The Suwon – Inchon narrow gauge line: Suwon to Ansan (Part 2: Omokcheon to Ansan Outskirts)

July 12, 2013 by
Filed under: Korea, Railways, Suwon - Inchon 
Like on some previous bridges the guard rails are also still on the bridge. When the line was abandoned it was literally abandoned: nothing was done, everything was just left.

Like on some previous bridges the guard rails are also still on the bridge. When the line was abandoned it was literally abandoned: nothing was done, everything was just left.

The bridge from the side.

The bridge from the side.

On the other side the tracks have already been lifted.

On the other side the tracks have already been lifted.

The track bed has been partially prepared for the new subway line. This must have been done quite recently, as the rails are still next to the track bed.

The track bed has been partially prepared for the new subway line. This must have been done quite recently, as the rails are still next to the track bed.

The rails have simply been thrown to the side of the track bed, they were simply loosened and not even broken up.

The rails have simply been thrown to the side of the track bed, they were simply loosened and not even broken up.

The bus stop marks (if my information is correct) the site of the former station. Nowhere on the line could I find any station building, or a signal box, or whatever other typical structure for a railway.

The bus stop marks (if my information is correct) the site of the former station. Nowhere on the line could I find any station building, or a signal box, or whatever other typical structure for a railway.

In매송 (Maesong) the track is still a bit in situ, but not much could be seen.

In매송 (Maesong) the track is still a bit in situ, but not much could be seen.

Across the street the tracks can’t be located. Notice the crane in this picture, it shows up in the next one again.

Across the street the tracks can’t be located. Notice the crane in this picture, it shows up in the next one again.

In the distance the crane from the previous picture can be seen. Between this spot and the crane in the distance the new station will be constructed. This will be어천역 (Eocheonyeok, Eocheon Station). Between 1937 and 1995 this was Eocheon Station on the old narrow gauge line (but the station building, now demolished, was opened in October 1975). In 2016 the new line will open here.

In the distance the crane from the previous picture can be seen. Between this spot and the crane in the distance the new station will be constructed. This will be어천역 (Eocheonyeok, Eocheon Station). Between 1937 and 1995 this was Eocheon Station on the old narrow gauge line (but the station building, now demolished, was opened in October 1975). In 2016 the new line will open here.

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