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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.

Line 3
South Korea subway logo.svg Seoul Metro Line 3.svg
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Overview
Native name3호선(三號線)
Sam Hoseon
TypeRapid transit
SystemSeoul Metropolitan Subway
StatusOperational
TerminiDaehwa
Ogeum
Stations44
34-Seoul Metro
10-Korail
Operation
OpenedJuly 12, 1985
Operator(s)Seoul Metro & Korail
Technical
Line length57.4 km (35.7 mi)
38.2 km (23.7 mi) Seoul Metro[1]
19.2 km (11.9 mi) Korail[2]
Number of tracks2

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.[3]

HistoryEdit

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.

A 3 km extension opened on February 18, 2010, stretching from Suseo to Garak Market (Line 8) and Ogeum (Line 5).

On December 27, 2014, Wonheung station opened between Wondang and Samsong stations.

TourismEdit

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.[4]

StationsEdit

Station
Number
Station Name
English
Station Name
Hangul
Station Name
Hanja
Transfer Line Name Distance
in km
Total
Distance
Location
309
Daehwa 대화
Ilsan Line
---
0.0
Gyeonggi-do
Goyang-si
310
Juyeop 주엽
1.4
1.4
311
Jeongbalsan
(Goyang Aramnuri Art Center)
정발산
1.6
3.0
312
Madu 마두
0.9
3.9
313
Baekseok
(National Health Insurance Ilsan Hospital)
백석
1.4
5.3
314
Daegok 대곡  Gyeongui–​Jungang 
2.5
7.8
315
Hwajeong 화정
2.1
9.9
316
Wondang 원당
2.6
12.5
317
Wonheung 원흥
2.9
15.4
318
Samsong 삼송
2.1
17.5
319
Jichuk 지축
1.7
19.2
320
Gupabal 구파발
Line 3
1.5
20.7
Seoul
Eunpyeong-gu
321
Yeonsinnae 연신내 연신내  
2.0
22.7
322
Bulgwang 불광  
1.3
24.0
323
Nokbeon 녹번
1.1
25.1
324
Hongje
(Seoul Culture Arts Univ.)
홍제
1.6
26.7
Seodaemun-gu
325
Muakjae 무악재
0.9
27.6
326
Dongnimmun 독립문
1.1
28.7
327
Gyeongbokgung
(Government Complex-Seoul)
경복궁
1.6
30.3
Jongno-gu
328
Anguk 안국
1.1
31.4
329
Jongno 3(sam)-ga 종로3가 3    
1.0
32.4
330
Euljiro 3(sam)-ga 을지로3가 3  
0.6
33.0
Jung-gu
331
Chungmuro 충무로  
0.7
33.7
332
Dongguk University
(The Shilla Duty Free)
동대입구
0.9
34.6
333
Yaksu 약수  
0.7
35.3
334
Geumho 금호
0.8
36.1
Seongdong-gu
335
Oksu 옥수  Gyeongui–​Jungang 
0.8
36.9
336
Apgujeong
(Hyundai Department Store)
압구정
2.1
39.0
Gangnam-gu
337
Sinsa 신사  Shinbundang  (2022)
1.5
40.5
338
Jamwon 잠원
0.9
41.4
Seocho-gu
339
Express Bus Terminal 고속터미널 터미널    
1.2
42.6
340
Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education
(Court & Public Prosecutor's Office)
교대  
1.6
44.2
341
Nambu Bus Terminal
(Seoul Arts Center)
남부터미널 터미널
0.9
45.1
342
Yangjae
(Seocho-gu Office)
양재  Shinbundang 
1.8
46.9
343
Maebong 매봉 매봉
1.2
48.1
Gangnam-gu
344
Dogok 도곡  Bundang 
0.8
48.9
345
Daechi 대치
0.8
49.7
346
Hangnyeoul 학여울 학여울
0.8
50.5
347
Daecheong 대청 대청
0.9
51.4
348
Irwon 일원
1.2
52.6
349
Suseo 수서 西  Bundang 
 
1.8
54.4
350
Garak Market 가락시장  
1.2
55.6
Songpa-gu
351
National Police Hospital 경찰병원
0.8
56.4
352
Ogeum 오금  
0.6
57.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 지하철건설현황 [Status of Subway Construction] (in Korean). Seoul City Government. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "Metro Lines & Trains in Operation". Korail. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Seoul Subway Line No. 2 Becomes Major WiFi Hotspot". Chosun Ilbo. December 24, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
  4. ^ 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.

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