Seoul Subway Line 7 extended on May 22 – Seongnam – Sangok – Bupyeong-gu Office

Seoul Metro 7000 Series Train operated on Seoul Subway Line 7 (스마트랜스/Pixabay)

Seoul Metro opened on May 22, 2021 (Saturday) between Seongnam Station (761: 석남) and Bupyeong-gu Office Station (759: 부평구청) on the Seoul Subway Line 7. The starting point was Bupyeong-gu Office Station connecting with Incheon Metro Line 1 until now, and it was extended to Seongnam Station, which connects to Incheon Metro Line 2, 4.2 km westward (See the below network map). A new Sangok Station (760: 산곡) opened on the way. Seoul Subway Line 7 is a long commuting line from Incheon City to Uijeongbu City (Gyeonggi) via Bucheon City (Gyeonggi) and Seoul City, but it has been extended to 53 stations in total. In addition to being able…

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Further trains reduced in the night – COVID-19 expansion in Seoul metropolitan

Seoul Station of Seoul Subway Lines 1 and 4 ©Katsumi

With the strengthening of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the number of trains operating at night will be further reduced in the Seoul metropolitan area from December 8, 2020 (Tuesday), following last month.

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The Metropolitan Railway Suin Line was extended between Suwon and Hanyang University at Ansan, and started direct operation through into the Bundang Line

The Metropolitan Railway Suin Line was extended between Suwon and Hanyang University at Ansan, and started direct operation through into the Bundang Line

Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL) newly opened the extension section of the Metropolitan Railway Suin Line (수도권 전철 수인선) between Suwon Station (수원, Gyeonggi) and Hanyang University at Ansan Station (한대앞, Gyeonggi) on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The opening sections and new stations are as follows. Suwon Station (K245: existing station) Gosaek Station (K246: 고색, Gyeonggi) Omokcheon Station (K247: 오목천, Gyeonggi) Eocheon Station (K248: 어천, Gyeonggi) Yamok Station (K249: 야목, Gyeonggi) Sa-ri Station (K250: 사리, Gyeonggi) Hanyang University at Ansan Station (K251: existing station) With the opening of this time, the Metropolitan Railway Suin Line and Bundang Line are integrated as the “Suin & Bundang Line”, and started the through operation via…

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‘Busanwondong’ – New station on Donghae Commuter Line has launched

'Busanwondong' - New station on Donghae Commuter Line has launched

A new station, ‘Busanwondong (부산원동, K116)’, has been established between Allak and Dongnae stations (Busan City) on the Donghae Commuter Line operated by KORAIL, and started business on March 28, 2020. The station is located in the residential area of Busan City, where many high-rise apartments are built. The platform is located above the Suyeonggang River. 横山 勝巳 / Yokoyama Katsumiスマートフォンアプリ「乗換路線図」の路線図デザイナーとして、日本全国のみならず世界各国の鉄道路線図の制作を手がける。そのかたわら、刻一刻と変わりゆく鉄道業界の出来事を整理し、わかりやすく発信する目的で鉄道・交通系ライター業をスタート。大阪府堺市出身。

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The operation between Imjingang and Munsan stations started as Metropolitan Railway Gyeongui-Jungang Line

The operation between Imjingang and Munsan stations started as Metropolitan Railway Gyeongui-Jungang Line

On March 28, 2020, KORAIL added the section between Imjingang (임진강, K336) and Munsan (문산, K335) stations to Metropolitan Railway Gyeongui-Jungang Line and began the operation. Imjingang station was the stop for the ‘Peace Train (DMZ Train)’, which has been suspended since October 2019. The section to Munsan station has been electrified and has revived as a station of Metropolitan Railway. The trains do not run directly to Seoul, but is operated by shuttle between Imjingang and Munsan stations. 横山 勝巳 / Yokoyama Katsumiスマートフォンアプリ「乗換路線図」の路線図デザイナーとして、日本全国のみならず世界各国の鉄道路線図の制作を手がける。そのかたわら、刻一刻と変わりゆく鉄道業界の出来事を整理し、わかりやすく発信する目的で鉄道・交通系ライター業をスタート。大阪府堺市出身。

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KTX Gangneung Line started to get to Donghae station

KTX Gangneung Line started to get to Donghae station

KTX Gangneung Line, high-speed trains operated by KORAIL, has started the new operating system ‘Seoul station – Donghae station (동해)’ on March 2, 2020. Departing from Seoul station (some of which is Cheongryeo station), the KTX train runs into KORAIL Yeongdong Line from the branch at the southeast of Gangneung station (it does not stop at Gangneung station). On the way, it stops at Jeongdongjin and Mukho stations, and arrives at Donghae terminal. The journey time between Seoul and Donghae stations is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes. 横山 勝巳 / Yokoyama Katsumiスマートフォンアプリ「乗換路線図」の路線図デザイナーとして、日本全国のみならず世界各国の鉄道路線図の制作を手がける。そのかたわら、刻一刻と変わりゆく鉄道業界の出来事を整理し、わかりやすく発信する目的で鉄道・交通系ライター業をスタート。大阪府堺市出身。

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