Seoul Subway Line 3
Seoul Subway Line 3 (dubbed The Orange Line) of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway is a rapid transit service that connects Eunpyeong District to Gangnam and southeastern Seoul. Most trains head further northwest to serve Goyang via the Ilsan Line. In 2019, the Seoul Metro operated section had an annual ridership of 330 million or about 900,000 passengers per day.
|System||Seoul Metropolitan Subway|
|Opened||July 12, 1985|
|Line length||38.2 km (23.7 mi)|
|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 the first section of Line 3 opened (Gupabal–Yangjae; Jichuk opened in 1990) after the completion of work in two stages during 1985, along with subway Line 4. In October 1993, a second extension to the south was opened (Yangjae–Suseo).
In March 1996, the Korail Ilsan Line opened and allowed Line 3 trains to through operate all the way to the city of Goyang. 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.
- Seoul Metro 3000 series
- Korail Class 3000 (ko)
- First generation – since 1995
- Second generation – since 2022
- Not yet in service.
- 지하철건설현황 [Status of Subway Construction] (in Korean). Seoul City Government. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
- "서울교통공사 블로그 : 네이버 블로그". blog.naver.com. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
- "서울시 지하철수송 통계". data.seoul.go.kr (in Korean). Retrieved May 21, 2021.
- "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