The city plans to reflect the opinions of experts and citizens to promote the direction and detailed planning of the express route. Busan Transportation Corporation is also planning to increase public consensus on the need for the introduction of express trains in urban areas by holding additional regional discussions for lines 1 and 2.
The plans to introduce the express trains of the subway lines 1 and 2 were announced at the press conference.
“Introducing the rapid transit train will change the concept of Busan’s speed by ‘innovating’ the public transportation system, and activating movement and circulation will contribute to the balanced development of the entire Busan area. This decision is to realize the core value of the 7th Busan National University Reconstruction,” said Mayor Oh Keo-don.
When express trains are introduced on Busan Metro Lines 1 and 2, the total operating time of the Metro Line 1 will be shortened by 34 minutes from 78 minutes to 44 minutes and 31 minutes from 85 minutes to 54 minutes.
The city intends to introduce the express trains of subway lines 1 and 2 to reflect the feasibility analysis and approval of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport through the urban railway network construction plan.
After that, administrative procedures such as an express operation model analysis and preliminary feasibility study are applied. If the process is shortened as much as possible, express train operation is possible after 2028.