Gwangju Metro Line 1

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Line 1
1호선(1號線)
Il Hoseon
South Korea subway logo.svg
GMSC Line 1 Car Interior.jpg
Statistics
Type Rapid transit
System Gwangju Metro
Status Operational
Termini Nokdong
Pyeongdong
No. of stations 20
Service routes 1
Operation
Opened 28 April 2004
Operator(s) Gwangju Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation
Technical
Line length 20.6 km (12.8 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Gwangju Metro Line 1 is a rapid transit line in Gwangju, South Korea, operated by the Gwangju Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation (GRTC, or Gwangju Metro). It connects Nokdong Station in Dong-gu at its eastern terminus to Pyeongdong Station in Gwangsan-gu in the west, via the central business district and Gwangju Airport. On maps, it is designated by dark green ().

The line began operations in 2004, making Gwangju the fifth South Korean city with a rapid transit system.

History[edit]

  • Aug 28, 1996 : Ground breaking ceremony for the Line 1
  • Apr 28, 2004 : Line 1 partially opened ( Nokdong <-> Sangmu )
  • Apr 11, 2008 : Line 1 fully opened ( Nokdong <-> Pyeongdong )

Stations[edit]

As of 2012 Line 1 consists of twenty stations. The section between Sotae and Nokdong operates as a separate shuttle.[1]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Line Name
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
100 Nokdong 녹동 鹿
Line 1
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0.0
Gwangju
Dong-gu
101 Sotae 소태
1.9
1.9
102 Hakdong·Jeungsimsa 학동·증심사입구 ·
1.1
3.0
103 Namgwangju 남광주
0.9
3.9
104 Culture Complex 문화전당 殿
0.9
4.8
105 Geumnamno 4(sa)-ga 금남로4가 4
0.7
5.5
106 Geumnamno 5(o)-ga 금남로5가 5
0.6
6.1
107 Yangdong Market 양동시장
1.0
7.1
Seo-gu
108 Dolgogae 돌고개 돌고개
0.6
7.7
Nam-gu
109 Nongseong 농성
1.2
8.9
Seo-gu
110 Hwajeong 화정
0.7
9.6
111 Ssangchon 쌍촌
0.6
10.2
112 Uncheon 운천
0.9
11.1
113 Sangmu 상무
1.1
12.2
114 Kim Daejung Convention Center 김대중컨벤션센터 컨벤션센터
0.7
12.9
115 Airport 공항
2.9
15.8
Gwangsan-gu
116 Songjeong Park 송정공원
1.1
16.9
117 Songjeongni 송정리
1.1
18.0
118 Dosan 도산
0.7
18.7
119 Pyeongdong 평동
1.9
20.6

Plan to extend Line 1[edit]

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.[2]

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