Busan Metro Line 2
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|Stations||43 (1 closed)|
|Opened||30 June 1999|
|Operator(s)||Busan Transportation Corporation|
|Line length||45.2 km (28.1 mi)|
|No. of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
Busan Subway Line 2 (2호선) is a line of the Busan Subway that crosses Busan, South Korea, from east to west, running along the shores of Haeundae and Gwanganli, and then north toward Yangsan. The line is 45.2 km (28.1 mi) long with 43 stations, with 1 not operating. The line uses trains that have six cars each.
A ride through the entire line takes about 1 hour 24 minutes.
Plans to create this line began in 1987, and the idea was finalized by 1991. In 2001, there were originally plans to have three more stations beyond Yangsan Station when they were constructing the third section of the line, but with the citizens of Yangsan requesting a different line to enter their city, the idea was scrapped as a replacement with another new light rail currently undergoing approval.
Another plan (which is also older) was of four additional stations stretching beyond Jangsan Station (201), but was scrapped in the beginning for cost issues. Currently, the extension idea is reviving, but another idea is to have a different rail (expected to be a light rail) to take place from Jangsan Station to the city of Ulsan.
- November 28, 1991: Constructed the first section from Seomyeon Station (219) to Hopo Station (239).
- October 27, 1994: Constructed the second section from Jangsan Station (201) to Seomyeon Station (219).
- June 30, 1999: Opened the first section service from Seomyeon Station (219) to Hopo Station (239).
- August 8, 2001: Opened the second section service from Geumnyeonsan Station (210) to Seomyeon Station (219).
- December 2001: Constructed the third section from Hopo Station (239) to Yangsan Station (243).
- January 16, 2002: Opened the second section service from Gwangan Station (210) to Gwangan Station (211).
- August 29, 2002: Opened the second section service from Jangsan Station (201) to Gwangan Station (210).
- January 10, 2008: Opened the third section service for Hopo Station (239), Namyangsan Station (242), and Yangsan Station (243).
- October 1, 2009: Opened the third section service for Pusan National University Yangsan Campus Station (241).
- November 4, 2014: Munjeon Station (217) was renamed to Busan International Finance Center–Busan Bank Station (217).
- September 24, 2015: Plans to open the third section service for Jeungsan Station (240).
List of stations
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