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BUSAN
 South Korea

Busan subway map

 METRO
Busan (formerly transliterated as Pusan) is South Korea's second largest city (3.6 million inh.; 4.4 million in metropolitan area) and an important sea port on the southern tip of the peninsula.
 
 Line 1 :: Sinpyeoung - Nopo Dong (40.5 km)

Basic plans for the Busan subway were drawn in 1979 and construction started in 1981 on Line 1, a north-south route. It opened in five stages between 1985 and 2017:

19 July 1985: Nopo-dong - Beomnaegol (16.2 km)
15 May 1987: Beomnaegol - Jungang-dong (5.4 km)
28 Feb 1990: Jungang-dong - Seodaesin-dong (4.5 km)
23 June 1994: Seodaesin-dong - Sinpyeong (6.4 km)
20 Apr 2017: Sinpyeong - Dadaepo Beach (8 km)

 Line 2 :: Yangsan - Jangsan (44.5 km)

Construction of Line 2 began in 1991, the western 22 km stretch was put into service in 1999 (21 stations), the central section between Seomyeon and Geumnyeonsan opened on 8 August 2001. One year later it reached its eastern terminus at Jangsan:

30 June 1999: Hopo - Seomyeon (21.7 km)
08 Aug 2001: Seomyeon - Geumnyeonsan (7.7 km)
16 Jan 2002: Geumnyeonsan - Gwangan (0.9 km)
29 Aug 2002: Gwangan - Jangsan (7.7 km)
10-Jan-2007: Hopo - Yangsan (7.2 km)
01-Oct-2009: Busan National University Yangsan added
24-Sept-2015: Jeungsan added

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 Line 3 :: Daejeo - Suyeong (18.1 km)

Construction of Line 3 started in November 1997 and it was planned to open in 2002 to serve several venues used during the Asian Games. The largest part of this line was eventually brought into service in November 2005:

28 Nov 2005: Daejeo - Suyeong (18.1 km)

 Line 4 :: Minam - Anpyeong (12.7 km)

Initially planned as a branch off line 3, line 4 finally opened as a rubber-tyred light metro in March 2011:

30 Mar 2011: Minam - Anpyeong (12.7 km)


 Busan Gimhae Light Rail Transit :: Sasang - Samgye (24 km)

Despite its name, the BGL is a full standard-gauge metro line which connects Busan to the neighbouring city of Gimhae, via Gimhae Airport. This elevated line is 24 km long, has 21 stations and is operated with 46 driverless cars delivered by Hyundai Rotem.

09 Sept 2011: Sasang - Samgye (24 km)

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 Donghae Nambu Line :: Bujeon - Ilgwang (24 km)

Upgraded suburban service along coast line, with trains every 30 min (15 min peak), to be extended to Taehwagang Station in Ulsan by 2018.

29 Dec 2016: Bujeon - Ilgwang (24 km)

 

 Projects

 

 Photos
Line 2 © A. Lahr Line 2 Haeundae station © A. Lahr Inside subway train © A. Lahr
Photos © Alexander Lahr
 

 Links

Busan Transportation Corporation (Busan Subway) - Official Site

Busan Gimhae Light Rail Transit (Official Site)

Busan Subway at Wikipedia

Busan Subway at Johomaps

Busan Gimhae Light Rail at Wikipedia

 

 

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