Seoul Subway Line 6

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Line 6
South Korea subway logo.svg Seoul Metro Line 6.png
Changsinsta08.jpg
Overview
Native name 6호선(六號線)
Yuk Hoseon
Type Rapid transit
System Seoul Metropolitan Subway
Status Operational
Termini Eungam
Bonghwasan
Stations 38
Operation
Opened 7 August 2000
Operator(s) Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation
Technical
Line length 35.1 km (21.8 mi)
Number of tracks 2

Seoul Subway Line 6 is a line of the Seoul Subway. Its color is ochre.

Overview[edit]

The route connects Eunpyeong-gu and Jungnang-gu in a U-shaped manner, running through Yongsan-gu and Seongbuk-gu. It does not cross over the Han River. It is mainly used to connect to the outskirts of Seoul and to relieve the traffic on other lines.

The line primarily operates in the section between Eungam and Bonghwasan. When a train arrives at Eungam, it runs through what is commonly known as the "Eungam Loop", a one-way operation loop of stations. After going through the stations of the Eungam Loop in an anti-clockwise direction, the train reaches Eungam again, from which it continues to Bonghwasan. Currently,[when?] commuter trains of the Seoul Metro 6000 EMU series run on the line.

The line started construction in 1994. A short section of the line from Bonghwasan to Sangwolgok opened in August 2000 while the remaining section opened in December of the same year. However, it was not until March 2001 that the whole line was fully operational when the four stations from Itaewon to Yaksu were opened.

Upon the opening of the electrified Gyeongchun Line in December 2010, Seoul Metro made plan to extend the line 1 km eastward to connect to the Gyeongchun Line at a new Sinnae Station, located near the current Sinnae Depot.[1]

In March 2016, a proposal to launch an express service on Line 6 was announced.[2][3]

Tourism[edit]

In January 2013, the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation, which operates this line, published free guidebooks in three languages: English, Japanese and Chinese (simplified and traditional), which features eight tours as well as recommendations for accommodations, restaurants and shopping centers. These were distributed from information centers on this line. The tours are designed with different themes for travel along the subway lines, e.g. Korean traditional culture, which goes from Jongno 3-ga Station to Anguk Station and Gyeongbokgung Station on line No 3 that showcases antique shops and art galleries of Insa-dong.[4]

Stations[edit]

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer
Line Name
Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
610
Eungam 응암
Eungam
Loop
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0.0
Seoul
Eunpyeong-gu
611
Yeokchon 역촌
1.1
1.1
612
Bulgwang 불광 Seoul Metro Line 3.png
0.8
1.9
613
Dokbawi 독바위 독바위
0.9
2.8
614
Yeonsinnae 연신내 연신내 Seoul Metro Line 3.png
1.4
4.2
615
Gusan 구산
0.9
5.1
610
Eungam 응암
1.5
6.6
616
Saejeol
(Sinsa)
새절
(신사)
새절
()
Line 6
0.9
7.5
617
Jeungsan
(Myongji University)
증산
(명지대앞)

(앞)
0.9
8.4
618
Digital Media City 디지털미디어시티 디지털미디어시티  Gyeongui–​Jungang  Seoul Metro Arex Line.png
1.1
9.5
619
World Cup Stadium
(Seongsan)
월드컵경기장
(성산)
월드컵
()
0.8
10.3
Mapo-gu
620
Mapo-gu Office 마포구청
0.8
11.1
621
Mangwon 망원
1.0
12.1
622
Hapjeong 합정 Seoul Metro Line 2.png
0.8
12.9
623
Sangsu 상수
0.8
13.7
624
Gwangheungchang
(Seogang)
광흥창
(서강)

(西)
0.9
14.6
625
Daeheung
(Sogang University)
대흥
(서강대앞)

(西앞)
1.0
15.6
626
Gongdeok 공덕 Seoul Metro Line 5.png Seoul Metro Arex Line.png  Gyeongui–​Jungang 
0.9
16.5
627
Hyochang Park 효창공원앞  Gyeongui–​Jungang 
0.9
17.4
Yongsan-gu
628
Samgakji 삼각지 Seoul Metro Line 4.png
1.2
18.6
629
Noksapyeong
(Yongsan-gu Office)
녹사평
(용산구청)

()
1.1
19.7
630
Itaewon 이태원
0.8
20.5
631
Hangangjin 한강진
1.0
21.5
632
Beotigogae 버티고개 버티고개
1.0
22.5
Jung-gu
633
Yaksu 약수 Seoul Metro Line 3.png
0.7
23.2
634
Cheonggu 청구 Seoul Metro Line 5.png
0.8
24.0
635
Sindang 신당 Seoul Metro Line 2.png
0.7
24.7
636
Dongmyo 동묘앞 Seoul Metro Line 1.png
0.6
25.3
Jongno-gu
637
Changsin 창신
0.9
26.2
638
Bomun 보문  Ui  (2016)
0.8
27.0
Seongbuk-gu
639
Anam
(Korea Univ. Hospital)
안암
(고대병원앞)

(앞)
0.9
27.9
640
Korea University
(Jongam)
고려대
(종암)

()
0.8
28.7
641
Wolgok
(Dongduk Women's University)
월곡
(동덕여대)

()
1.4
30.1
642
Sangwolgok
(KIST)[5]
상월곡
(한국과학기술연구원)

()
0.8
30.9
643
Dolgoji 돌곶이 돌곶이
0.8
31.7
644
Seokgye 석계 Seoul Metro Line 1.png
1.0
32.7
Nowon-gu
645
Taereung 태릉입구 Seoul Metro Line 7.png
0.8
33.5
646
Hwarangdae
(Seoul Women's University)
화랑대
(서울여대입구)

(서울)
0.9
34.4
647
Bonghwasan
(Seoul Medical Center)
봉화산
(서울의료원)

(서울)
0.7
35.1
Jungnang-gu
648
Sinnae (TBD) 신내  Gyeongchun  (2017)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Chanho (17 July 2008). "경춘선 복선전철 2010년 말 개통". JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  2. ^ http://sbscnbc.sbs.co.kr/read.jsp?pmArticleId=10000791155
  3. ^ http://cphoto.asiae.co.kr/listimglink/6/2016031211170957833_1.jpg
  4. ^ Kwon, Sang-soo (26 January 2013). "Free guide for Seoul’s subway riders". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  5. ^ KIST's full name is "Korea Institute of Science and Technology", but board shown as KIST.

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