HISTORY OF THE INCHEON SUBWAY
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The Incheon Subway (Korean: 인천도시철도; Hanja: 仁川都市鐵道; RR: Incheon dosi cheoldo) is a subway system serving the South Korean city of Incheon. The system is operated by Incheon Transit Corporation, and is part of the greater Seoul Metropolitan Subway.
Line 1 is a 30.3-kilometer (18.8 mi) north-south subway line. After six years of construction, the line opened for regular service on October 6, 1999 as the fourth subway system in South Korea, after Seoul, Busan, and Daegu. Transfers to the Seoul Metropolitan Subway can be made via Bupyeong Station to Seoul Subway Line 1, as well as the Suin Line to Seoul at Woninjae Station. A trip along the line from Gyeyang in the north to International Business District in the south takes approximately 57 minutes. The color of the line is light blue.
A one-station extension to Gyeyang opened in March 2007, providing transfers to AREX. A six-station south extension opened in June 2009.
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.
Line 2 is a 29.1-kilometer (18.1 mi) north-south light metro line. After seven years of construction, the line opened for regular service on July 30, 2016. There are transfer points at Geomam (with AREX), Juan (with Seoul Subway Line 1), and Incheon City Hall (with Incheon Line 1). Line 2 has aboveground sections north of Asiad Stadium. The color of the line is Orange.
The line uses 37 2-car trains, all of which were built in 2013 by Hyundai Rotem.
The future Line 3 is planned to be a circular line of the Incheon Subway. It will intersect Seoul Subway Line 1 at Dowon Station and Incheon Subway Line 1 at Dongmak Station. The color will be Light Green.
Main article: Seoul Metropolitan Subway § Fares and ticketing
2016.07.30 Line 2 (GeomdanOryu ~ Unyeon) opened
2014.09 Installation of PSD in all stations
2013.12.13 Awarded in the traffic safety sector
2013.12.02 Obtained an integrated certification of Quality management system and Environment management system (ISO 9001/14001)
2013.03.28 More than 10 million people were transported from the date of opening
2012.02.29 Revision of customer service charter
2011.12.28 M & A (Incheon Metro + Incheon Transportation Corporation Incheon Transit Corporation
2011.05.04 Received a citation from the Minister of Public Administration and Security for local public corporation development and advanced management-union culture establishment
2011.04.26 Awarded the grand prize in 'the 2011 Korean Representative Brand Award'
Incheon has 2.5 million inhabitants and lies only about 30 km west of Seoul, by the sea. Incheon (In = gentle/Cheon = river) forms part of the Greater Seoul megalopolis that is home to over 20 million people. Travelling between the two cities offers no let up in the dense urban environment and the boundary between the two cities is indistinct. Nonetheless, Incheon is fiercely proud of its separate identity and is classified as the third largest city in South Korea (after Seoul and Busan). As a major port it also has a different feel in the old centre, with a large Chinese area and interesting sites of ancient and 20th century historic significance (it was strategically pivotal during the Korean War). This mix of amalgamation within Greater Seoul and ‘distinctiveness’ is replicated in the urban rail environment. Within the city, seven lines operate.
First scene: Train bound for Gyeyang (1-01) in Dongsu station. Second scene: Train bound for Gyeyang (1-02) in Gyulhyeon station. Third scene: Train bound for International Business District (1-13) in Gyulhyeon station. Fourth scene: Train bound for International Business District (1-07) in Woninjae station. Fifth scene: Train bound for Gyeyang (1-30) in Bupyeong Market station. Sixth scene: Train bound for Gyeyang (1-30) in Gyulhyeon station. () means trainset.