Tag Archives: metro

Bundang Line Opens Stops in Yongin

image

image

image

Three new stops opened on the Bundang Line this week recently, part of a plan to eventually connect to Line 1 in Suwon.

The new(ish) stops are Guseong, Singal and Giheung, opening up Yongin as a convenient new area for Bundang residents to work and play.

The Bundang Line is in yellow on the pictured map.

On a related note, Popular Gusts dug up a 1988 article about Seoul’s plans for the metro. Notice that 24 years ago, Seongnam was very peripheral.

Daniel Daugherty

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Daily Life, News

Scenes from Sin Bundang Opening Night

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

Wish I knew earlier — rides were free today. This brought out families and couples to take a ride on trains with no drivers. The overall experience was similar to Disney’s monorail, smooth and quiet.

One important thing to note is that the exit numbers at Gangnam have been changed.

Daniel Daugherty

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Scenes from Sin Bundang Opening Night

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

Wish I knew earlier — rides were free today. This brought out families and couples to take a ride on trains with no drivers. The overall experience was similar to Disney’s monorail, smooth and quiet.

One important thing to note is that the exit numbers at Gangnam have been changed.

Daniel Daugherty

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Sin Bundang Line Set Back by Floods

What a difference two weeks makes.  That’s how long ago CNNGo confirmed the expected September starting date for the new Sin Bundang Line.  Then the flooding happened.

Now I have it on good authority from someone involved with the project that further delays are likely.

Right now they are still planning for a Sept 21 opening and that was possible 2 weeks ago. Now they have had 2 incidents in the last 2 weeks so that date may change. Right now there is still a meter of water at track level at Gangnam and there is a pile of electronics that are full of water (muddy water in some cases). Yangjae also has some wet electronics that has not been turned back on.
The trains on this line will be entirely computerized.  That’s right:  No drivers.  That means they’ll need extra testing to work out kinks and ensure public safety.

Very possible that this stuff will not work when it dries out and the opening date will be pushed back. There is the time it will take to replace this stuff and retest the new stuff and there is all the lost testing time while nothing is happening right now.

Basically, Bundang residents are probably gonna have to wait a little while longer to take this sweet ride into Gangnam.

To hold you over, here’s a picture taken from inside the new Pangyo station.

Pangyo Station Sign

A picture taken from inside the still-unopened Pangyo Station.

Ooh, shiny …

–Daniel Daugherty

1 Comment

Filed under Daily Life, News