Seoul Subway Line 6

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     Line 6
South Korea subway logo.svg
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Overview
Native name 6호선(6號線)
Yuk Hoseon
Type Rapid transit
System Seoul Metropolitan Subway
Status Operational
Termini Eungam
Bonghwasan
Stations 38
Operation
Opening 7 August 2000
Operator(s) Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation
Technical
Line length 35.1 km (21.8 mi)
No. of tracks 2

Seoul Subway Line 6 is a line of the Seoul Subway. Its color is ochre.

Overview[edit]

The route connects Eunpyeong-gu and Jungnang-gu in a U-shaped manner, running through Yongsan-gu and Seongbuk-gu. It does not cross over the Han River. It is mainly used to connect to the outskirts of Seoul and to relieve the traffic on other lines.

The line primarily operates in the section between Eungam and Bonghwasan. When a train arrives at Eungam, it runs through what is commonly known as the "Eungam Loop", a one-way operation loop of stations. After going through the stations of the Eungam Loop in an anti-clockwise direction, the train reaches Eungam again, from which it continues to Bonghwasan. Currently,[when?] commuter trains of the Seoul Metro 6000 EMU series run on the line.

The line started construction in 1994. A short section of the line from Bonghwasan to Sangwolgok opened in August 2000 while the remaining section opened in December of the same year. However, it was not until March 2001 that the whole line was fully operational when the four stations from Itaewon to Yaksu were opened.

Upon the opening of the electrified Gyeongchun Line in December 2010, Seoul Metro made plan to extend the line 1 km eastward to connect to the Gyeongchun Line at a new Sinnae Station, located near the current Sinnae Depot. The station is currently under construction and is planned to open in 2014[1] but might be finished as early as 2013.

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]

Stations[edit]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Line Name
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
610
Eungam 응암
Eungam
Loop
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0.0
Seoul
Eunpyeong-gu
611
Yeokchon 역촌
1.1
1.1
612
Bulgwang 불광 Line 3
0.8
1.9
613
Dokbawi 독바위 독바위
0.9
2.8
614
Yeonsinnae 연신내 연신내 Line 3
1.4
4.2
615
Gusan 구산
0.9
5.1
610
Eungam 응암
1.5
6.6
616
Saejeol 새절 새절
Line 6
0.9
7.5
617
Jeungsan 증산
0.9
8.4
618
Digital Media City 디지털미디어시티 디지털미디어시티 Gyeongui–Jungang AREX
1.1
9.5
619
World Cup Stadium 월드컵경기장 월드컵
0.8
10.3
Mapo-gu
620
Mapo-gu Office 마포구청
0.8
11.1
621
Mangwon 망원
1.0
12.1
622
Hapjeong 합정 Line 2
0.8
12.9
623
Sangsu 상수
0.8
13.7
624
Gwangheungchang 광흥창
0.9
14.6
625
Daeheung 대흥
1.0
15.6
626
Gongdeok 공덕 Line 5 Gyeongui–Jungang AREX
0.9
16.5
627
Hyochang Park 효창공원앞
0.9
17.4
Yongsan-gu
628
Samgakji 삼각지 Line 4
1.2
18.6
629
Noksapyeong 녹사평
1.1
19.7
630
Itaewon 이태원
0.8
20.5
631
Hangangjin 한강진
1.0
21.5
632
Beotigogae 버티고개 버티고개
1.0
22.5
Jung-gu
633
Yaksu 약수 Line 3
0.7
23.2
634
Cheonggu 청구 Line 5
0.8
24.0
635
Sindang 신당 Line 2
0.7
24.7
636
Dongmyo 동묘앞 Line 1
0.6
25.3
Jongno-gu
637
Changsin 창신
0.9
26.2
638
Bomun 보문 Ui LRT (2014)
0.8
27.0
Seongbuk-gu
639
Anam 안암
0.9
27.9
640
Korea University 고려대
0.8
28.7
641
Wolgok 월곡
1.4
30.1
642
Sangwolgok 상월곡
0.8
30.9
643
Dolgoji 돌곶이 돌곶이
0.8
31.7
644
Seokgye 석계 Line 1
1.0
32.7
Nowon-gu
645
Taereung 태릉입구 Line 7
0.8
33.5
646
Hwarangdae 화랑대
0.9
34.4
647
Bonghwasan 봉화산
0.7
35.1
Jungnang-gu
P122
Sinnae (2014) 신내 Gyeongchun (2014)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Chanho (17 July 2008). "경춘선 복선전철 2010년 말 개통". JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Kwon, Sang-soo (26 January 2013). "Free guide for Seoul’s subway riders". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

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