Seoul Subway Line 3
Seoul Subway Line 3 (dubbed The Orange Line) of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway is a rapid transit and commuter rail service that connects Goyang, northwestern Seoul to the city center, Gangnam and southeastern Seoul.
|System||Seoul Metropolitan Subway|
|Opened||July 12, 1985|
|Operator(s)||Seoul Metro & Korail|
|Line length||57.4 km (35.7 mi)|
38.2 km (23.7 mi) Seoul Metro
19.2 km (11.9 mi) Korail
|Number of tracks||2|
In December 2010 the line is recorded as having the second highest WiFi data consumption in the Seoul Metropolitan area. It averaged 1.8 times more than the other 14 subway lines fitted with WiFi service zones.
Construction began in 1980, and most of the current line opened (Gupabal–Yangjae; Jichuk opened in 1990) after completion of work in two stages during 1985, along with brother subway Line 4. In October 1993, a second extension to the south was opened (Yangjae–Suseo), giving Seoul the current Line 3.
In March 1996, the Ilsan Line (Daehwa–Jichuk), which is considered the third extension to the north was opened, and connected the city of Goyang with Seoul. Seoul's portion of Line 3 and the Ilsan part of Line 3 operate as one combined line, with trains running from one end to the other. The respective stations are operated by two different companies, though, so they are sometimes listed separately. There are 2 depots near Jichuk station and Suseo station, which are for both Korail and Seoul Metro.
In January 2013, the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation, published free guidebooks in three languages: English, Japanese and Chinese (simplified and traditional), which features eight tours as well as recommendations for accommodations, restaurants and shopping centers. The tours are designed with different themes for travel along the subway lines, e.g. Korean traditional culture. Which goes from Jongno 3-ga station to Anguk station and Gyeongbokgung station on this line that showcases antique shops and art galleries of Insa-dong.
- 지하철건설현황 [Status of Subway Construction] (in Korean). Seoul City Government. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
- "Metro Lines & Trains in Operation". Korail. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
- "Seoul Subway Line No. 2 Becomes Major WiFi Hotspot". Chosun Ilbo. December 24, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
- Kwon, Sang-soo (January 26, 2013). "Free guide for Seoul's subway riders". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Seoul Subway Line 3.|
- Seoul Metropolitan Government's Line 3 extension page (in Korean) includes a route map and status information for the extension from Suseo to Garak Market.
- UrbanRail.Net's Seoul Subway Page
- Map, station and route finder