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The Gimpo GoldLine (Korean김포 도시철도; Hanja金浦都市鐵道) is a future subway line scheduled to open in September 2019.[1][2][needs update]

Gimpo Urban Railway (Gimpo Goldline)
South Korea subway logo.svg
Overview
Native name김포 도시철도 (金浦都市鐵道)
Gimpo Dosicheoldo
StatusUnder construction
TerminiYangchon
Gimpo International Airport
Stations10
Operation
OpenedSeptember 2019 (Planned)
OwnerGimpo City
Operator(s)Seoul Metro
Depot(s)Gimpo Hangang Train Depot
Technical
Track length23.67 km (14.71 mi)
Track gauge1435 mm
Operating speed48 km/h (30 mph)
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BackgroundEdit

Under the third mayor of Gimpo City, Kim Dongsik (김동식), the line was going to be an extension of Line 5. This idea was rejected by Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation (now Seoul Metro) as they wanted to build a subway yard in the town of Yangchon-eup.

Construction is expected to cost 1.6503 trillion won with 1.2 trillion from Korea Land and Housing Corporation. Two car vehicles will operate at intervals of three minutes during peak hours with a maximum occupancy of 122 people per car. The line will use rolling stock by Hyundai Rotem. Travel time from one end to the other will be an estimated 30 minutes and transfers are available at Gimpo Airport Station. In 2012, planners expected 88,257 passengers during the first year of operation (then 2018), 91,501 in 2021, and 92,561 in 2026 with an operating deficit of roughly 10 billion won.[3]

StationsEdit

The following list of stations may be subject to change as the line is constructed and various sources give conflicting information.[1][2]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
100 Yangchon 양촌
-
0.0
Gyeonggi-do
Gimpo-si
101 Gurae 구래
1.37
1.37
102 Masan 마산
1.17
2.54
103 Janggi 장기 場基
2.29
5.53
104 Unyang 운양 雲陽
1.69
7.22
105 Geolpo Bukbyeon 걸포북변
3.39
10.61
106 Sau
(Gimpo City Hall)
사우
(김포시청)

()
1.87
12.48
107 Pungmu 풍무
1.38
13.86
108 Gochon 고촌 高村
3.69
17.55
109 Gimpo International Airport 김포공항      
 Seohae  (2021)
5.92
23.47
Seoul
Gangseo-gu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 김포도시철도 노선명 ‘Gimpo GoldLine’ 확정 (in Korean). Kyeonggi.com. November 28, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  2. ^ a b 김포도시철도 추진현황 보고회 개최 (in Korean). Gimpo Daily. January 23, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "[사설] 10년 논란 김포 '지하 경전철', 차질없이 추진돼야". Kyeonggi Ilbo (in Korean). 28 March 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2018.