengseong-gun
Dunnae 둔내
Pyeongchang 평창
Pyeongchang-gun
Jinbu 진부
Daegwallyeong 대관령
Namgangneung 남강릉
Gangneung-si
Gangneung 강릉 Yeongdong Line

Yeoju-Seowonju[edit]

There are currently no planned stations for this section.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "판교 여주를 잇는 경강선, 가능성과 한계" (in Korean). Korea JoongAng Daily. 2016-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-13. 
  2. ^ "판교∼여주 간 경강선 복선전철 개통행사…24일 개통" (in Korean). Yonhap News. 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 

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