Busan Transportation Corporation

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Busan Transportation Corporation
Native name

부산교통공사 (hangul)
釡山交通公社 (hanja)

Industry Rapid transit
Founded January 1, 2006
Headquarters Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Jun-gu Gyotonggongsa, South Korea
Website http://www.humetro.busan.kr/

The Busan Transportation Corporation (Hangul:부산교통공사, Hanja:釜山交通公社) was established January 1, 2006, following the abolition of the Busan Urban Transit Authority, which was founded in 1987. It currently operates the Busan Metro line 1-4 and Busan Gimhae light Rail transit in Busan and Gimhae, South Korea. In addition, it provides all the information about the routes in Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese.[1][2][3]


The Corporation is governed by those of bureaucratic positions; with its system regulated by the article 2 of Auto Transportation Business Enforcement Law. It is responsible in all operations relating to the transportation system’s construction and coherence. The corporation is led by the president, who oversees two departments (audit and safety & management) and four headquarters (planning, administration, general operations, and construction.)[1]


The Busan Transportation Corporation’s logo depicts an image of a railway car in a square form. [1]

The headquarters of the Busan Transportation Corporation, the operator of Lines 1-4

Corporate purpose[edit]

The corporation’s purpose for its service is: “to develop an urban transit system, provide a convenience for citizens, and promote a national prosperity through the construction of public transportation facilities in the transit zone of metro and operational rationalization.” Their vision for 2012 is to become a first class corporation for the citizens with their slogan saying ‘Leading the paradigm of 21C urban railway operation.’ The corporation is motivated by three goals: “1) accomplish the balance of operation surplus 2) accomplish the first place in customer satisfaction 3) make a great occupation to work.” Which they plan to do by: reducing accidents to zero, optimizing construction, and improving their organization, service, and finances.[1]

Social Activities[edit]

The Busan Transportation Corporation has extensions that do not relate to transportation, as they own their own football club: Busan Transportation Corporation FC.[1][4]


Recently, in 2013 the employees went on strike to fight for an increase in pay and maternity leaves. After a 'one day' strike, a negotiation was made: 78 more were hired, wages were increased by 2.8%, and more maternity leaves were implemented.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Busan Transportation Corporation website". Busan Transportation Corp. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Busan City Website". Dynamic Busan. Archived from the original on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit opens". Railway Gazette. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Busan Transportation Corporation FC". Facebook. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  5. ^ Kim, So-yeon. "Busan Subway Workers set for One Day Strike Wednesday if Demands Not Met in Last-Minute Deal [CANCELLED]". HAPS. Archived from the original on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.

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