The Incheon Subway
is a single subway line serving the South Korean
city of Incheon
. It connects to the Seoul Metropolitan Subway
system at Bupyeong station.
The line has 22 stations on 24.6 km of track. The Incheon subway is operated by the Incheon Metro
. Two more lines are planned.
Trial runs on Line 1, a 23 km north-south route, started in March 1999. After six years of construction it opened for regular service on 6 October 1999 as the fourth subway system in South Korea after Seoul, Busan and Daegu. A trip along the line from Gyeyang in the north to Dongmak in the south takes approximately 45 minutes. Bupyeong station is a transfer point to Korail
, a route which is actually integrated into Seoul's subway network as an extension of Seoul's Line 1. Incheon's subway is totally underground except north of Bakcheon.
A one-station extension to Gyeyang, for connections with AREX
, opened in March 2007. A six-station south extension opened in June 2009.
The future Line 2 is planned to have 27 stations from Oryu dong in Seo-gu
to Incheon Grand Park
, and its line length will be 29.3km. intersect Line 1 at Incheon City Hall Station
, Korail Line 1 at Juan Station
, and AREX
at Geomam Station
The future Line 3 is planned to be a circular line of the Incheon Subway. It will intersect Korail Line 1 at Dowon Station
, Incheon Subway Line 1
at Dongmak Station