Busan Metro Line 4

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Line 4
4호선(4號線)
Sa Hoseon
South Korea subway logo.svg
BTC Anpyeong depot.JPG
Statistics
Type Rapid transit
System Busan Subway
Status Operational
Termini Anpyeong
Minam
No. of stations 14
Service routes 1
Operation
Opened 30 March 2011
Operator(s) Busan Transportation Corporation
Technical
Line length 10.8 km (6.7 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Gauge None (there are no rails)

Busan Subway Line 4 (4호선) is a rubber-tyred metro line of the Busan Subway network that connects part of Gijang-gun, Busan, and upper Haeundae-gu, Busan, into Dongnae-gu, Busan Korea. It is operated by the Busan Transportation Corporation. Opened on March 30, 2011,[1] the line is a rapid transit (metro) system consisting of 14 stations - 8 underground, 1 on-ground, and 5 above-ground.[2] The line color is blue. A trip through the entire line takes about 24 minutes. Unlike lines 1 to 3 of Busan Subway the trains are driverless and run with pneumatic tires on concrete track (Roll way) between two guide bars.

Line 3 and Line 4[edit]

While Busan Subway Line 3 was being planned, the planners thought about making what is now Busan Subway Line 4 the 2nd phase of Busan Subway Line 3. However, for several reasons, they have made this 2nd phase into a new line called Busan Subway Line 4.

Archaeology[edit]

Compared to Line 3, Line 4 took quite a long time for its construction. There are many reasons for this; however the most significant one is that there were many artifacts found in the construction site of the line, including those from the time of the Three Kingdoms of Korea and the Joseon Dynasty. These artifacts had great historical value,[3] so they caused the completion date of the line to be delayed from its original date of opening in 2008. Some of these artifacts are being displayed inside a historical museum dedicated to this in Suan Station (the museum opened on January 28, 2011).

List of Stations[edit]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
401
Minam 미남 Line 3
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0.0
Busan
Dongnae-gu
402
Dongnae 동래 Line 1
1.0
1.0
403
Suan 수안
(동래읍성임진왜란역사관)

(동래읍성임진왜란역사관)
0.7
1.7
404
Nakmin 낙민
0.6
2.3
405
Chungnyeolsa 충렬사
(안락)

(안락)
0.6
2.9
406
Myeongjang 명장
0.6
3.5
407
Seodong 서동
0.9
4.4
Geumjeong-gu
408
Geumsa 금사
0.6
5.0
409
Banyeo Agricultural Market 반여농산물시장
0.7
5.7
Haeundae-gu
410
Seokdae 석대
1.1
6.8
411
Youngsan Univ. 영산대
(아랫반송)

(아랫반송)
1.2
8.0
412
Dong-Busan College 동부산대학
(윗반송)

(윗반송)
1.3
9.3
413
Gochon 고촌
(실로암공원)

(실로암공원)
0.6
9.9
Gijang County
414
Anpyeong 안평
(고촌주택단지)

(고촌주택단지)
0.9
10.8

Safety Difficulties[edit]

Five days after the Busan Subway Line 4 was opened, when a train in Myeongjang Station closed its doors to depart to the next station, that train made a colossal "thump", and at the same time, the train went into a power outage, leaving 20 people stuck inside the train. Since there are possibilities that serious emergencies might occur, The Busan Transportation Corporation is planning to check safety and the train's condition.

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