Seoul Metro Corporation

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Seoul Metro Corporation
Government-owned corporation
IndustryRapid transit
SuccessorSeoul Transportation Corporation
FoundedJune 8, 1970 (reestablished September 1, 1981)[1]
HeadquartersSeocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Key people
Lee Jeong-won (President, 2014–)[2]
ProductsSubway
6,593,770,000,000 (KRWON)(2005)
-81,718,477,562 (KRWON) (2005)
OwnerSeoul Metropolitan Government
Number of employees
10,128(2006)
Websitewww.seoulmetro.co.kr
Seoul Metro Corporation
Hangul
Hanja
서울 메트로
Revised RomanizationSeoul Meteuro
McCune–ReischauerSŏul Met‘ŭro

Seoul Metro Corporation (Hangul: 서울메트로) is a public corporation owned by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Established in 1970, it was, with Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation and Korail, one of the major operators of Seoul Metropolitan Subway. The company merged with Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation in 2017.[3]

History[edit]

  1. June 8, 1970: Subway construction headquarters
  2. April 1971: Line 1 (Cheongnyangni Station - Seoul Station) construction started and opened
  3. October 1974: Gunja Depot construction
  4. March 9, 1978: Line 2 Gangnam Section construction started
  5. February 29, 1980: Line 3 and 4 construction started
  6. May 22, 1984: Line 2 Circle Line opened
  7. October 18, 1985: Line 3 and 4 opened
  8. July 13, 1990: Line 3 (Gupabal Station - Jichuk Station) opened
  9. May 22, 1992: Line 2 Sinjeong Branch (Sindorim Station - Yangcheon-gu Office Station) opened
  10. April 21, 1993: Line 4 (Sanggye Station - Danggogae Station) opened
  11. October 10, 1993: Line 3 (Yangjae Station - Suseo Station) opened
  12. April 1, 1994: Line 4 (Sadang Station - Namtaeryeong Station) opened
  13. March 20, 1996, Line 2 Sinjeong Branch (Sinjeongnegeori Station - Kkachisan Station) opened
  14. October 20, 2005: Line 2 Yongdu Station opened
  15. December 21, 2005: Line 1 Dongmyo Station opened
  16. February 18, 2010: Line 3 (Suseo Station - Ogeum Station) opened
  17. March 28, 2015: Line 9 (Eonju Station - Sports Complex Station) opened
  18. May 31, 2017: Merged with Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation & Seoul Transportation Corporation

Lines[edit]

Seoul Metro's service covers a part of Seoul Subway Line 1, and the whole Seoul Subway Line 2, Seoul Subway Line 3, Seoul Subway Line 4. For lines 1, 3, and 4, Korail jointly participates in the service. Seoul Metro controls the railways and stations which are owned by Seoul Metropolitan Government.

Depots[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "개요 및 연혁" (in Korean). Seoul Metro. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
  2. ^ "서울메트로 사장에 이정원 現 경영지원본부장 임명" (in Korean). Asiae. 2014-08-22. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
  3. ^ Tebay, Andy (2017-06-06). "Seoul Metro operators merge". Rail Journal. Retrieved 2018-03-19.

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