Incheon Subway

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Incheon Subway
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Overview
Owner Incheon City Government
Locale Incheon, South Korea
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 56
Daily ridership 199,527
Operation
Began operation 1999
Operator(s) Incheon Transit Corporation
Technical
System length 58.5 km (36.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Incheon Subway
Hangul 인천지하철
Hanja
Revised Romanization Incheon Jihacheol
McCune–Reischauer Inch'ŏn Chihach'ŏl

The Incheon Subway (Hangul인천도시철도; hanja仁川都市鐵道; RRIncheon Jihacheol) subway line operator serving the South Korean city of Incheon. The system is operated by Incheon Transit Corporation.

Lines[edit]

Line Name
English
Line Name
Hangul
Starting Station(s)
Ending Station(s)
Stations
Total Length
in km
 1 
1호선 Gyeyang International Business District 29 29.4 km
 2 
2호선 Geomdan Oryu Unyeon 27 29.1 km

Line 1[edit]

Main article: Incheon Subway Line 1

Line 1 is a 29.4-kilometer (18.3 mi) north-south subway line,.[1] After six years of construction, the line opened for regular service on October 6, 1999 as the fourth subway system in South Korea after Seoul, Busan and Daegu. A trip along the line from Gyeyang in the north to International Business District in the south takes approximately 57 minutes.

A one-station extension to Gyeyang opened in March 2007, providing transfers to AREX. A six-station south extension opened in June 2009.

The line uses 34 8-car trains. The first 25 trains were built between 1998 and 1999 by Daewoo Heavy Industries and Rotem, while the last 9 trains were built between 2007 and 2008 by Hyundai Rotem to provide trains following the extension of the line.

Line 2[edit]

Main article: Incheon Subway Line 2

Line 2 is a 29.1-kilometer (18.1 mi) north-south light metro subway line. After seven years of construction, the line opened for regular service on July 30, 2016. There are transfer points at Geomam (with AREX), Juan (with Seoul Subway Line 1), and Incheon City Hall (with Incheon Line 1). Line 2 has aboveground sections north of Asiad Stadium.

The line uses 37 2-car trains, all of which were built in 2013 by Hyundai Rotem.

Expansion[edit]

Main article: Incheon Subway Line 3

The future Line 3 is planned to be a circular line of the Incheon Subway. It will intersect Korail Line 1 at Dowon Station and Incheon Subway Line 1 at Dongmak Station.

Fare[edit]

Old Incheon Subway ticket

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "General information". Incheon Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2015-04-24. 

External links[edit]