Update: This station is now scheduled to open on March 26 2016.
Following the opening of Cheongna International City Station on the Airport Railroad last year, another new stop is expected to open at the end of 2015.
As you might have guessed, Yeongjong Station (영종역) is on Yeongjong Island which is home to Incheon International Airport. The new station will be located next to the Geumsan Interchange between Unseo (운서) and Cheongna International City stations (청라국제도시역), making it the new final stop before leaving the island.
Work on the 3 story station has to be carried out overnight when trains aren’t operating as there are airport railroad and KTX services passing through as often as every 12 minutes during the day.
From a quick look at satellite photos, the area around the station is still relatively rural. Nevertheless, developments on the island are slowly taking over and one of these developments closest to the station is Midan City, a major development in the north-east of the island. The project is in the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) and the Incheon City is hoping that the area becomes a hub for international leisure and business in the Asian region.
There is still one more station to open in 2017 on the current Airport Railroad, Magoknaru Station (마곡나루역) – which is also being called Magok Station during its construction phase despite a Line 5 station with the same name. We’ll have more on this station closer to the time.
Header Image: Incheon City