'Gangchon Rail Bike', carrying memories along the old railroad of Gyeongchun Line
Chuncheon, Gangwon, Korea
A spring day in April, when the warm breeze blowing gently touches the branches of the buds and the sunshine shines quietly down the river. The heart of the outing to the suburbs with family, lovers and friends is just as excited and excited. Indeed, it is a section of the old Gyeongchun Line that leads to Daeseong-ri, Cheongpyeong, Gapyeong, Gangchon, and Chuncheon, so it is loved only by hearing its name. It is a place where every middle-aged person in Korea would have buried at the edge of the old days. Let's go on a memory trip to Gangchon Station, which was once a pronoun of youth and romance.
"Oh, maybe Gangchon Station is the same as it is now."
“By the way, wasn't there an original track here in this tunnel? The train was standing inside. ”
“There were no standings in MT season, so some people stood up and went.”
Excitement and regret are mixed in half in the conversation between the people who shared the memories.
On December 20, 2010, the Gyeongchun Line Mugunghwa-ho train, which connected Seoul and Chuncheon, finished its last service and disappeared into history. Afterwards, the tracks in the tunnel were demolished, but the unique arch-shaped piam tunnel and old history remained. The old “Gangchon” station sign remains the same.
Rail bikes run one way, starting at Kim Yu-jeong Station, about 6 km.
In the summer season, rail bikes operate nine times a day, every hour from 9:00 am. Youths on a date, young couples with children, middle-aged alumni, families with grandparents… Age groups and members vary widely. There are two types of rail bikes: two-seater (30,000 won) and four-seater (40,000 won). After listening to simple usage and cautions, such as how to operate the brakes, start in sequence.
Seoul Chuncheon Expressway Gangchon IC → toward Elysian Gangchon → turn left at Chuncheon and Gangchon at the intersection of Gangchon IC → Gangchon Station
* public transport
Take the Gyeongchun Line train from Sangbong Station of Seoul Subway Line 7
* Gimyujeong Station: Get off at Gimyujeong Station, exit 1, and walk about 30m to the right
* Gangchon Station: Get off at Gangchon Station and go 1.5km toward Gangchon Bridge (about 20 minutes on foot)
* Gyeonggang Station: Get off at Gulbongsan Station, exit 1, and walk about 1.5km towards Seocheon branch of Namsan Elementary School (about 20 minutes on foot)
Sodam Chicken Ribs Makguksu: Chicken Ribs and Makguksu / 151-1 Gangchon-ro, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si / 033-261-5934
Gyeonggang Makguksu: Buckwheat Makguksu and Buckwheat Sprout Meat / 62-4 Seobaek-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si / 033-263-1138
Yurim Chicken Ribs: Chicken Ribs and Makguksu / 34, Anmasan-ro, Chuncheon-si / 033-244-5119
Gangchon Mountain Pension: 26-1, Pulmugol 1-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si / 010-2971-6899
Remember Pension: 320, Bukhangangbyeon-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do / 033-263-2063
※ The above information was updated in April 2019, and may be changed later, so please check before you travel.
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