The Seoul Metropolitan Subway is one of the most heavily used subway systems in the world, with over 4 million trips per day on the system's nine lines. The system serves Seoul and surrounding Gyeonggi Province, with a connection to the Incheonsubway system. Ticket prices start at 900 won for a trip upto 12km, with 100 won added for each 6km after that.
Line 9 is planned to run from Gimpo and Gimpo Airport (connecting to Line 5) along the south bank of the Han river. It will interchange with Line 2 at Dangsan, Line 5 at Yeouido, Line 4 at Dongjak and Lines 3 and 7 at Express Bus Terminal station. It will terminate at Pangi-dong in the east. Construction of the first phase between Gimpo and Banpo began in 2002 and is due to be completed in late 2007.
Line 3 will be extended south from Suseo to Garak Market and Ogeum, interchanging with lines 8 and 5 respectively, by 2009.
It is planned to extend the Bundang line north from Solleong to Wangshimni, and south to Yongin, by 2008.
Line 7 will be extended in the west 9.8km from Onsu to meet Incheon Subway line 1 at Pupyong-gu Office. Nine new stations will be added by 2010.
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