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Old June 10th, 2005, 05:43 AM   #1
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Short trains on the Seoul subway?

Is it just me, or do the trains running on Seoul's subway look more squat than most subway trains? The doors also look shorter. Are they? And what's that about, anyway, if they are?
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Old June 11th, 2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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not really,
I don't know what your definition is for short,
I live in Seoul now,
and I used to live in NYC and took subway everyday(L and 6) and the trains in NYC and Seoul are about the same height.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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Depends. The L train is 480ft and the 6 train is 600ft.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 08:29 PM   #4
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I think he's talking about the structural height of the trains...
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Old June 11th, 2005, 09:26 PM   #5
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If you don't have to duck to get in, then there's no comparison to some carriages on the London Tube.
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Old June 13th, 2005, 02:15 AM   #6
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It looks that way, anyway...



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Old August 24th, 2005, 02:32 AM   #7
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Old August 24th, 2005, 07:43 AM   #8
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Incredible!!
Almost 300km of metro in 30 years...
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Old August 24th, 2005, 10:58 PM   #9
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Great pictures!
Any pictures of stations?
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 07:09 AM   #10
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Seoul's first subway construction

These two pictures are from the Korea National Records Service... Showing Seoul in April 1971... One is the Cheonggyecheon Overpass that had been removed in 2003 and the other is neighborhood of Deoksugung...






On April 12 1971... Seoul's first subway Jongno Line(today's Line 1) length 9.54km construction was started... Here are sights of ground breaking ceremony and construction...









After all... Jongno Line was completed on August 15 1974... but President Park Jung Hee could not attend this historic event... Why?

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Old November 3rd, 2006, 07:13 AM   #11
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Nice pics. Seoul has one of the most impressive subway systems in Asia.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 04:43 PM   #12
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After all... Jongno Line was completed on August 15 1974... but President Park Jung Hee could not attend this historic event... Why?
That's becuase Seoul's first subway system was constructed by Japan's tech support and its rolling stocks were all made in Japan.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 02:08 AM   #13
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Are those Workers marching on the Ceremony Photo? They look like Soldiers marching a Parade! :o
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Old November 4th, 2006, 04:09 AM   #14
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Nice pics. Seoul has one of the most impressive subway systems in Asia.
Yes in Asia... but in the world too...



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That's becuase Seoul's first subway system was constructed by Japan's tech support and its rolling stocks were all made in Japan.
I know that Japan supplied Seoul's first subway construction with some technical and capital resources... but JAPs like you are only held in contempt by most of Koreans... I'll let you know the truth... That's because the first lady of Korea Yuk Yeong Su had been shot by a North Korean resident in Japan whose name is Mun Se Gwang just before the opening ceremony of subway...



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Are those Workers marching on the Ceremony Photo? They look like Soldiers marching a Parade! :o
They are not workers... I think them young students and they may be just standing or sitting on chairs...
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Old November 7th, 2006, 04:21 PM   #15
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That's becuase Seoul's first subway system was constructed by Japan's tech support and its rolling stocks were all made in Japan.

hey japan harmed korea more than supporting.. and i do not know why you are saying that
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Old November 7th, 2006, 04:23 PM   #16
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pretty impressive anyways nice pics
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Old November 8th, 2006, 12:19 AM   #17
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Interesting. I remember that as recently as 1996, Seoul had only 4 subway lines with line 5 under construction.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 11:51 PM   #18
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Yes in Asia... but in the world too...
Since many of the world's leading mass transit systems are in Asia, you could say that it's already implied
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Old November 9th, 2006, 05:10 AM   #19
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Wow, the skyline looked so different back then. 35 years later, the subway's become a great success.
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Old November 28th, 2006, 05:23 AM   #20
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Seoul Plans to Hike Bus & Subway Fares

Seoul City to raise bus, subway fares
24 November 2006
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Seoul City plans to raise public transportation fees by up to 15 percent starting February 2007.

The move aims to reduce operators' deficits amid rising fuel prices and labor costs.

Bus and subway fares for users of transport payment cards will rise to 900 won from the current 800 won. Those who pay with cash will see fares rise to 1,100 won from 900 won.

Basic fares for inter-city buses will increase by over 20 percent, from 1,400 won to 1,700 won.

The rate increase would be first in two years and eight months. The city will finalize details after consultations with city councils and an experts committee on consumer prices.

Seoul City officials said the increase is inevitable giving the growing deficit sustained by the public transportation sector.

The municipal subways operator recorded a deficit of 331 billion won in 2005, an official at the bus policy division of Seoul Metropolitan Government said. All 492 inter-city buses reported in October a net loss of 13.5 billion won in the first half of 2006.

Seoul officials added that this was a relatively small increase compared to other cities, which announced an increase in transportation fees earlier in the year. Busan and Daegu have raised all basic transportation fares to more than 900 won, officials said.

Gyeonggi Province and the city of Gwangju are also planning to reflect similar increases by February 2007, said officials.

According to the Korea National Statistical Office, the Consumer Price Index for Living Necessities dropped 1.1 percent in October and the Consumer Price Index for Seoul recorded a 0.2 percent decrease compared to the previous month.
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