The Jungang Line is a railway line connecting Cheongnyangni to Gyeongju in South Korea. Major stations along the line include:
Cheongnyangni on the Gyeongwon Line in eastern Seoul, the starting point for passenger trains on the Jungang Line;
Mangu, the future terminus of the Gyeongchun Line;
- Bongyang, the terminus of the Chungbuk Line;
- Jecheon, the terminus of the Taebaek Line. All Chungbuk Line trains departs from here due to the location of Bongyang Station.;
- Yeongju, the terminus of the Yeongdong and Gyeongbuk Lines;
- Andong, where most passenger trains from Seoul terminate;
- Yeongcheon, the terminus of the Daegu Line; and
- Gyeongju on the Donghae Nambu Line (from Gyeongju, some trains continue south on the Donghae Nambu Line to Bujeon Station of Busan).
Before the KTX era, trans-Korean Tongil-ho trains were in operation on the Jungang and Donghae Nambu Lines. This wearisome 12-hour train journey has since been separated into two parts.
Jungang means “central” in Korean, and describes the line’s route through the mountains in the east-central part of South Korea. When Korea was under Japanese rule, the line was briefly known as Gyeonggyeong Line, referring to line running between Seoul and Gyeongju. The name of the line was changed back to its present name after the end of World War II.