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

Daejeon Metro routemap.svg

Daejeon Metro
Hangul 대전도시철도
Hanja 大田都市鐵道
Revised Romanization Daejeon dosicheoldo
McCune–Reischauer Taejŏn tosich'ŏlto
Daejeon Metro
판암
101
신흥
102
to Busan (Gimcheon-Gumi)
via Gyeongbu Line/HSR
대동
103
↑↓
Planned
Line 2
대전
104
Korail KTX
중앙로
105
Proposed
Line 3
중구청
106
to Seoul (Osong)
via Gyeongbu Line/HSR
서대전네거리
107
↑↓
Planned
Line 2
서대전역
      
Korail KTX
오룡
108
Proposed
Line 5
to Mokpo (Gyeryong)
via Honam Line/HSR
용문
109
Proposed
Line 4
탄방
110
시청
111
정부청사
112
갈마
113
월평
114
갑천
115
유성온천
116
↑↓
Planned
Line 2
구암
117
현충원
118
월드컵경기장
119
노은
120
지족
121
반석
122

Legend
Numbers
Station number
  
Completed line/station
  
Planned and proposed
  
Connecting passenger rail (KORAIL/KTX)

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 single-line subway network first opened in 2006 with 12 stations. The line was expanded in 2007 and it now consists of one line, 22 operating stations, and 22.6 kilometres (14.0 mi) of route.[citation needed]

History[edit]

After the city's administrative district was expanded in 1995, plans were announced in February 1996 for a five-line metro service totaling 102.3 kilometres (63.6 mi). Construction of Line 1 began in October 1996 and was scheduled to be completed by 2003, but completion was delayed by right-of-way acquisition and constrained finances in the wake of the Asian financial crisis.[1]

Lines[edit]

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

Line 1[edit]

Line 1 was initially designed to be 22.6 kilometres (14.0 mi) long, connecting the old and new town centers.[1] It opened in two phases:

  • 16 March 2006 : Line 1 Phase 1 opened (Panam ↔ Government Complex)
  • 17 April 2007 : Line 1 Phase 2 complete, fully opened (Panam ↔ Banseok)

The track leads from Banseok Station in Yuseong-gu to Panam Station in Dong-gu.

Line 2[edit]

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

"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. [3]

There have been plans to build line 2 as a magnetic levitation train similar to the German M-Bahn or the Japanese HSST.[2][4] The current technical design, however, is not open to the public.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mun, Jinsu; Kim, Hun, eds. (2013). "2. History of the Urban Railway Development in South Korea". Korea's Railway Development Strategies. Goyang, Republic of Korea: Korean Transport Institute. pp. 30–31. ISBN 978-89-5503-559-9. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c 네이버 :: 지식iN
  3. ^ http://www.daejeon.go.kr/drh/drhStoryDaejeonView.do?boardId=blog_0001&menuSeq=1628&categorySeq=295&ntatcSeq=1038516&pageIndex=1
  4. ^ Maglev Transrapid Magnetschnellbahn | Maglev in South-Korea

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