FANDOM


Seoul
Incheon - Gyeonggi
서울
인천 (仁川) - 경기 (京畿)
Background
Locale Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 10 (MRT); 10 (Regional); 1 (LRT)
Number of stations 324 (MRT); 237 (Regional); 15 (LRT)
Technical
System length MRT - 345.7 km (214.81 mi)
Regional - 577.3 km (358.72 mi)
LRT - 11.1 km (6.90 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)


Seoul is one of the most heavily used rapid transit systems in Sudogwon area and the world, which services 7 million passengers by the metropolitan system alone and well over 8 million trips daily by the greater system's sixteen lines consisted of the Seoul Metro, Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation & Korail regional lines. The system serves Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi, northern South Chungcheong, and western Gangwon. There are connections to the A'REX at Seoul Station and Gimpo Airport, and a free transfer with the single-line Incheon Subway system at Bupyeong on Line 1. Since 2008, all stations operated by Seoul Metro and SMRT have been fitted with platform screen doors, but only within Seoul and excluding stations operated by Korail.

All directional signs in the Seoul Subway are written in both Korean and English. Station signs and some maps also display Hanja. The pre-recorded voice announcement in the trains indicating the upcoming station, possible line transfer and exiting side are all in Korean followed by English, and in some cases Japanese then Chinese.

The metropolitan subway network is operated in two forms[1] and by seven different organizations:

Urban Rail (MRT & LRT)
  • Seoul Metro (Line 2, underground section of Line 1, and large parts of Line 3 & Line 4). The corporation runs a total of 199 trains at 115 stations on lines 1–4. Generally, operation intervals are 2.5–3 minutes during rush hours and 4–6 minutes during non-rush hours. An average of 3,879,000 passengers use subway lines 1–4 daily.[2]
  • Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation (SMRT) (Line 5, Line 6, Line 7, and Line 8). An average of 2,037,000 passengers use subway lines 5–8 daily.[2]
  • Seoul Metro Line 9 Corporation for Line 9
  • Incheon Metro for Incheon Line 1
  • Uijeongbu Light Rail Ltd. for Uijeongbu
Regional Rail
  • Korail (Korea Railroad); (Bundang, Jungang, Gyeongui, Gyeongchun, most of Line 1, and parts of Line 3 & Line 4). An average of 2,177,000 people use Korail's Seoul regional lines daily.[2]
  • Korail Airport Railroad Co. for A'REX
  • NeoTrans Co.,Ltd. for Sin Bundang Line


LinesEdit

Line
Terminals
Year Opened
Total Length
in km
№ of Stations
Seoul Metro logo Seoul SRMT logo Seoul Metro 9 logo Seoul Incheon logo South Korea logo Mass Rapid Transit
 Line 1  Cheongnyangni Seoul 1974 7.8 10
 Line 2  loop line starts @ City Hall 1980 60.2 52
 Line 3  Jichuk Ogeum 1985 38.2 34
 Line 4  Danggogae Namtaeryeong 1985 31.1 26
 Line 5  Banghwa Sangil-dong / Macheon 1995 52.3 51
 Line 6  Eungam Bonghwasan 2001 35.1 38
 Line 7  Jangam Onsu 1996 46.9 42
 Line 8  Amsa Moran 1996 17.7 17
 Line 9  Gaehwa Sinnonhyeon 2009 27.0 25
 Incheon Line 1  Gyeyang Int. Business District 1999 29.4 29
Seoul Uijeongbu logo South Korea logo Light Rail Transit
 Uijeongbu  Balgok Tapseok 2012 11.1 15
Korail logo Seoul DX logo Regional Rail
 Line 1  Soyosan Incheon / Sinchang 1974 190.6 87
 Line 3  Daehwa Jichuk 1996 19.2 9
 Line 4  Namtaeryeong Oido 1994 39.4 22
 Gyeongui  Seoul Munsan 2009 46.3 20
 Gyeongchun  Sangbong Chuncheon 2010 81.3 18
 Jungang  Yongsan Yongmun 2005 72.6 28
 Suin  Oido Songdo 2012 13.1 9
 Bundang  Wangsimni Giheung 1994 39.5 28
 Sinbundang  Gangnam Jeongja 2011 17.3 6
 A'REX  Seoul Incheon Int. Airport 2007 58.0 10

MapEdit

Sudogwon map

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of South Korea: Definition of Urban Rail and Wide-area Rail
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Transportation: Subway". Seoul Metropolitan Government. Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. http://web.archive.org/web/20070703162807/http://english.seoul.go.kr/residents/transport/trans_04sub_01.html. Retrieved 2007-08-07. 

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.