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
Opened October 6, 1999[1]
Operator(s) Incheon Transit Corporation
Technical
Line length 29.4 km (18.3 mi)[2]
Number of tracks 2

Incheon Subway Line 1 is a 29.4-kilometer (18.3 mi) north-south subway line,[2] part of the Incheon Subway system. The line is also included as a part of the overall Seoul Metropolitan Subway network; Bupyeong Station has a free transfer with Seoul Subway Line 1, Gyeyang Station connects with the AREX Line which leads to Incheon International Airport and Seoul Station, Bupyeong-gu Office Station has a free transfer with Seoul Subway Line 7, and Woninjae Station has a free transfer with the Suin Line.

Background[edit]

Incheon's Line 1 makes Incheon the fourth city in Korea with a 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. From Bakchon station to International Business District station, the line is underground.

History[edit]

  • March 1999: Trial runs begin.
  • October 6, 1999: The line opens from Bakchon to Dongmak, after six years of construction.
  • December 7, 1999: A northern extension from Bakchon to Gyulhyeon opens.
  • March 16, 2007: Another northern extension from Gyulhyeon to Gyeyang opens, connecting with the Airport Railroad
  • June 1, 2009: A southern extension from Dongmak to International Business District opens.

Future plans[edit]

Another southward extension of the line is proposed to provide transportation to Songdo Landmark City. The extension will be 0.84 kilometers (0.52 mi) long and is planned to open in 2018.[3][needs update]

Another northward extension of the line is proposed to provide transportation to the developing Geomdan New City. No opening time has been announced.

Rolling Stock[edit]

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.

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  2 
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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