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Daejeon Metro

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Locale  Daejeon, South Korea
Number of lines  1
Began operation  16 March 2006
Transit type  Rapid transit
Number of stations  22
Daejeon Metro
Operator(s)  Daejeon Metropolitan Express Transit Corporation

Daejeon Metro (Hangul: 대전도시철도; Hanja: 大田都市鐵道; RR: Daejeon dosicheoldo) is the rapid transit system of Daejeon, South Korea, operated by the Daejeon Metropolitan Express Transit Corporation (DjeT, or Daejeon Metro). The subway network first opened in 2006 with 12 stations. Now, it consists of one line, 22 operating stations, and 22.6 kilometres (14.0 mi) of route.

The first section of Line 1 was opened on March 16, 2006, the second on April 17, 2007. The track leads from Banseok Station in Yuseong-gu to Panam Station in Dong-gu.

The construction of a Line 2 was planned to begin in 2008, but is delayed because Government funding has been diverted to other projects.

"Line 2" will have construction begin "Soon" according to statements from the Daejeon Metropolitan Government. The new "Line 2" will be a mix of ground level and elevated track. Experts hope to have test portions of the line operational by 2018, but estimates show the full line will probably not be finished until after 2021.

There have been plans to build line 2 as a magnetic levitation train similar to the German M-Bahn or the Japanese HSST. The current technical design, however, is not open to the public.

History

  • 16 March 2006 : Line 1 partially opened (Panam ↔ Government Complex)
  • 17 April 2007 : Line 1 fully opened (Panam ↔ Banseok)
  • References

    Daejeon Metro Wikipedia


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