Final sections of the last two lines of the Seoul Subway opened in October 1985, bringing to an end the 14-year construction program which has produced 72.5 miles of rapid transit lines in one of the world's fastest growing cities. While civil engineering of Lines 3 and 4 was carried out by numerous contractors, electrical and mechanical engineering was concentrated in three international contracts with Westinghouse Electric; Union Switch and Signal (which subcontracted communications to Computer Sciences Corp.); and GEC Transportation Projects (working with Korea's Daewoo Heavy Engineering) for rolling stock. The utilitarian station designs of the first two lines have been supplanted by varied station architecture on the new lines; all stations are designed for eventual operation of 10-car trains although six is now the standard.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • Kemp, R
  • Publication Date: 1986-1

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 13-15
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 43
    • Issue Number: 448
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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  • Accession Number: 00455095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:00PM