- Seoul Subway Line 1
Infobox rail line
name = Seoul Subway Line 1
type = passenger
Soyosan Station(northern end)
end = Incheon, Cheonan, or
stations = 192
August 15, 1974
Korea Rail Network Authority
Korail, " Seoul Metro"
linelength = 143.6
gauge = RailGauge|sg
el = "7.8km (DC 1500V)"
135.8km (AC 25000V)Infobox Korean name
title = Seoul Subway Line 1
color = #1020b6
fontcolor = #FFFFFF
imgwidth = 120px
caption = Transfer Sign
rr = Seoul Jihacheol (Je)ilhoseon
mr = Sŏul Chihach'ŏl (Che)ilhosŏn
hangul = 서울 지하철 (제)1호선
hanja = 서울地下鐵(第)一號線
Seoul Subway Line 1 of the
Seoul Metropolitan Subwaylinks central Seoul, South Koreato Soyosan Stationin the northeast, Incheonin the southwest, and Cheonanvia Suwonin the south. This line covers a large part of the Seoul National Capital Area. The line first opened in 1974 between Seoul Stationand Cheongnyangni Station, the only underground portion of the line (7.8 km). Commuter railway service was most recently extended to Cheonanin January 2005.
Frequent service is provided between Soyosan, Dongducheon, Uijeongbu, Cheongnyangni, Seoul, Yongsan, and Guro, where trains split between Incheon in the west and Byeongjeom and Cheonan in the south. Express trains operate from Yongsan and Seoul Stations to Dongincheon and Cheonan stations.
In June 2006, Jinwi and Jije Stations opened on the Gyeongbu Line, and Dangjeong Station (temporary name, may be opened as Hansei University Station) will be constructed between Gunpo and Uiwang Stations, also on the Gyeongbu Line. Part of the Gyeongwon Line from
Dongducheon(formerly Dongan) to Uijeongbuwas merged into Line 1 in December 2006.
Korea's first subway line was constructed with the technical and economic aid of
Japan. However, some say that the total extent of Japanese aid was hidden from Koreans at that time.
Rapid (Express) trains
Korail operates "Rapid Trains" for long distance commuter service on Line 1. There's Yongsan-Cheonan (A rapid), Yongsan-Dongincheon, Soyosan-Dongincheon, Seoul-Cheonan rapid (B rapid). Rapid train stations are marked below.
eoul Subway Line 1 (Gyeongwon/Metro/Gyeongbu/Gyeongin)
Seoul subway line 1 is the setting and inspiration for the Korean rock
musical, 지하철 1호선, by Hakchon Theater troupe based on the German musical, Linie 1by Volker Ludwig.
February 1— Yuljeon Station is opened.
August 2— Seoksu Stationis opened.
January 1— Yuljeon Station renamed Seongdae-ap Station.: May 22— Sindorim Stationis opened.: November 20— Baegun Stationis opened.
October 5— Uijeongbu Bukbu Station is opened.: December 31— Jung-dong Stationis opened.
January 16— Onsu Stationis opened.: October 25— Geumjeong Stationis opened.
July 11— Ganseok and Dowon Stations are opened.: December 1— Seongdae-ap Station renamed Sungkyunkwan University Station.
February 16— Guil Stationis opened.
January 1— Hwigyeong Station renamed Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies Station.: March 28— Bugae Stationis opened.
April 30— Sosa Stationis opened.
November 30— Dohwa Stationis opened.
August 25— Bugok Station renamed Uiwang Station.
January 20— 8 stations from Byeongjeom to Cheonan are incorporated into Line 1 as another southward extension.: December 16: December 21— Dongmyo Stationis opened.: December 27— Sema and Osan College Stations are opened.
June 30— Jinwi and Jije Stations are opened.: July 1— Garibong Station renamed Gasan Digital Complex Station.: December 15— 8 stations from Soyosan to Uijeongbu Bukbu are incorporated into Line 1 as a northward extension; spur lineto Gwangmyeong Stationis operational; Uijeongbu Bukbu Station renamed Ganeung Station.
December 28— Deokgye Stationis opened; Junae Station renamed Yangju Station.
Subways in South Korea
Seoul Metropolitan Subway
* [http://www.smrt.co.kr/english_smrt/cyberstation_smrt/cyberstation.jsp Cyber Station - Map, station and route finder]
* [http://www.urbanrail.net/as/seou/seoul.htm UrbanRail.Net]
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