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  • We Will Stop MERS and Restore the Livelihoods of Seoul Citizens
    [Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 681]

    SMG 1395
  • We will overcome the MERS crisis and allow Seoul citizens to resume their usual daily lives.

    The “10-Year Plan for Seoul’s Urban Railway Network” will receive final approval and confirmation from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport on the 30th of this month.

    Over the next 10 years, 89 kilometers of railway track, including light railways, will be laid in Seoul. By the end of the project, railways will account for 45 percent of transportation in Seoul, increasing from 38.8 percent in 2013.

    The ten lines that have been confirmed are: ▲Sillim Line (Yeouido – Seoul National University); ▲Dongbuk Line (Wangsimni Station – Sanggye Station); ▲Myeonmok Line (Cheongnyangni – Sinnae-dong); ▲Seobu Line (Saejeol – Seoul National University); ▲New Ui Extension Line (Ui-dong – Banghak-dong); ▲Mokdong Line (Sinwol-dong – Dangsan Station); ▲Nangok Line (Boramae Park – Nanhyang-dong); ▲Wirye-Sinsa Line (Wirye – Sinsa); ▲Wirye Line (Macheon Station – Bokjeong); and the ▲ fourth phase expansion of Line 9 (VHS Medical Center – Godeok & Gangil District 1) . In total, 89.17 kilometers of new railway track will be laid.

    We are building a transportation system, centering on urban railways, which will allow citizens anywhere in Seoul to access a subway station within only 10 minutes. If there are any places where this is not possible, we will reinforce public bus connections to those areas. We will also expand the main high-speed railway network and improve transfers within the Seoul Metropolitan Area so as to make it more convenient for people to commute to Seoul from the metropolitan area for work.

    When the lines are completed as planned, public transportation will account for 75 percent of all means of transport within Seoul, compared to the current 65.9 percent, and the area of the city served by the subway network will be expanded from the current 62 percent to 72 percent.

    Through this project, we hope to find a way into the hearts of Seoul citizens.
    And I pledge to be a mayor who always keeps an open line of communication with the citizens.

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