The Subway

Line 1 Approximately 180,000
passengers
Amount of transportation Approximately 180,000 Rapid, timely, and pleasant changes Citizen’s consciousness and life style change Air pollution and pleasant pollution
Creating environment Improvement of urban functions through linkage of urban railways, high-speed railways and roadside roads
Balanced development between regions by development of station area development Developed as
a core city with a big city aspect

After the city’s administrative district was expanded in 1995, plans were announced in February 1996 for a five-line metro service totaling 102.3 kilometres (63.6 mi). Construction of Line 1 began in October 1996 and was scheduled to be completed by 2003, but completion was delayed by right-of-way acquisition and constrained finances in the wake of the Asian financial crisis.[1]

Line 2[edit]

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

“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. [3]

There have been plans to build line 2 as a magnetic levitation train similar to the German M-Bahn or the Japanese HSST.[2][4] The current technical design, however, is not open to the public.[2]