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Incheon Subway adding six more trains to Incheon Metro Line No. 2

New additions expected toimprove congestion for line no. 2 between Unyeon Station in Namdong-gu andGeomdan-Oryu Station in Seo-gu

Relief is on the way tosave Incheon Metro Line No. 2, which runs from Unyeon Station in Namdong-gu toGeomdan-Oryu Station in Seo-gu, from its chronic congestion problem.

Starting on December 9,the Metropolitan City Government is adding six newly assembled trains toIncheon Metro Line No. 2.



▲ Starting on December 9,the Metropolitan City Government is adding six newly assembled trains toIncheon Metro Line No. 2. The new trains are expected to further alleviate thecongestion of Incheon Metro Line No. 2.

Since its opening in 2016,Incheon Metro Line No. 2 has been a workhorse for people across Incheon,serving 49.93 million passengers in total. There were, however, calls forcountermeasures to alleviate congestion during rush hour as the city’spopulation grew over the years.

Accordingly, from 2018 to2022, Incheon invested KRW 42.5 billion to improve the capacity of IncheonMetro Line No. 2. The City Government assembled six new trains and upgraded thesubway system with new electrical wires, tracks, signals, and communicationequipment.



▲ With the introduction ofnew trains, trains on Line No. 2 will arrive at stations 24 seconds quicker,from 3 minutes and 20 seconds to 2 minutes and 56 seconds.

With the introduction ofthese new trains, the total number of trains in service will go from 37 (74cars) to 43 (86 cars), trains will run more often from 460 times a day to 477times a day (17 times more), and trains will arrive at stations 24 secondsfaster, going from 3 minutes and 20 seconds to 2 minutes and 56 seconds (duringrush hour). Moreover, in the case of the Gajeong Jungang Market-Seoknam(Haseon) section, peak congestion during rush hour was 149.8%. This will dropby approximately 15% once the new trains come on line.

The City Governmentexpects that residents of Namdong-gu and Seo-gu as well as Incheon citizensusing Metro Line 2 will feel much more comfortable using the subway system.

Meanwhile, Incheon alsohosted a test ride event for the new trains at Unyeon Vehicle Depot on December6 with more than 50 officials in attendance to promote the addition of newtrains in Incheon and to congratulate officials at the Incheon TransportationCorporation for their hard work.

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