The Gwangju City Government has a plan to extend the current Line 1 southward to Hwasun and northward to Naju. Recently, the Presidential Committee on Balanced National Development promised to include the Line 1 extension in its '5+2 extensive economic zone' project.
The original plan of Line 2 was a circle type, but recently the Gwangju City Government suggested to consider a so-called 'South-North type' as well. Now the Gwangju City Government is holding a public hearing.
Route of Circle Line (Plan 1) : Baekyoon-gwangjang (백운광장 a.k.a white cloud sqaure) - Namgwangju Station (남광주역) - Gwangju Station (광주역) - Gwangju Bus Terminal (터미널) - Market (시장) - Sangmu (상무) - Baegun-gwangjang (백운광장) - Hyocheon Station (효천역) (27.4 km)
Route of South-North Line (Plan 2) : Hyocheon Station (효천역) - Baekyoon-gwangjang (백운광장 a.k.a white cloud sqaure) - Namgwangju Station (남광주역) - Chosun University (조선대) - Gwangju Station (광주역) - Chonnam National University (전남대) - Ilgongno (일곡로) - Bonchon-industrial park (본촌공업단지) - Cheomdan-area (첨단지구) (24.58 km)