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    Since Korea’s first subway launched on August 15,1974, daily passenger numbers have grown
    from 230,000 to 4 million today. Carrying the dreams and hopes of our customers 365 days a year,
    we are building a world leading subway system.
     
    2000's   Feb.18, 2010
    Aug.15, 2009

    Aug.1, 2009
    Jun.12, 2008

    Jun.11, 2008

    Apr.12, 2008
    May.22, 2007
    Jun. 05, 2006

    Jan.20, 2006

    Dec.21, 2005
    Now.04, 2005

    Oct.27, 2005

    Oct.20, 2005
    Opened the Line 3 extension (Suseo ~ Ogeum 3km)
    35th anniversary of the launch of the subway and the
    announcement of a new vision
    Opened the ERP system
    Engineer Jae-Deok Bae, travels 800,000km,
    a first in korea
    Achieved 500 million km of accumulated travel distance, a first in Korean transit industry
    Set up the 1234 customer center
    Ridership surpassed 30 billion passengers
    Achieved 200 million km of accumulated travel distance by Line 2
    Set up customer service center, a first in Korea,
    at seven stations
    Opened the Dongmyo station on Line 1
    Set up platform screen door (PSD) at Sadang Station,
    a first in korea
    Renamed to “Seoul Metro” and changed logo
    and character
    Opened the Yongdu station on Line 2
     
     
    1990's   Mar.20, 1996

    Apr.01, 1994

    Oct.30, 1993

    Apr. 21, 1993

    May.22, 1992

    Jul.13, 1990
    Opened the extension section of Singjeong
    branch line (Sindorim ~ Kkachisan 6km)
    Opened the extension section on Line 4
    (Sadang ~ Namtaeyeong 3.4km)
    Opened the extension section on Line 3
    (Yangjae ~ Suseo 9km)
    Opened the extension section on Line 4
    (Sanggye ~ Danggogye 3.4km)
    Opened the extension section on Line 2
    (Sindorim ~ Yangcheon-gu office 2.7km)
    Opened the extension section on Line 3
    (Gupabal ~ Jichuk 9km)
     
     
    1980's   Oct.18, 1985
    May.22, 1984

    Sep.01, 1981
    Feb. 29, 1980
    Opened all sections on Lines 3~4
    Opened all sections on Line 2
    (drculation line 54.2km)
    Established Seoul Metro Subway Corporation
    Subway Construction Headquarter was set up
     
     
    1970's   Mar.09, 1978
    Aug.15, 1974

    Apr.15, 1974
    Apr.12, 1971
    Jun.08, 1970
    Commenced Construction on Line 2
    Opened 7.8 km of Line 1 linking Seoul Station
    and Cheongnyangni
    Renamed to Subway Headquarters
    Commenced construction on Line 1
    Subway Construction Headquarter was set up
    Introduced the transit card system(T-Money card)
     

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