Suin Line Extension to Open in December

Update: The Suin Line extension has now been scheduled to open on February 27 2016.

The Suin Line which opened between Oido and Songdo in 2012 will be getting a further extension at the end of this year. The new Suin Line extension will complete the link from Songdo to Incheon Station where it will meet Line 1, also known as the Gyeongin Line.

The Suin line extension is only 7.4km long and after leaving Songdo Station is completely underground all the way to Incheon. The extension has historical significance as it will finally reestablish a rail connection between Incheon and Songdo on the original Suin Line which closed in 1973.

The new extensions will provide easier access to one of the city’s international ferry terminals, various industrial areas and residential areas . It means easier access to the Line 1 side of the rail network in Incheon for passengers on the Suin Line, and a direct rail link from Incheon Station all the way to the current terminus at Oido where it meets Line 4.

Though indications are that the line will be opened in December there is still no concrete date. Here are some photos of the construction going on around Songdo Station taken earlier this year.

Watch out for another upcoming post about plans for new KTX services at Songdo and Suwon.

 

Suin Line Extension Stations

(Click maps to view full screen.)

Incheon Station (인천)

Incheon Station

 

Incheon Cruise Terminal (국제 여객 터미널)

Incheon Cruise Terminal

 

Namincheon (남인천)

Namincheon

 

Yonghyeon (용현)

Yonghyeon


Hagik (학익)

Hakik

 

Note that names of these stations are subject to change.

About This Author

Originally from New Zealand, Andy moved to Korea in 2007 and very quickly became interested in the many different public transport and urban development projects around Korea. He currently lives in Sejong city and is particularly interested in rail projects, transport hubs and technology.

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  • Please correct in the Upcoming Project list. Completion now scheduled for December with opening planned for February 27th 2016 :
    http://www.inha.ac.kr/user/boardList.do?boardId=46&command=view&page=1&boardSeq=226143&id=kr_010803000000

    kimahrikku1 2 years ago Reply


    • Thanks for the update! Good to know a date has finally been set.

      Andy Tebay 2 years ago Reply


  • Will be a great change for the Incheon/Dongincheon area to have a second connection instead of only being the end of the line.

    And then once the Wolmi-do monorail opens…

    Ted Horton 2 years ago Reply


    • It sure well Ted! Yes, the Wolmi-do monorail…will post about what’s happening with that in the next couple of months hopefully!

      Andy Tebay 2 years ago Reply


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