Seoul Subway Line 3

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     Line 3
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Overview
Native name 3호선(3號線)
Sam Hoseon
Type Rapid transit
System Seoul Metropolitan Subway
Status Operational
Termini Daehwa
Ogeum
Stations 44
34-Seoul Metro
10-Korail
Operation
Opening July 12, 1985
Operator(s) Seoul Metro & Korail
Technical
Line length 57.4 km (35.7 mi)
38.2 km (23.7 mi) Seoul Metro[1]
19.2 km (11.9 mi) Korail[2]
No. of tracks 2

Seoul Subway Line 3 (dubbed The Orange Line) of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway is a commuter rail service. which connects Goyang, northwestern Seoul to the city center, Gangnam, and southeastern Seoul.

In December 2010 the line is recorded as having the second highest WiFi data consumption in the Seoul Metropolitan area. It averaged 1.8 times more than the other 14 subway lines fitted with WiFi service zones.[3]

History[edit]

Construction began in 1980, and most of the current line opened (Gupabal - Yangjae; Jichuk opened in 1990) after completion of work in two stages during 1985, along with brother subway Line 4. In October 1993, a second extension to the south was opened (Yangjae - Suseo), giving Seoul the current Line 3.

In March 1996, the Ilsan Line (Daehwa - Jichuk), which is considered the third extension to the north was opened, and connected the city of Goyang with Seoul. Seoul's portion of Line 3 and the Ilsan part of Line 3 operate as one combined line, with trains running from one end to the other. The respective stations are operated by two different companies, though, so they are sometimes listed separately. There are 2 depots near Jichuk Station and Suseo Station, which are for both Korail and Seoul Metro.

A 3 km extension opened on February 18, 2010, stretching from Suseo to Garak Market (Line 8) and Ogeum (Line 5).

On December 27, 2014, Wonheung Station opened between Wondang and Samsong Stations.

Tourism[edit]

In January 2013, the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation, published free guidebooks in three languages: English, Japanese and Chinese (simplified and traditional), which features eight tours as well as recommendations for accommodations, restaurants and shopping centers. The tours are designed with different themes for travel along the subway lines, e.g. Korean traditional culture. Which goes from Jongno 3-ga Station to Anguk Station and Gyeongbokgung Station on this line that showcases antique shops and art galleries of Insa-dong.[4]

Stations[edit]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer Line Name Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
309
Daehwa 대화
Ilsan Line
---
0.0
Gyeonggi-do
Goyang-si
310
Juyeop 주엽
1.4
1.4
311
Jeongbalsan 정발산
1.6
3.0
312
Madu 마두
0.9
3.9
313
Baekseok 백석
1.4
5.3
314
Daegok 대곡 Gyeongui–Jungang
2.5
7.8
315
Hwajeong 화정
2.1
9.9
316
Wondang 원당
2.6
12.5
317
Wonheung 원흥
2.9
15.4
318
Samsong 삼송
2.1
17.5
319
Jichuk 지축
1.7
19.2
320
Gupabal 구파발
Line 3
1.5
20.7
Seoul
Eunpyeong-gu
321
Yeonsinnae 연신내 연신내 Line 6
2.0
22.7
322
Bulgwang 불광 Line 6
1.3
24.0
323
Nokbeon 녹번
1.1
25.1
324
Hongje 홍제
1.6
26.7
Seodaemun-gu
325
Muakjae 무악재
0.9
27.6
326
Dongnimmun 독립문
1.1
28.7
327
Gyeongbokgung 경복궁
1.6
30.3
Jongno-gu
328
Anguk 안국
1.1
31.4
329
Jongno 3(sam)-ga 종로3가 3 Line 1 Line 5
1.0
32.4
330
Euljiro 3(sam)-ga 을지로3가 3 Line 2
0.6
33.0
Jung-gu
331
Chungmuro 충무로 Line 4
0.7
33.7
332
Dongguk University 동대입구
0.9
34.6
333
Yaksu 약수 Line 6
0.7
35.3
334
Geumho 금호
0.8
36.1
Seongdong-gu
335
Oksu 옥수 Gyeongui–Jungang
0.8
36.9
336
Apgujeong 압구정
2.1
39.0
Gangnam-gu
337
Sinsa 신사 Shinbundang (2018)
1.5
40.5
338
Jamwon 잠원
0.9
41.4
Seocho-gu
339
Express Bus Terminal 고속터미널 터미널 Line 7 Line 9
1.2
42.6
340
Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education 교대 Line 2
1.6
44.2
341
Nambu Bus Terminal 남부터미널 터미널
0.9
45.1
342
Yangjae 양재 Shinbundang
1.8
46.9
343
Maebong 매봉 매봉
1.2
48.1
Gangnam-gu
344
Dogok 도곡 Bundang
0.8
48.9
345
Daechi 대치
0.8
49.7
346
Hangnyeoul 학여울 학여울
0.8
50.5
347
Daecheong 대청 대청
0.9
51.4
348
Irwon 일원
1.2
52.6
349
Suseo 수서 西 Bundang
KTX logo.svg Suseo HSR (2016)
KTX logo.svg Honam HSR (2017)
1.8
54.4
350
Garak Market 가락시장 Line 8
1.2
55.6
Songpa-gu
351
National Police Hospital 경찰병원
0.8
56.4
352
Ogeum 오금 Line 5
0.6
57.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 지하철건설현황 [Status of Subway Construction] (in Korean). Seoul City Government. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Metro Lines & Trains in Operation". Korail. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Seoul Subway Line No. 2 Becomes Major WiFi Hotspot". Chosun Ilbo. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Kwon, Sang-soo (26 January 2013). "Free guide for Seoul’s subway riders". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

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