GTX-A Suseo-Dongtan section wins 4,450 won bid, price reduced to 3,000 won with K Pass – Policy News | news

The fare for the Suseo-Dongtan section of the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit (GTX)-A line, which will open on the 30th, has been confirmed at 4,450 won.

If you take advantage of various discount programs, such as K Pass, which will be implemented from May, you can get discounts between 2000-3000 won. Discounts also apply for bus, metro and metropolitan area transfers.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced the fare system, train operation plan and connected transportation plan on the 21st ahead of the opening of the Suseo-Dongtan section of the GTX-A line on the 30th.

Reporters wait to board the Dongtan train on the platform of GTX-A Suseo Station in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the 20th.  GTX-A will open for the first time between Suseo and Dongtan on the 30th.  (ⓒNews 1, unauthorized reproduction and redistribution prohibited)
Reporters wait to board the Dongtan train on the platform of GTX-A Suseo Station in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the 20th. GTX-A will open for the first time between Suseo and Dongtan on the 30th. (ⓒNews 1, unauthorized reproduction and redistribution prohibited)

According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the basic GTX fare between Suseo and Dongtan has been set at 3,200 won. If the travel distance exceeds 10 km, a fee of 250 won is added for every 5 km.

Accordingly, the fare for Suseo-Dongtan (32.8 km) is 4,450 won, Suseo-Seongnam (10.6 km) is 3,450 won, and Seongnam-Dongtan (22.1 km) is 3,950 won.

If you take advantage of various discount programs, the prices can be reduced even more.

K-Pass users, which will be implemented in May, will also be able to pay back when using GTX. K-Pass is a discount service that refunds a certain percentage of the money spent if you use public transport more than 15 times a month.

When applying for a refund under the K-Pass, the cost for the Suseo-Dongtan section is 3,560 won (20% refund) for the general public, 3,110 won (30% refund) for youth (19 to 34 years old), and 270 won ( 53.3% return) for low-income people. Can you drive a GTX?

In addition, separate discounts are provided to children (50%), teenagers (10%), seniors over 65 (30%), disabled and meritorious services (50% each).

However, to receive the discount, they must bring a prepaid or postpaid transportation card previously issued by a credit card company or community center.

In addition, on weekends the base rate is discounted by 10% and up to 3 infants and up to 6 children stay free per carer. It is also expected to reduce the burden on families going for weekend outings in the capital area.

Also, although the GTX is a semi-fast train, a transfer discount applies so you don't have to pay the basic fare twice when transferring to a bus or subway.

If you travel from Dongtan Station to Suseo Station to Irwon Station on Subway Line 3, you only need to pay the 4,450 won GTX fare from Dongtan to Suseo.

When using the transfer, if you use the SRT to transfer to Line 3 at Suseo Station and go to Ilwon Station, it costs 8,800 won, and if you use the GTX, it costs 4,450 won, which further increases the difference to 4,350 won.

The GTX train that starts operating this time will stop at Suseo Station, Seongnam Station, and Dongtan Station, the four stations between Suseo and Dongtan. Guseong Station, located between Seongnam Station and Dongtan Station, is scheduled to open in late June due to safety and process concerns.

The first train departs at 5:30 from Dongtan Station. The last train arrives at each station around 1 am. Office workers who go to work early in the morning or return home late at night can also use it without worry.

Also, during the initial opening hours from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM during peak hours, trains run at an average interval of 17 minutes (based on Dongtan → Suseo direction). Train arrival times and operation status can be found through internet portal websites, various mobile applications and information signs at each station.

During non-peak times, train service intervals may be extended by up to 30 minutes due to track inspections etc.

The journey between Suseo and Dongtan takes about 20 minutes including stopover time. Travel time is drastically reduced to about 45 minutes by car and 75 minutes by bus. You can get between each station within 6 to 7 minutes.

Each railway station is equipped with various facilities and areas for the transportation and comfort of passengers.

A bird's eye view of Suseo Station's convenience facilities
A bird's eye view of Suseo Station's convenience facilities

At Suseo Station, you can transfer to three other train lines, including the Suseo Rapid Transit (SRT) train, Line 3, and the Suin Bundang Line.

At Seongnam Station, you can transfer to the Gyeonggang Line (Pangyo-Yeoju), which opens on the same day as GTX-A. You can also walk to Pangyo Station on the Shinbundang Line and Imaye Station on the Suinbundang Line.

At Dongtan Station, you can transfer to the SRT and flat plane using the platform on the 6th floor of the ground, and at Guseong Station, you can transfer to a bus or taxi.

Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Park Sang-woo said, “We have tried to create fares and transfer systems at the most reasonable level, comprehensively considering the time-saving effect of GTX,” adding: “We will continue to make up for any inconvenience that may occur during future use.” “It is being planned,” he said.

Question: Department of Metro Rapid Transit, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (044-201-4024)

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