Bundang Line

The Bundang Line is a commuter rail line of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway 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 Cheongnyangni, crossing Gangnam District and connecting the cities of Seongnam and Yongin, and terminates at Suwon Station.

Bundang Line
South Korea subway logo.svg Bundang Line.svg
Korail Class 351000 EMU 3rd batch.jpg
Overview
Native name분당선(盆唐線)
Bundangseon
StatusOperational
TerminiCheongnyangni
Suwon
Stations37
Service
TypeCommuter rail
SystemSeoul Metropolitan Subway
Operator(s)Korail
History
Opened1 September 1994
Technical
Line length52.9 km (32.9 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Operating speedAround 30km/h or over 50km/h
(longer distances between certain stations)
Route map

K209 Cheongnyangni
Seoul Metro Line 1.svg Gyeongui–Jungang Line  Gyeongchun 
Sindap Railway Bridge
Link with Gyeongwon Line
K210 Wangsimni Seoul Metro Line 2.svg Seoul Metro Line 5.svg Gyeongui–Jungang Line
K211 Seoul Forest
Han River
K212 Apgujeongrodeo
K213 Gangnam-gu Office Seoul Metro Line 7.svg
K214 Seonjeongneung 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 Line
K228 Seohyeon
K229 Sunae
K230 Jeongja Shinbundang Line
K231 Migeum Shinbundang Line
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
Express services
All Stations to Cheongnyangni
K233 Jukjeon
K237 Giheung Everline
K241 Mangpo
MaetanGwonseon
K243 Suwon City Hall
Maegyo
K245 Suwon Seoul Metro Line 1.svg

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.

Most northbound trains terminate at Wangsimni. Some northbound trains continue one stop to Cheongnyangni, and the last few trains in the evening from Suwon terminate at Jukjeon. Half of all southbound trains head to Suwon, and the other half short-turn at 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.

HistoryEdit

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.

2018:

December 31: The line is extended northeastward to Cheongnyangni station, allowing for connections to the Gyeongchun Line and regional rail services.

2020:

September 12: The Line is extended westward from Suwon to Oido, merging with the Suin Line, forming the Suin–Bundang Line. Trains will run from Cheongnyangni station or Wangsimni station to Jukjeon station, Gosaek station, or Incheon station.

StationsEdit

The negative sign is only a convention for distance notation from Wangsimni Station, the terminus of most services.

Station
Number
Station
Name

English
Station
Name

Hangul
Station
Name

Hanja
Transfer
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
K209
Cheongnyangni 청량리      
  Mugunghwa-ho and ITX-Saemaeul services
 
-2.4
Seoul
Dongdaemun-gu
K210
Wangsimni 왕십리      
2.4
0.0
Seongdong-gu
K211
Seoul Forest 서울숲 서울숲
2.2
2.2
K212
Apgujeongrodeo 압구정로데오
로데오
1.9
4.1
Gangnam-gu
K213
Gangnam-gu
Office
강남구청  
1.2
5.3
K214
Seonjeongneung 선정릉  
0.7
6.0
K215
Seolleung 선릉  
0.7
6.7
K216
Hanti 한티 한티
1.0
7.7
K217
Dogok 도곡  
0.7
8.4
K218
Guryong 구룡
0.6
9.0
K219
Gaepo-dong 개포동
0.7
9.7
K220
Daemosan 대모산
입구
0.6
10.3
K221
Suseo 수서 西  
  Suseo HSR
3.0
13.3
K222
Bokjeong 복정  
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  
0.9
20.8
Jungwon
-gu
K226
Yatap 야탑
2.3
23.1
Bundang
-gu
K227
Imae 이매  
1.7
24.8
K228
Seohyeon 서현
1.4
26.2
K229
Sunae 수내
1.1
27.3
K230
Jeongja 정자  
1.6
28.9
K231
Migeum 미금  
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  
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
MaetanGwonseon 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  
  Mugunghwa-ho, Saemaeul-ho, and ITX-Saemaeul services
 
1.5
52.9
Through-services to/from Incheon via Suin Line (Suin–Bundang Line) ↓

Rolling StockEdit

The Bundang Line used 43 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 (351-01~351-22) were introduced since the line's opening, second generation trains (351-23~351-28) were introduced when the Bundang Line was extended from Suseo to Seolleung in 2003, and third generation trains (351-29~351-43) were introduced as more extensions open.

ReferencesEdit

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

See alsoEdit