Seoul Subway Line 5

Infobox Korean name
title = Seoul Subway Line 5
color = #660099
fontcolor = #FFFFFF


imgwidth = 120px
caption = Transfer Sign
rr = Seoul Jihacheol Je-ohoseon
mr = Sŏul Chihach'ŏl Cheohosŏn
hangul = 서울 지하철 제5호선
hanja = 서울地下鐵第五號線
Seoul Subway Line 5 of the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation, dubbed "the purple line", is a long line crossing from the west to the east across the Seoul National Capital Area. The line was built 1990-96 and is an important east-west link connecting Gimpo Airport, the Yeouido business area, downtown Seoul, and the Gangdong residential districts.

Line 5 holds the distinction of being the only subway line in Seoul to cross "under" the Han River, which is done at two points (between Mapo - Yeouinaru and Gwangnaru - Cheonho). The line also branches into two different lines in the eastern part of Seoul. Line 5 was also the only subway line in Korea to have driverless operation implemented at one point (1996). However, it was deemed that a driver would be necessary in case of a breakdown of the automation system, therefore each subway train has one driver on board.

The total length of this line is 52.4 km and it is the longest fully underground subway line in Korea.

tations

eoul Subway Line 5

eoul Subway Line 5 - Macheon Branch

ee also

*Subways in South Korea
*Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation
*Seoul Metropolitan Subway


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