Daejeon Metro

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Daejeon Metro
South Korea subway logo.svg
DJET Line 1 Car-Interior.JPG
Overview
Locale Daejeon, South Korea
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 22
Operation
Began operation 16 March 2006
Operator(s) Daejeon Metropolitan Express Transit Corporation
Technical
System length 22.74 km (14.13 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
System map

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Daejeon Metro
Hangul 대전도시철도
Hanja 大田都市鐵道
Revised Romanization Daejeon dosicheoldo
McCune–Reischauer Taejŏn tosich'ŏlto

Daejeon Metro (Hangul대전도시철도; Hanja大田都市鐵道; RRDaejeon dosicheoldo) is the rapid transit system of Daejeon, South Korea, operated by the Daejeon Metropolitan Express Transit Corporation (DjeT, or Daejeon Metro). The subway network first opened in 2006 with 12 stations. Now, it consists of one line, 22 operating stations, and 22.6 kilometres (14.0 mi) of route.[citation needed]

The first section of Line 1 was opened on March 16, 2006, the second on April 17, 2007. The track leads from Banseok Station in Yuseong-gu to Panam Station in Dong-gu.

The construction of a Line 2 was planned to begin in 2008, but is delayed because Government funding has been diverted to other projects.[1]

"Line 2" will have construction begin "Soon" according to statements from the Daejeon Metropolitan Government. The new "Line 2" will be a mix of ground level and elevated track. Experts hope to have test portions of the line operational by 2018, but estimates show the full line will probably not be finished until after 2021. [2]

There have been plans to build line 2 as a magnetic levitation train similar to the German M-Bahn or the Japanese HSST.[1][3] The current technical design, however, is not open to the public.[1]

History[edit]

  • 16 March 2006 : Line 1 partially opened (Panam ↔ Government Complex)
  • 17 April 2007 : Line 1 fully opened (Panam ↔ Banseok)

Lines[edit]

Line Name
English
Line Name
Hangul
Starting Station(s)
Ending Station(s)
Stations
Total Length
in km
Line 1
1호선 Panam Banseok 22 22.7

Line 1[edit]

Main article: Daejeon Metro Line 1

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