Driving with memories along the old Gyeongchun line
On December 20, 2010, the Mugunghwa Train on the Gyeongchun Line that connects Seoul and Chuncheon disappeared into history after its final operation.
Since then, the tracks inside the tunnel have been torn down, but the unique ‘piam tunnel’ in the shape of an arch and its old history remain.
The old “gangchon” station sign remains as well.
History has been transformed into a ticket booth and a shelter as railbike between Gangchon and Kim Yu-jeong stations began operation.
Running along the Bukhangang River.
The rail bike runs on a one-way route between the former Gangchon and Kim Yu-jeong stations.
It means that you can go from Gangchon Station to Kim Yu-jung Station, or can start at Kim Yu-jeong Station and come to Gangchon Station.
The same route goes back and forth, but it is relatively easy as there are more downhill courses from Kim Yu-jeong Station to Gangchon Station.
But from Gangchon Station to Kim Yu-jeong Station is also designed to power rail bikes on uphill roads without pedaling.
Which station will you start at? It’s a question to choose depending on your travel course.
During the summer season, railbikes run five times a day every two hours from 9 a.m. every hour.
Young people on dates, young couples with children, middle-aged classmates and even families with grandparents. There are many different age groups and members.
1383, Gimyujeong-ro, Sindong-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
Gimyujeong Station (Gyeongchun Line), Exit 1.
* Closes at 16:00 December-January / Hours are subject to change
2-seater bike 30,000 won /
4-seater bike 40,000 won (fee is per bike)