Seoul Subway Line 5

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Line 5
5호선(5號線)
O Hoseon
South Korea subway logo.svg
Seoul Subway 5000.JPG
Line 5 Train approaching the station
Statistics
Type Rapid transit
System Seoul Metropolitan Subway
Status Operational
Termini Banghwa
Sangil-dong / Macheon
No. of stations 51
Operation
Opened 15 November 1995
Operator(s) Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation
Technical
Line length 52.3 km (32.5 mi)
No. of tracks 2

Seoul Subway Line 5 of the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation, dubbed the purple line, is a long line crossing from the west to the east across the Seoul National Capital Area, South Korea. Line 5 holds the distinction of being one of the two subway lines in Seoul to cross under the Han River (the other being Bundang Line), which is done at two points (between Mapo - Yeouinaru and Gwangnaru - Cheonho). The line also branches into two different lines in the eastern part of Seoul.

The total length of this line is 52.3 km and it is the 3rd longest fully underground subway line in the world just behind Guangzhou Metro Line 3 and Beijing Subway Line 10 (see world's longest rapid transit tunnel).

History[edit]

The line was built 1990~1996 and is an important east-west link connecting Gimpo Airport, the Yeouido business area, downtown Seoul, and the Gangdong residential districts.

In 1996 Line 5 was implemented with driverless operation. However, it was deemed that a driver would be necessary in case of a breakdown of the automation system, therefore each subway train has one driver on board.

It was the worlds longest underground railway line for 9 years until Guangzhou Metro Line 3 came into operation in 2005.

In December 2010 the line is recorded as having the third highest WiFi data consumption in the Seoul Metropolitan area. It averaged 1.67 times more than the other 14 subway lines fitted with WiFi service zones.[1]

Tourism[edit]

In January 2013, the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation, which operates this line, 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. These were distributed from information centers on this line. 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 line No 3 that showcases antique shops and art galleries of Insa-dong.[2]

In the summer of 2013, the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation to display water parks that are located near stations operated by the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation on the LCD display screens both inside the train, and on the station platforms.

Main Line[edit]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
510
Banghwa 방화
---
0.0
Seoul
Gangseo-gu
511
Gaehwasan 개화산
0.9
0.9
512
Gimpo International Airport 김포공항 Line 9 AREX
1.2
2.1
513
Songjeong 송정
1.2
3.3
514
Magok 마곡
1.1
4.4
515
Balsan 발산
1.2
5.6
516
Ujangsan 우장산
1.1
6.7
517
Hwagok 화곡
1.0
7.7
518
Kkachisan 까치산 까치 Line 2 (Sinjeong)
1.2
8.9
519
Sinjeong 신정
1.3
10.2
Yangcheon-gu
520
Mok-dong 목동
0.8
11.0
521
Omokgyo 오목교
0.9
11.9
522
Yangpyeong 양평
1.1
13.0
Yeongdeungpo-gu
523
Yeongdeungpo-gu Office 영등포구청 Line 2
0.8
13.8
524
Yeongdeungpo Market 영등포시장
0.9
14.7
525
Singil 신길 Line 1
1.1
15.8
526
Yeouido 여의도 Line 9
1.0
16.8
527
Yeouinaru 여의나루 나루
1.0
17.8
528
Mapo 마포
1.8
19.6
Mapo-gu
529
Gongdeok 공덕 Line 6 Gyeongui AREX
0.8
20.4
530
Aeogae 애오개 애오개
1.1
21.5
531
Chungjeongno 충정로 Line 2
0.9
22.4
Seodaemun-gu
532
Seodaemun 서대문 西
0.7
23.1
Jongno-gu
533
Gwanghwamun 광화문
1.1
24.2
534
Jongno 3-ga 종로3가 3 Line 1 Line 3
1.2
25.4
535
Euljiro 4-ga 을지로4가 4 Line 2
1.0
26.4
Jung-gu
536
Dongdaemun History & Culture Park 동대문역사문화공원 Line 2 Line 4
0.9
27.3
537
Cheonggu 청구 Line 6
0.9
28.2
538
Singeumho 신금호
0.9
29.1
Seongdong-gu
539
Haengdang 행당
0.8
29.9
540
Wangsimni 왕십리 Line 2 Jungang Bundang
0.9
30.8
541
Majang 마장
0.7
31.5
542
Dapsimni 답십리
1.0
32.5
543
Janghanpyeong 장한평
1.2
33.7
Dongdaemun-gu
544
Gunja 군자 Line 7
1.5
35.2
Gwangjin-gu
545
Achasan 아차산
1.0
36.2
546
Gwangnaru 광나루 광나루
1.5
37.7
547
Cheonho 천호 Line 8
2.0
39.7
Gangdong-gu
548
Gangdong 강동 Line 5 (Macheon Branch)
0.8
40.5
549
Gil-dong 길동
0.9
41.4
550
Gubeundari 굽은다리 굽은다리
0.8
42.2
551
Myeongil 명일
0.7
42.9
552
Godeok 고덕
1.2
44.1
553
Sangil-dong 상일동
1.1
45.2

Macheon Branch[edit]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
548
Gangdong 강동 Line 5 (Main Line)
0.8
40.5
Seoul
Gangdong-gu
P549
Dunchon-dong 둔촌동
1.2
41.7
P550
Olympic Park 올림픽공원 올림픽 Line 9 (2016)
1.4
43.1
Songpa-gu
P551
Bangi 방이
0.9
44.0
P552
Ogeum 오금 Line 3
0.9
44.9
P553
Gaerong 개롱
0.9
45.8
P554
Geoyeo 거여
0.9
46.7
P555
Macheon 마천
0.9
47.6

Expansion[edit]

SMRT is currently planning two expansions from Sangil-Dong Station to the city of Hanam with a total of 5 stations spanning 7.7 km.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seoul Subway Line No. 2 Becomes Major WiFi Hotspot". Chosun Ilbo. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Kwon, Sang-soo (26 January 2013). "Free guide for Seoul’s subway riders". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 27 January 2013.