Daegu* has some 2.5 million inhabitants and lies in the south of the Korean peninsula, about 120 km north of Busan.
Construction of the Daegu subway started in 1992. A network with 6 lines to be built in 3 stages is planned. Phase 1 initially included 3 lines to be completed by 2007, but apparently it will take longer to finish. Subway Line 3 was to link Chilgok to Beommul (21.5 km), but it is now being built as a monorail line.
Daegok - Ansim, 28.4 km with 32 stations
Line 1 was inaugurated in two stages in 1997/98 with 29 stations (25 km) and 149 m long platforms. A 0.7 km extension towards the southwest was added in May 2002. All stations and all 216 subway cars have air-conditioning. One train consists of six 17.5 m long cars. A trip along the entire line takes 50 minutes.
26 Nov 1997: Jincheon - Jungangno