SeoulSouth Korea (Asia)
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Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:
In addition to the different subway systems in Seoul, make sure to take a look at the Incheon subway and the automated LRT systems in the adjacent cities of Ujeongbu (a VAL line) and Yongin (identical to the Vancouver SkyTrain).
Other Rail Transport in Seoul Korail
Seoul belongs to the Seoul cluster with rapid transit connections between these metro cities:
Members: Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, Fukuoka, Gwangju, Incheon, Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai, Seoul, Tokyo, Yokohama,
Characteristics: Unadorned, clean and solid station design, often using coloured plates. Majority are run by Japan Railways Group, other trains mostly derived from those.
Typefaces designed exclusively for this metro:
Shared circle - Line 2 - 48.8 km - 43 stations - round trip 84 minutes - opened 1978 - completed 1984.
Terminal loop - Line 6 - 6 stations - unidirectional.
Some trains have buzzing noises (completely different than Paris) that sound like "le-le-le-le-le-le-le-le-le-le" until the doors close. Some just have a conductor standing outside and the conductor closes the doors when nobody in in the way. Next-station announcements in Korean and English.
Films with scenes set on this metro:
2001: My Sassy Girl, the action starts on a subway train.
2001: Take Care of My Cat
2003: Tube, thriller set largely on a subway.
Generated Links for Seoul Subway
Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
Skyscrapercity discussion (skyscrapercity.com)
City information about Seoul (wikipedia.org)
This page: http://www.mic-ro.com/metro/metrocity.html?city=Seoul
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