Bundang Line

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Bundang Line
South Korea subway logo.svg Seoul Metro Line Bundang Bilingual.svg
Korail Class 351000 EMU 3rd batch.jpg
Overview
Native name 분당선(盆唐線)
Bundangseon
Type Commuter rail
System Seoul Metropolitan Subway
Status Operational
Termini Wangsimni
Suwon
Stations 36
Operation
Opened 1 September 1994
Operator(s) Korail
Technical
Line length 52.9 km (32.9 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Operating speed Around 30km/h or over 50km/h
(longer distances between certain stations)
Route map

Cheongnyangni
Seoul Metro Line 1.svg  Gyeongui–​Jungang   Gyeongchun 
Sindap Railway Bridge
Link with Gyeongwon Line
K210 Wangsimni Seoul Metro Line 2.svg Seoul Metro Line 5.svg  Gyeongui–​Jungang 
K211 Seoul Forest
Han River
K212 Apgujeongrodeo
K213 Gangnam-gu Office Seoul Metro Line 7.svg
K214 Seonjeongreung Seoul Metro Line 9.svg
K215 Seolleung Seoul Metro Line 2.svg
K216 Hanti
K217 Dogok Seoul Metro Line 3.svg
K218 Guryong
K219 Gaepo-dong
K220 Daemosan
Crossing under Daecheong Seoul Metro Line 3.svg
K221 Suseo Seoul Metro Line 3.svg
K222 Bokjeong Seoul Metro Line 8.svg
K223 Gachon Univ.
K224 Taepyeong
K225 Moran Seoul Metro Line 8.svg
K226 Yatap
link with Gyeonggang Line
K227 Imae  Gyeonggang 
K228 Seohyeon
K229 Sunae
K230 Jeongja  Shinbundang 
K231 Migeum  Shinbundang 
K232 Ori
aborted underground extension
K233 Jukjeon
Jukjeon Depot
K234 Bojeong (re-sited)
K235 Guseong
K236 Singal
K237 Giheung  EverLine 
K238 Sanggal
K239 Cheongmyeong
K240 Yeongtong
K241 Mangpo
K242 Maetangwonseon
K243 Suwon City Hall
K244 Maegyo
K245 Suwon Seoul Metro Line 1.svg
Continue to Suin Line (Under Construction)
Express services
All Stations to Wangsimni
K233 Jukjeon
K237 Giheung  EverLine 
K241 Mangpo
Maetangwonseon
K243 Suwon City Hall
Maegyo
K245 Suwon Seoul Metro Line 1.svg

The Bundang Line is a subway line in the Seoul Capital Area operated by Korail. The name 'Bundang Line' refers to the fact that the line was originally constructed for the new planned town of Bundang. The line starts in central eastern Seoul at Wangsimni, crossing Gangnam District and connecting the cities of Seongnam and Yongin, and terminates at Suwon Station.

Trains run every 4~5 minutes during rush hours & every 7~8 minutes during off peak hours between Wangsimni and Jukjeon. Trains run at half the frequency between Jukjeon and Suwon, except during rush hours.

All northbound trains terminate at Wangsimni, except during night time where they terminate at Jukjeon. Half of the southbound services head to Suwon, and another half head to Jukjeon. Express train service stops at all stops between Wangsimni and Jukjeon, and thereafter at Giheung, Mangpo, Suwon City Hall and Suwon. The express service only operates during rush hours on weekdays.

History

1994:

September 1: The Bundang Line is officially opened from Suseo to Ori.

2003:

September 3: The line is extended northward from Suseo to Seolleung.

2004:

January 16: Imae Station opens as an in-fill station.
September 24: Guryong Station opens as an in-fill station.
November 26: A temporary Bojeong Station opens near the Bundang Line Train Depot, south of Ori.

2007:

December 24: Jukjeon Station opens as an in-fill station.

2011:

December 28: The line is extended southward from Jukjeon to Giheung. The temporary Bojeong Station is replaced with a new underground station, also called Bojeong.[1]

2012:

October 6: The line is extended northward from Seolleung to Wangsimni.
December 1: The line is extended southward from Giheung to Mangpo.

2013:

November 30: The line is extended westward from Mangpo to Suwon was opened, allowing for connections to Line 1. Express service was launched.

Future Plans

The line is expected to be extended to Cheongnyangni station in February 2019.

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)

Rolling Stock

The Bundang Line uses Korail Class 351000 trains. Earlier trains were originally the same models used on Line 4, as they were all originally classified as Class 2000 trains. First generation trains (trainsets 351-01~351-22) were introduced since the line's opening, second generation trains (trainsets 351-23~351-28) were introduced when the Bundang Line was extended from Suseo to Seolleung in 2003, and third generation trains (351-29~351-60) are currently being introduced as more extensions open; trainsets 351-29~351-43 have been delivered and are on property, and all are currently in service. Trainsets 351-44~351-60 are expected to be delivered when the rest of the Suin Line opens.

Stations

Station
Number
Station
Name

English
Station
Name

Hangul
Station
Name

Hanja
Transfer
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
K210
Wangsimni 왕십리 Seoul Metro Line 2.svg Seoul Metro Line 5.svg
Korail logo.svg Gyeongui–​Jungang 
0.0
0.0
Seoul
Seongdong-gu
K211
Seoul Forest 서울숲 서울숲
2.2
2.2
K212
Apgujeong
rodeo
압구정로데오
로데오
1.9
4.1
Gangnam-gu
K213
Gangnam-gu
Office
강남구청 Seoul Metro Line 7.svg
1.2
5.3
K214
Seonjeongneung 선정릉 Seoul Metro Line 9.svg
0.7
6.0
K215
Seolleung 선릉 Seoul Metro Line 2.svg
0.7
6.7
K216
Hanti 한티 한티
1.0
7.7
K217
Dogok 도곡 Seoul Metro Line 3.svg
0.7
8.4
K218
Guryong 구룡
0.6
9.0
K219
Gaepo-dong 개포동
0.7
9.7
K220
Daemosan 대모산입구
0.6
10.3
K221
Suseo 수서 西 Seoul Metro Line 3.svg
SR Train logo.png Suseo HSR
3.0
13.3
K222
Bokjeong 복정 Seoul Metro Line 8.svg
3.2
16.5
Songpa-gu
K223
Gachon University 가천대
2.4
18.9
Gyeonggi
-do
Seongnam
-si
Sujeong
-gu
K224
Taepyeong 태평
1.0
19.9
K225
Moran 모란 Seoul Metro Line 8.svg
0.9
20.8
Jungwon
-gu
K226
Yatap 야탑
2.3
23.1
Bundang
-gu
K227
Imae 이매 Korail logo.svg  Gyeonggang 
1.7
24.8
K228
Seohyeon 서현
1.4
26.2
K229
Sunae 수내
1.1
27.3
K230
Jeongja 정자  Shinbundang 
1.6
28.9
K231
Migeum 미금  Shinbundang 
1.8
30.7
K232
Ori 오리
1.1
31.8
K233
Jukjeon 죽전
1.8
33.6
Yongin
-si
Suji-gu
K234
Bojeong 보정
1.3
34.9
Giheung
-gu
K235
Guseong 구성
1.6
36.5
K236
Singal 신갈
1.6
38.1
K237
Giheung 기흥  EverLine 
1.4
39.5
K238
Sanggal 상갈
1.9
41.4
K239
Cheongmyeong 청명
2.8
44.2
Suwon
-si
Yeongtong
-gu
K240
Yeongtong 영통
1.1
45.3
K241
Mangpo 망포
1.5
46.8
K242
Maetan-Gwonseon 매탄권선
1.8
48.6
K243
Suwon City Hall 수원시청
1.4
50.0
Gwonseon
-gu
K244
Maegyo 매교
1.4
51.4
Paldal
-gu
K245
Suwon 수원 Seoul Metro Line 1.svg
Korail logo.svg  Suin 
KTX logo.svg Gyeongbu
Korail logo.svg ITX-Saemaeul services
Korail logo.svg Mugunghwa-ho services
1.5
52.9

The reconstructed Suin Line will see direct service through the Bundang Line, but this will not happen until its final section between Suwon Station and Hanyang University at Ansan Station is completed in 2016.

References

  1. ^ "Date Announced For Southern Bundang Extension". Kojects. November 13, 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011.

See also

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