Incheon Subway

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Incheon Subway
South Korea subway logo.svg
IncheonRapidTransitCorporation-train-1009.jpg
Overview
Owner Incheon City Government
Locale Incheon, South Korea
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 29
Daily ridership 199,527
Operation
Began operation 1999
Operator(s) Incheon Transit Corporation
Technical
System length 29.4 km (18.3 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Incheon Subway
Hangul 인천지하철
Hanja
Revised Romanization Incheon Jihacheol
McCune–Reischauer Inch'ŏn Chihach'ŏl

The Incheon Subway (Hangul: 인천 도시철도; hanja: 仁川都市鐵道; RR: Incheon Jihacheol) is a single subway line serving the South Korean city of Incheon. A physical transfer exists to Seoul Subway Line 1 at Bupyeong Station and Seoul Subway Line 7 at Bupyeong-gu Office Station, as well as the Suin Line at Woninjae Station and AREX at Gyeyang Station.

The line has 29 stations on 29.4 kilometers (18.3 mi) of route.[citation needed] The Incheon subway is operated by the Incheon Transit Corporation. Two more lines are planned.

Lines[edit]

Line Name
English
Line Name
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Starting Station(s)
Ending Station(s)
Stations
Total Length
in km
Line 1
1호선 Gyeyang International Business District 29 29.4 km

Line 1[edit]

Main article: Incheon Subway Line 1

Trial runs on Line 1, a 29.4 kilometers (18.3 mi) north-south route, started in March 1999. After six years of construction it opened for regular service on 6 October 1999 as the fourth subway system in South Korea after Seoul, Busan and Daegu. A trip along the line from Gyeyang in the north to Dongmak in the south takes approximately 45 minutes. Bupyeong station is a transfer point to Korail, a route which is actually integrated into Seoul's subway network as an extension of Seoul's Line 1. Incheon's subway is totally underground except north of Bakcheon.

A one-station extension to Gyeyang, for connections with AREX, opened in March 2007. A six-station south extension opened in June 2009.

Expansion[edit]

Line 2[edit]

Line Name
English
Line Name
Hangul
Starting Station(s)
Ending Station(s)
Stations
Total Length
in km
Line 2
2호선 Oryu dong Unyeon 27 29.3 km
Main article: Incheon Subway Line 2

The future Line 2 is planned to have 27 stations from Oryu dong in Seo-gu to Incheon Grand Park, and its line length will be 29.3 kilometers (18.2 mi). intersect Line 1 at Incheon City Hall Station, Korail Line 1 at Juan Station, and AREX at Geomam Station.

Line 3[edit]

Line Name
English
Line Name
Hangul
Starting Station(s)
Ending Station(s)
Stations
Total Length
in km
Line 3
3호선 Dongmak Dowon
Main article: Incheon Subway Line 3

The future Line 3 is planned to be a circular line of the Incheon Subway. It will intersect Korail Line 1 at Dowon Station, Incheon Subway Line 1 at Dongmak Station.

Fare[edit]

Old Incheon Subway ticket

See also[edit]

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