Seoul Metropolitan Subway

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Seoul Metropolitan Subway, often called Seoul Subway, is metro network that connects Seoul and suburban areas in its vicinity. It is referred as longest metro system in the world, and second busiest metro system in the world, just after Tokyo Metro.[1]

The system is consisted of 9 numeric-named lines (Line 1 ~ Line 9), Gyeongui Line, Bundang Line, Shinbundang Line, A'REX, Jungang Line, Gyeongchun Line, Suin Line, Incheon Line 1, Everline and U Line.
Since 2010, all stations have smartphone like 46-inch touchscreen kiosk, so that passengers can look at the map, make free phone calls, or get tourist information. All lines use special RFID cards, such as T-money, or NFC technology to impose traveling fee.

Lines in Service[change | change source]

Line name (English) Alternative Name(s) Starting Station(s) Ending Station(s) Total Length Operator
Line 1 Dark Blue Line Soyosan Incheon, Sinchang, Gwangmyeong, Seodongtan 200.6 km Korail, Seoul Metro
Line 2 Green Line, Ring Line City Hall, Seongsu, Sindorim City Hall, Sinseoldong, Kkachisan 60.2 km Seoul Metro
Line 3 Orange Line Daehwa Ogeum 57.4 km Korail, Seoul Metro
Line 4 Light Blue Line Danggogae Oido 71.5 km Korail, Seoul Metro
Line 5 Purple Line Banghwa Sangildong, Macheon 52.3 km Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit
Line 6 Brown Line Eungam Bonghwasan 35.1 km Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit
Line 7 Yellowish Green Line Jangam Bupyeonggu Office 57.1 km Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit
Line 8 Pink Line Amsa Moran 17.7 km Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit
Line 9 Gold Line Gaehwa Sinnonhyeon 26.9 km Seoul Metro9 Corp.
AREX Airport Express Seoul Station Incheon International Airport 58.0 km Korail Airport Railroad
Jungang Line Yongsan Yongmun 71.2 km Korail
Gyeongui Line Gongdeok, Seoul Station Munsan 50.8 km Korail
Gyeongchun Line Sangbong, Yongsan (ITX) Chuncheon 80.7 km Korail
Suin Line Oido Songdo 13.1 km Korail
Bundang Line Wangsimni Suwon 52.9 km Korail
Shinbundang Line DX Line Gangnam Jeongja 17.3 km NeoTrans Corp.
Incheon 1 Gyeyang International Business District 29.4 km Incheon Transit
Everline Yongin LRT Giheung Jeondae·Everland 18.1 km Yongin Rapid Transit
U Line Uijeongbu LRT Balgok Tapseok 11.1 km Incheon Transit

References[change | change source]

  1. "The world's longest metro and subway systems". Kable, a trading division of Kable Intelligence Limited. 10 December 2013. http://www.railway-technology.com/features/featurethe-worlds-longest-metro-and-subway-systems-4144725. Retrieved 29 June 2014.