Incheon Subway Line 1

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Incheon Line 1
South Korea subway logo.svg Incheon Metro Line 1.png
IncheonRapidTransitCorporation-train-1009.jpg
Overview
Native name 인천 1호선(仁川一號線)
Incheon Il Hoseon
Type Rapid transit
System Incheon Subway
Status Operational
Termini Gyeyang
International Business District
Stations 29
Operation
Opening October 6, 1999[1]
Operator(s) Incheon Transit Corporation
Technical
Line length 29.4 km (18.3 mi)[2]
No. of tracks 2

Incheon Subway Line 1 is a 29.5-kilometer (18.3 mi) north-south subway line,[2] part of the plannned Incheon Subway system. It began operations in October 1999.

Incheon's subway is totally underground except for a ground-level section north of Bakcheon.

The line is also part of the overall Seoul Metropolitan Subway network, as Bupyeong Station has a free transfer point with Seoul Subway Line 1. At the northern terminus of Gyeyang Station, Line 1 also connects with the AREX Line which leads to Incheon International Airport and Seoul Station; and it connects with the Suin Line which allows travelers to reach Seoul Subway Line 4 and eventually the Bundang Line.

Background[edit]

Trial runs on Line 1 began in March 1999. After six years of construction, 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 Int'l Business District in the south takes approximately 57 minutes.

By October 2012 the line will also connect with the Seoul Subway's Line 7, which is currently under construction.[needs update] Incheon Line 1 will be extended to one additional station, in Songdo Landmark City, 0.84 kilometers (0.52 mi) beyond the current terminus, International Business District Station. Construction on this extension is planned to start in 2013 and be completed by the end of 2018.[3][needs update]

History[edit]

  • October 6, 1999: Bakcheon-Dongmak
  • December 7, 1999: Gyulhyeon-Bakcheon
  • March 16, 2007: Gyeyang-Gyulhyeon
  • June 1, 2009: Dongmak-International Business District

Stations[edit]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Line Name
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
I110
Gyeyang 계양 Seoul Metro Arex Line.png
Line 1
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0.0
Incheon
Gyeyang-gu
I111
Gyulhyeon 귤현
0.9
0.9
I112
Bakchon 박촌
1.5
2.4
I113
Imhak 임학
1.1
3.5
I114
Gyesan 계산
1.1
4.6
I115
Gyeongin National University of Education 경인교대입구
0.9
5.5
I116
Jakjeon 작전
0.9
6.4
I117
Galsan 갈산
1.4
7.8
Bupyeong-gu
I118
Bupyeong-gu Office 부평구청 Seoul Metro Line 7.png
1.0
8.8
I119
Bupyeong Market 부평시장
1.1
9.9
I120
Bupyeong 부평  Seoul 1 
0.9
10.8
I121
Dongsu 동수
0.9
11.7
I122
Bupyeongsamgeori 부평삼거리 삼거리
1.1
12.8
I123
Ganseogogeori 간석오거리 오거리
1.2
14.0
Namdong-gu
I124
Incheon City Hall 인천시청역 Line 2 (2016)
1.4
15.4
I125
Arts Center 예술회관
1.0
16.4
I126
Incheon Bus Terminal 인천터미널 터미널
0.8
17.2
Nam-gu
I127
Munhak Sports Complex 문학경기장
0.8
18.0
Yeonsu-gu
I128
Seonhak 선학
0.8
18.8
I129
Sinyeonsu 신연수
1.1
19.9
I130
Woninjae 원인재  Suin 
0.9
20.8
I131
Dongchun 동춘
1.1
21.9
I132
Dongmak 동막
1.0
22.9
I133
Campus Town 캠퍼스타운 캠퍼스타운
1.6
24.5
I134
Technopark 테크노파크 테크노파크
0.8
25.3
I135
BIT Zone 지식정보단지
1.4
26.7
I136
University of Incheon 인천대입구
1.0
27.7
I137
Central Park 센트럴파크
0.9
28.6
I138
International Business District 국제업무지구
0.8
29.4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Incheon Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b "General information". Incheon Transit Corporation. Retrieved 2015-04-24. 
  3. ^ "사업소개" (in Korean). 도시철도건설본부. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 

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