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  • Seoul Opens Additional 2.5Km Section on Gyeongchun Line Forest

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    Seoul Opens Additional 2.5Km Section on Gyeongchun Line Forest

    The stage 3 section (2.5 kilometers) of the Gyeongchun Line (Railroad) Forest regeneration project, which transforms the disused Gyeongchun Line railway subject to trash dumping and illegal parking into a fan-shaped park, was completed and opened to the public on November 18, 2017.

    This completes the stage 3 section construction of the 5.6 kilometer-long (Gyeongchun Steel Bridge – border of Seoul and Guri-si, area of 170,627㎡), Gyeongchun Line Forest which the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) had been working on since 2013. Other parts will be completed by the end of 2018 and the Gyeongchun Line Forest will be fully open to the public thereafter.

    Once all sections are open to the public, people will be able to use the bike path which connects Seoul, Namyangju-si in Gyeonggi-do, and Chuncheon-si in Gangwon-do.

    The newly opened stage 3 section is situated away from residential areas, allowing users to walk along the railway in the city while enjoying peace and quiet. Registered Cultural Heritage No. 300 Hwarangdae Station (disused) is located nearby as a remodeled exhibition space for narrow-gauge trains and steam locomotives that used to be on display at the Seoul Children’s Grand Park.