Seoul Transportation Corporation, branded as Seoul Metro (Hangul: 서울교통공사), is a municipal-owned corporation owned by Seoul Metropolitan Government, and one of the two major operators of Seoul Metropolitan Subway with Korail.

Seoul Metro
TypeMunicipal-owned corporation
IndustryRapid transit
PredecessorsSeoul Metro Corporation
Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation
Founded31 May 2017[1]
Headquarters346 Cheonho-daero, Seongdong District, Seoul, South Korea
Key people
Kim Tae-ho (CEO)
OwnerSeoul Metropolitan Government
Seoul Metro
Revised RomanizationSeoul Gyotong Gongsa
McCune–ReischauerSŏul Kyot'ong Kongsa
Seoul Metro-Lines 1 to 9 and Uijeongbu.png
Seoullo Painting in Seoul Metro 1001 Train



In South Korea, seniors aged 65 and over can ride the subway for free. However, due to this country's system, Seoul Metro's deficit is getting worse.

A declining birthrate and aging population are expected to further worsen public finances, and there is even talk of raising the age limit for free passes.

Seoul Metro, the operator of the subway system in Seoul, suffered a net loss of around 1 trillion won annually since 2020, with an accumulated net loss posting a whopping 14 trillion won. A similar problem is occurring at the Korea Railroad Corporation.[2]

Lines and sectionsEdit

Seoul Metro's service covers part of lines 1, 3, 4 and all of lines 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9. Trains from Lines 1, 3 and 4 through operate with Korail services.[3] Seoul Metro controls the railways and stations owned by the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

Line Name Starting Station(s) Ending Station(s) Stations Total Length
in km
Cheongnyangni Seoul Station 10 7.8 km
Soyosan / Uijeongbu / Kwangwoon University / Yeongdeungpo Incheon / Seodongtan / Gwangmyeong / Sinchang(Soonchunhyang Univ.) 97 200.6 km
City Hall / Sindorim / Seongsu Kkachisan / Sinseol-dong / City Hall 51 60.2 km
Jichuk Ogeum 34 38.2 km
Daehwa Ogeum 44 57.4 km
Danggogae Namtaeryeong 26 31.7 km
Jinjeop / Danggogae Sadang / Oido 51 72.1 km
Banghwa Hanam Geomdansan / Macheon 57 63.0 km
Eungam Sinnae 39 36.4 km
Jangam Onsu 41 46.9 km
Jangam Seongnam 53 60.1 km
Amsa Moran 17 17.7 km
Eonju VHS Medical Center 12 12.8 km
Gaehwa / Gimpo International Airport VHS Medical Center 38 40.6 km


Subway etiquette with Bread Barbershop charactersEdit

In June 2020, the etiquette was uploaded on both YouTube channels, their own YouTube channel, and the Korean Bread Barbershop channel. The company said that they can meet Master Bread and his friends on June 10, 2020. The etiquette promotes that bringing food in a subway is prohibited.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Seoul Metro Created out of Merger between Two Subway Corporations". The Korea Economic Daily. The Korea Economic Daily. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  2. ^ (News Focus) Free subway rides for seniors under hot debate again amid aging society Yonhap News Agency(February 17, 2023)
  3. ^ "서울교통공사 블로그 : 네이버 블로그". Retrieved 2021-05-31.

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