SeoulSouth Korea (Asia)
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 is part of the Seoul cluster of metro/subway cities with the following urban rail connections:
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.
Express and 24-Hour Services24-hour operation: No
Express lines: Line 9 has local and express service. There are three tracks to make the express line a real "express".
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.
Generic Links for Seoul Subway
Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org
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