Seoul Metropolitan Subway
The Metropolitan Subway, in Seoul, South Korea, is one of the most heavily used rapid transit systems in the world, which services 7 million passengers by the metropolitan system alone and well over 8 million trips daily by the greater system's sixteen lines consisted of the Seoul Metro, Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation & Korail commuter lines. The system serves Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do, northern Chungcheongnam-do, and western Gangwon-do. There are connections to the Incheon International Airport Railroad (A'REX) at Seoul Station and Gimpo Airport, and a free transfer with the single-line Incheon Subway system at Bupyeong on Seoul Subway Line 1. Since 2008, all stations operated by Seoul Metro and SMRT have been fitted with Platform Screen Doors, but only within Seoul and excluding stations operated by Korail.
All directional signs in the Seoul Subway are written in both Korean and English. Station signs and some maps also display Hanja. The pre-recorded voice announcement in the trains indicating the upcoming station, possible line transfer and exiting side are all in Korean followed by English, and in some cases Japanese then Chinese.
Famous quotes containing the words metropolitan and/or subway:
“In metropolitan cases, the love of the most single-eyed lover, almost invariably, is nothing more than the ultimate settling of innumerable wandering glances upon some one specific object.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“In New Yorkwhose subway trains in particular have been tattooed with a brio and an energy to put our own rude practitioners to shamenot an inch of free space is spared except that of advertisements.... Even the most chronically dispossessed appear prepared to endorse the legitimacy of the haves.”
—Gilbert Adair, British author, critic. Cleaning and Cleansing, Myths and Memories (1986)