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
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 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 km of track. The Incheon subway is operated by the Incheon Transit Corporation. Two more lines are planned.

Lines[edit]

Line Name
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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 23 km 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 km [1]. 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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