Rapid transit in South Korea

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The cities of South Korea with rapid transit system.

Rapid transit systems operate in six major South Korean cities, except for Ulsan and Sejong.

Currently operational[edit]

Rapid transit systems
System Locale Lines Stations Length (km) Commencement
Seoul Subway (inc. Incheon Subway) Seoul Capital Area 22 689 1,117.6 197415 August 1974
Busan Metro Busan–Gyeongnam Area 06 149 0168.4 198519 July 1985
Daegu Metro Daegu–Gyeongbuk Area 03 089 0081.2 199726 November 1997
Gwangju Metro Gwangju 01 020 0020.6 200428 April 2004
Daejeon Metro Daejeon 01 022 0022.7 200616 March 2006

Seoul Capital Area[edit]

Rapid transit lines in Seoul National Capital Area
Operator Livery Line Stations Length (km) Terminuses Commencement
Seoul Metro Seoul Metro Line 1.svg Seoul Subway Line 1 10 7.8 SeoulCheongnyangni 15 August 1974
Seoul Metro Line 2.svg Seoul Subway Line 2 51 60.2 Main: loop line;
Branches: SeongsuSinseol-dong,
SindorimKkachisan
31 October 1980
Seoul Metro Line 3.svg Seoul Subway Line 3 34 38.2 JichukOgeum 12 July 1985
Seoul Metro Line 4.svg Seoul Subway Line 4 26 31.1 DanggogaeNamtaeryeong 20 April 1985
Seoul Metro Line 5.svg Seoul Subway Line 5 51 52.3 Main: BanghwaSangil-dong;
Branch: GangdongMacheon
15 November 1995
Seoul Metro Line 6.svg Seoul Subway Line 6 38 35.1 EungamBonghwasan 7 August 2000
Seoul Metro Line 7.svg Seoul Subway Line 7 51 57.1 JangamBupyeong-gu Office 11 October 1996
Seoul Metro Line 8.svg Seoul Subway Line 8 17 17.7 AmsaMoran 23 November 1996
Seoul Metro Line9 & Seoul Metro Seoul Metro Line 9.svg Seoul Subway Line 9 38 40.6 GaehwaVHS Medical Center 24 July 2009
NeoTrans Co. Ltd. Seoul Metro Line Shinbundang Bilingual.svg Shinbundang Line 13 31.0 GangnamJeongja 28 October 2011
Yongin Rapid Transit Seoul Metro Line EverLine Bilingual.svg Everline 15 18.1 GiheungJeondae–Everland 26 April 2013
Uijeongbu Light Rail Transit Seoul Metro Line U Line Bilingual.svg U Line 15 11.1 BalgokTapseok 1 July 2012
Ui-Sinseol Line(LRT) Seoul Metro Line Ui LRT Bilingual.svg Ui LRT 15 11.1 Bukhansan Ui(Doseonsa)Sinseol-dong 1 July 2012
Korail Airport Railroad Seoul Metro Arex Line.png AREX 13 63.8 SeoulIncheon International Airport Terminal 2 23 March 2007
Korail Seoul Metro Line 1.svg Seoul Subway Line 1
Gyeongin Line
Byeongjeom Depot Line
section of Gyeongwon Line
section of Gyeongbu Line
section of Janghang Line
section of Gyeongbu High Speed Railway
87 192.8 Main: SoyosanCheongnyangni,
SeoulIncheon;
Branches: GuroSinchang,
Geumcheon-gu OfficeGwangmyeong,
ByeongjeomSeodongtan
15 August 1974
Seoul Metro Line 3.svg Seoul Subway Line 3
Ilsan Line
10 19.2 DaehwaJichuk 30 January 1996
Seoul Metro Line 4.svg Seoul Subway Line 4
Gwacheon Line
Ansan Line
23 39.4 NamtaeryeongOido 15 January 1993
Seoul Metro Line Gyeongui-Jungang Bilingual.svg Gyeongui–Jungang Line
Yongsan Line
section of Gyeongwon Line
55 121.7 Main: YongmunMunsan;
Branch: SeoulGajwa
16 December 2005 (Jungang Line)
1 July 2009 (Gyeongui Line)
Seoul Metro Line Gyeongchun Bilingual.svg Gyeongchun Line
Mangu Line
24 81.3 SangbongChuncheon 21 December 2010
Seoul Metro Line Bundang Bilingual.svg Bundang Line 36 52.1 WangsimniSuwon 1 September 1994
Seoul Metro Line Suin Bilingual.svg Suin Line 14 19.9 OidoSongdo 30 June 2012
Seoul Metro Line Gyeonggang Bilingual.svg Gyeonggang Line 11 54.8 PangyoYeoju 24 September 2016
E-Rail Seoul Metro Line Seohae Bilingual.svg Seohae Line 12 23.4 SosaWonsi 16 June 2018
Incheon Subway  1  Incheon Subway Line 1 29 29.4 GyeyangInternational Business District 6 October 1999
 2  Incheon Subway Line 2 27 29.1 Geomdan OryuUnyeon 30 July 2016

Busan-Ulsan-Gyeongnam Area[edit]

Rapid transit lines in Busan
Operator Livery Line Stations Length (km) Terminuses Commencement
Busan Transportation Corp. Busan Metro Line 1.svg Busan Metro Line 1 40 40.5 SinpyeongNopo 19 July 1985
Busan Metro Line 2.svg Busan Metro Line 2 42 45.2 JangsanYangsan 30 June 1999
Busan Metro Line 3.svg Busan Metro Line 3 17 18.3 SuyeongDaejeo 28 November 2005
Busan Metro Line 4.svg Busan Metro Line 4 14 10.8 MinamAnpyeong 30 March 2011
B&G Metro Busan–Gimhae Light Rail Transit 21 23.4 SasangKaya University 9 September 2011
Korail Donghae Line 14 28.0 BujeonIlgwang 30 December 2016

Daegu-Gyeongbuk Area[edit]

Rapid transit lines in Daegu
Operator Livery Line Stations Length (km) Terminuses Commencement
Daegu Metropolitan Transit Daegu Metro Line 1.svg Daegu Metro Line 1 30 25.9 DaegokAnsim 26 November 1997
Daegu Metro Line 2.svg Daegu Metro Line 2 29 31.4 MunyangYeungnam University 18 October 2005
Daegu Metro Line 3.svg Daegu Metro Line 3 30 23.9 KNU Medical CenterYongji 23 April 2015

Daejeon[edit]

Rapid transit lines in Daejeon
Operator Livery Line Stations Length (km) Terminuses Commencement
Daejeon Metropolitan Express Transit  1  Daejeon Metro Line 1 22 22.7 PanamBanseok 16 March 2006

Gwangju[edit]

  • Gwangju Metropolitan Rapid Transit operates the whole subway system.
Rapid transit lines in Gwangju
Operator Livery Line Stations Length (km) Terminuses Commencement
Gwangju Metropolitan Rapid Transit  1  Gwangju Metro Line 1 20 20.6 NokdongPyeongdong 28 April 2004

Proposed awaiting for approval[edit]

See also[edit]

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