Incheon Subway

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Incheon Subway
South Korea subway logo.svg
IncheonRapidTransitCorporation-train-1009.jpg
Overview
OwnerIncheon City Government
LocaleIncheon, South Korea
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines2
Number of stations56
Daily ridership199,527
Operation
Began operation1999
Operator(s)Incheon Transit Corporation
Technical
System length58.5 km (36.4 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
System map

Incheon Metro Map en.svg

Incheon Subway
Hangul인천도시철도
Hanja仁川都市鐵道
Revised RomanizationIncheon dosi cheoldo
McCune–ReischauerInch'ŏn dosi ch'ŏldo

The Incheon Subway (Hangul인천도시철도; Hanja仁川都市鐵道; RRIncheon dosi cheoldo) 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]

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. The color of the line is light blue.

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]

Line 2 is a 29.1-kilometer (18.1 mi) north-south light metro 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 color of the line is Orange.

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

Expansion[edit]

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

Fare[edit]

Old Incheon Subway ticket

See also[edit]


References[edit]

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

External links[edit]