The Suwon – Inchon narrow gauge line: walking from the (future) Sari Station to Gojan Station

June 27, 2013 by
Filed under: Korea, Railways, Suwon - Inchon 
After crossing the water and the roads the track can be found easily. The first few meters after a road only has sleepers (this is true at every crossing), after that the rails start again.

After crossing the water and the roads the track can be found easily. The first few meters after a road only has sleepers (this is true at every crossing), after that the rails start again.

View towards Jungang Station (중앙역), the two low structures in the distance are at the station entrance.

View towards Jungang Station (중앙역), the two low structures in the distance are at the station entrance.

While walking under the elevated line 4 the track can easily be seen.

While walking under the elevated line 4 the track can easily be seen.

Directly after Jungang Station (중앙역)

Directly after Jungang Station (중앙역) the track has been cleared somewhat, as a sort of monument. It might be that the old narrow gauge platform is still there, incorporated in the new (elevated) station.

End of the tracks just after Jungang Station (중앙역).

End of the tracks just after Jungang Station (중앙역) (view east, towards the station). At this point a road has to be crossed, the Hanyangdaehakro (한양대학로, or Hanynag University Road).

After crossing the Hanyangdaehakro (한양대학로) the old track can be found very easily, next to line 4.

After crossing the Hanyangdaehakro (한양대학로) the old track can be found very easily, next to line 4. It is not possible to see this from a line 4 train, the track is too close to line 4. The line here is now part of a park, and the bushes next to the line are in a swamp. The water level is so high that it is impossible to walk next to the track, the track bed has to be used as a path here.

The flora slowly overtaking the railway line, view towards the west.

The flora slowly overtaking the railway line, view towards the west.

At same points in the line something has happened to the track. Probably during the construction of line 4 some machine crossed the track.

At same points in the line something has happened to the track. Probably during the construction of line 4 some machine crossed the track.

End of the line at Gwangdeokdaero (광덕대로), view west towards Gojan Station (고잔역).

End of the line at Gwangdeokdaero (광덕대로), view west towards Gojan Station (고잔역). The new roads under line 4 have been built on an embankment, the original narrow gauge is considerably lower than that.

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    […] This particular stretch of the old railway starts at (2), which is the end of the stretch described in a previous article. At (3) is an area were quite a lot must have happened, nothing can be found here and a new short […]

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