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The Busan–Gimhae Light Rail Transit is a light metro system between the cities of Busan and Gimhae in South Korea. The line has 21 stations including Daejeo and Sasang where passengers can transfer to Busan Metro Line 3 and Line 2 respectively. The line thus acts as a connecting rail between both Gimhae and Busan International Airport with two western outreaches of the Busan Metro system.

Busan-Gimhae LRT / BGL
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Overview
Native name부산-김해 경전철(釜山-金海輕電鐵)
Busan-Gimhae Gyeongjeoncheol
TypeRapid transit/Light metro
SystemBusan Subway
StatusOpen
TerminiSasang
Kaya University
Stations21[1]
Services1[1]
Operation
Opened9 September 2011
Operator(s)B&G Metro
Technical
Line length23.9 km (14.9 mi)[2]
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

Contents

ConstructionEdit

 
Gimhae National Museum station.

Construction of the line started in February 2006, and after repeated delays, it was set to open on 29 July 2011; however, opening of the line was once postponed indefinitely due to noise abatement issues. The line finally opened on 9 September 2011[3] with one week of free service; revenue service began on 17 September 2011.

The line has a length of 23.9 kilometers (14.9 mi)[2] with 21 stations,[1] and a design capacity of 176,000 passengers per day.[4]

The line is a joint venture between POSCO and Hyundai Rotem, and has a budget of 9,738 billion won.[4] The line is fully automated and uses standard gauge.[5]

SignallingEdit

The Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit is currently equipped with Thales SelTrac Communications-based train control (CBTC) moving block signalling system.[6]

Rolling stockEdit

The line uses a dedicated fleet of 2-car trains[5] built by Rotem, a member of Hyundai Motor Group.

StationsEdit

The line includes Gimhae International Airport Station. This is the station for Busan International Airport.

The stations at Sasang and Daejoe each connect with another line in the Busan urban rail network. Sasang connects with line 2 (green). Daejoe connects with line 3 (red).

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Busan Metro connecting lines Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
1 Sasang
(Busan Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal)
사상
(서부터미널)

(西터미널)
  --- 0.0 Busan Sasang
2 Gwaebeop Renecite
(Samrak Riverside Park)
괘법르네시떼
(강변공원)
르네시떼
()
0.6 0.6
3 Seobusan Yutongjigu
(Geumho Village)
서부산유통지구
(금호마을)
西
()
2.2 2.8 Gangseo
4 Gimhae Int'l Airport 공항 0.9 3.7
5 Deokdu 덕두 1.7 5.4
6 Deunggu 등구 1.7 7.1
7 Daejeo 대저   1.7 8.8
8 Pyeonggang 평강 0.8 9.6
9 Daesa 대사 1.1 10.7
10 Buram 불암 1.0 11.7 South Gyeongsang Gimhae
11 Jinae 지내 0.5 12.2
12 Gimhae College
(Andong)
김해대학
(안동)

()
0.7 12.9
13 Inje University
(Hwalcheon)
인제대
(활천)

()
1.8 14.7
14 Gimhae City Hall 김해시청 1.1 15.8
15 Buwon 부원 1.5 17.3
16 Bonghwang
(Jeonha)
봉황
(전하)

()
0.8 18.1
17 Royal Tomb of King Suro
(Gimhae Passenger Terminal)
수로왕릉
(김해여객터미널)

(터미널)
0.5 18.6
18 Gimhae National Museum 박물관 0.6 20.2
19 Yeonji Park 연지공원 1.0 21.2
20 Presbyterian University
(Hwajung)
장신대
(화정)

()
1.5 22.7
21 Kaya University
(Samgye)
가야대
(삼계)

()
0.7 23.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Line Guide > Line Map". Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 8 December 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Introduction > Unmanned Operation". Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 8 December 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ 최병길 (29 August 2011). 부산~김해경전철 다음달 9일 개통 [Busan-Gimhae Light Rail to begin its operation from the 9th of next month]. Yonhap (in Korean). Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit Co Ltd (BGL) (Korea, South), Urban Transport Systems and Operators". Jane's Information Group. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Introduction > Light Rail Vehicles". Busan Gimhae Light Rail Transit Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 8 December 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit Open| Metro Report". www.metro-report.com/. Retrieved 27 March 2019.

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