Seoul Subway Line 9, its opening delayed due to technical problems related to fare collection system when transferring, will open on Friday, 24th July at 7.00pm after solving the problems.

Mayor of Seoul City had a test ride on 16th July

“With all the problems involving fare correction programs fixed and all safety issues cleared, we’ve decided to open the new line on 24th July.” the city said in a statement.

It was originally planned to open the line on 12th June, but had to delay the ribbon-cutting due to malfunctions in the fare charging system.

The 25.5-kilometer (15.8-mile) line links Nonhyeon-dong in southern Seoul and Gimpo in western Seoul, where Gimpo International Airport is located. The route will also pass through Dangsan, Yeouido, Noryangjin, Dongjak and the Gangnam Express Bus Terminal stations. An express train that takes 20 minutes to get from Sinnonhyeon to Gimpo airport will also run.

The basic fare will be 900 won, the same as existing subway lines. The new trains have been installed with wider seats and low hand straps for children, and have doors removed between carriages from easier movement for the disabled. All stations are equipped with powder rooms and diaper changing facilities as well as children toilets.

Source From: Koreatimes & Metro 9