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Old December 16th, 2010, 05:04 PM   #441
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Aerial View of Several Gyeongchun Line Stations




춘천역 | Chuncheon Station


남춘천역 | Nam-Chuncheon Station


김유정역 | Gimyujeong Station


굴봉산역 | Gulbongsan Station


강촌역 | Gangchon Station


백양리역 | Baegyang-ri Station

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Old December 21st, 2010, 02:18 AM   #442
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Has the Gyeongchun Line opened today? It's not on all the maps at stations or on trains yet, or on the online maps, or on the Jihachul iPhone app. I am guessing it has opened precisely on-time, but isn't on the maps yet! I hope it will be soon, it would be useful to see its timetable.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 04:28 AM   #443
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Has the Gyeongchun Line opened today? It's not on all the maps at stations or on trains yet, or on the online maps, or on the Jihachul iPhone app. I am guessing it has opened precisely on-time, but isn't on the maps yet! I hope it will be soon, it would be useful to see its timetable.
Gyeongchun line opened today. Naver has updated subway map, adding Gyeongchun line on the map. You can see it here. And Korail also has updated the timetable of Gyeongchun line. See or download this file from Korail website.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 04:44 AM   #444
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First Day of Gyeongchun Line









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Old December 21st, 2010, 05:16 AM   #445
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Thanks, Ruready! My Korean just about stretches to reading the Excel file, although I am struggling a bit with the menus on the Naver and Korail sites. I am sure the English versions will be available soon.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 09:34 AM   #446
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Thanks Ruready for those very interesting aerial pictures of the Gyeongchun Line. Some articles have described this as a subway line, but technically it's an outer suburban rail line, as it will be fitted with passing tracks at certain stations (note Nam-Chuncheon Station and Baegyang-ri Station have room for two more tracks to be laid at a later date) to allow express services, plus the 80+km line length is certainly beyond the range of a typical metro. It is a bit sad to see the single track line with diesel-hauled trains go, much more bucolic and relaxed in atmosphere, but the march of progress must go on, I suppose. The layout of the old Gimyujeong Station (right side of the pic) is a classic one for a single track line, with catchpoint turnouts to protect the main line- much more interesting IMO than modern station layouts.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 06:50 PM   #447
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Thanks, Ruready! My Korean just about stretches to reading the Excel file, although I am struggling a bit with the menus on the Naver and Korail sites. I am sure the English versions will be available soon.
Seoulmetro and SMRT updated their korean routemap.(english version not yet)

Seoulmetro version(Korean)
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Thanks Ruready for those very interesting aerial pictures of the Gyeongchun Line. Some articles have described this as a subway line, but technically it's an outer suburban rail line, as it will be fitted with passing tracks at certain stations (note Nam-Chuncheon Station and Baegyang-ri Station have room for two more tracks to be laid at a later date) to allow express services, plus the 80+km line length is certainly beyond the range of a typical metro. It is a bit sad to see the single track line with diesel-hauled trains go, much more bucolic and relaxed in atmosphere, but the march of progress must go on, I suppose. The layout of the old Gimyujeong Station (right side of the pic) is a classic one for a single track line, with catchpoint turnouts to protect the main line- much more interesting IMO than modern station layouts.
You are right that it's technically suburban rail line. But most peoples in korea don't distinguish subway or metro from suburban rail, even reporters usually don't do it when they write an article. Actually you don't need to tell which one is which when there're no diffrences among subway/metro/suburban rail, whose fare are integrated and calculated by distance-base.

You seem to be much interested in small and old station. When I went to Japan several times, me also liked more small stations than big ones in cities, except that these stations were almost black in night, giving me a bit of scare.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 06:54 PM   #448
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Is the commuter line between Busan and Ulsan also going to be a subway-type train?
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Old December 21st, 2010, 06:58 PM   #449
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Gyeongchun Line First Train on Sangbong Station











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Old December 21st, 2010, 07:45 PM   #451
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Is the commuter line between Busan and Ulsan also going to be a subway-type train?
I think so, even though the train type may be diffrent from the current subway-type train.( derived from AUTS maybe)
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I think so, even though the train type may be diffrent from the current subway-type train.( derived from AUTS maybe)
I have a feeling that this is where any AUTS-derived EMU would be deployed.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 09:52 AM   #453
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You seem to be much interested in small and old station. When I went to Japan several times, me also liked more small stations than big ones in cities, except that these stations were almost black in night, giving me a bit of scare.
Yes, I'm more interested in vintage and existing railway operations than the latest stuff- I find the older railway more characterful and also has the unique flavor of the country, while newly built infrastructure and rolling stock tend to look very homogenized and similar to other nation's new stuff. I like Korail's EMD diesel locomotives pulling the coaches- it immediately tells you it's a Korean railway, while Gyeongchun Line trains, while very attractive and modern, could very well be mistaken for a new line in Japan by a non-railfan. However, I'm a big supporter of rail transport and mass transit (I don't own a car out of principle), and I know modernizing and expanding rail systems is necessary for a civilized society, which So. Korea, other Asian nations and Europe well follows, unlike the thinking of many people in a certain big nation across the Pacific which claims to be the beacon of progress.

*By the way, why are those young people bowing down to the train?-are they fanatics, or are they merely examining the pebbling on the blind people's strip?
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 10:09 AM   #454
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I'm sorry for being off topic, but I'm curious as to what's going on in this picture. Does anyone care to enlighten me?
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 12:48 PM   #455
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*By the way, why are those young people bowing down to the train?-are they fanatics, or are they merely examining the pebbling on the blind people's strip?
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I'm sorry for being off topic, but I'm curious as to what's going on in this picture. Does anyone care to enlighten me?
They are welcoming the first train with a deep bow. " Here comes Sir new train. "

It's just sort of fun that young rail fans make like this :




Young railfans are making deep bow to the Gyeongchun line last train.

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Old December 23rd, 2010, 06:34 PM   #456
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What portion of the new line is underground? Or are some of these pictures just taken at night?
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 06:44 PM   #457
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A Speicial Set of Transportation Card For Celebrating New Gyeongchun Line

Korail sells a set of special transportation card to celebrate the openning of New Gyeongchun Line.
  • 2,010 copies limited
  • Price : 80,000 Won ( approximately 80$, as 1$=1000won)
  • Contents
    - 52 page book introducing Gyeongchun line, train and each station
    - 20 single journey transportation card. All card has seperate image on it (1 train, 1 routemap and each 18 station images). And all cards are charged with 2600 won(the exact fare of single journey between Sangbong and Chuncheon), so you can use it if you want to.












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What portion of the new line is underground? Or are some of these pictures just taken at night?
I think there's no underground in this line, even though this line (81.3km) is consist of many tunnels( 39.4%, or 32km).
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No underground according to Wikipedia.
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Old December 24th, 2010, 08:10 AM   #460
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Sangbong

Is Sangbong Station open for transfer between Line 7 and the Gyeongchun and Jungang Lines? I'm a little confused about this. The updated maps show this, but I've also seen reference in earlier posts about Sin-Sangbong. Could someone please clarify this?
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