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Operator Seoul Subway/ SMRT/ KNR
System Type Metro
Year Opened 1974
# of Lines 8
# of Cars 1130
Mileage 223
Gauge Std
Stations 112
Power Overhead
Fare Media Tkts 
Data Date 1996
1st Visit 2/00
Last Visit 2/00
% Rode 40%

Seoul Transit


South Korea is building several metros in its major cities. Of course the largest and oldest system in South Korea is Seoul. This is the only system I have visited in this country.

Believe it or not, I find the Seoul subway system the easiest system in the world to use. Each line is numbered as is each station. The system has several new routes under construction.

Riding the metro is a lot safer then driving a car. I should know, I did both in Seoul. The trains may be crowded during rush hour, but the roads are worse! The system does a good job getting around this very crowded city

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sel-hr05.jpg (39260 bytes)A Line 2 train entering Kangnam Station. This line is a loop around the city and is very busy all day long! (3/96) sel-hr03.jpg (38165 bytes)The interior of a line 5 car. This is one of the newer lines in Seoul. (3/96)
sel-hr01.jpg (30759 bytes)The interior of a station in downtown. Note that they left the rock face bare for a nice affect. (3/96) sel-hr04.jpg (28945 bytes)This station seems to be very old, but it can't be less than 30 years old as the Seoul metro started in the 1970's. (3/96)
Kimpo Airport Station 3/96  

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Last Updated: 03/25/17


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