I’m contemporary out of necessary quarantine and able to discover Daegu, however my automotive hasn’t arrived but. Steven is within the course of of shopping for a automotive, however Daegu has nice public transportation, so I don’t want to attend. I can rent a taxi, trip the bus, or my favourite public choice– trip the Daegu Metro. Fortunately we don’t must journey far to entry it as a result of it’s proper outdoors gate 6.
Driving the Daegu Metro from the Camp Walker Lodge
Most of this submit would both be frequent sense or intuitive in america. However public transportation in another country is intimidating. Right here in Korea, it’s comparatively painless. Understanding what to anticipate will aid you get on the market and discover.
So should you’re like me and you’re prepared so as to add steps to your Fitbit? Add me as a good friend. I’m simple to search out, I’m duffelbagspouse. Second, you’ll have to obtain a few apps.
The Daegu Metro Map and Waze are helpful instruments to have when navigating the streets of Daegu. The Daegu Metro is easy. It solely has three traces (inexperienced, gold, and pink– the one closest to the Walker Lodge. And Waze is a navigation app just like Google Maps, which doesn’t work right here in South Korea. Google works as a analysis software however is much less helpful for navigation.
The Daegu Metro
Hyeonchugno Station is true outdoors the again gate. Head out the doorways of the Walker Lodge in direction of the gate and take a left. Whether or not you go down the steps, escalator, or elevator, you’ll find yourself in the identical place. Most stops have all three making them accessible for everybody.
Most practice stations are staffed. The workplace at Hyeonchugno Station is positioned on the far left finish of the station.
The gold (yellow or orange) line’s latest line features a monorail or elevated practice the place you possibly can discover town because it whizzes by you. I have to get clarification on the colour of this line, lol.
Getting a Ticket to Journey
RF Card or Single Use Token
You could have two choices. You should purchase the RF Card or a single-use token. The RF Card is the way in which to go should you plan to trip the metro typically. You’ll have to buy the cardboard from one of many attendants. Every card will price 5,000 Gained and is non-refundable. Along with the metro, the One Cross card can be utilized on different public transportation just like the bus, ferry, taxis, and reductions for group journey. Try the hyperlink above for extra info.
Search for this machine for a single token ticket, click on English and comply with the instructions. It’s fairly easy. The fare relies on the ticket sort and age of the rider. The fare shouldn’t be based mostly on how far you’re touring.
Utilizing Your Tickets
Scan your card or token the identical means. Place them on high of the machine, look forward to the turnstile to open, and walkthrough. There are three metro traces in Daegu:
- Seolhwa·Myeonggok ~ Ansim has 32 stops and spans 28.4-kilometers,
- Munyang ~ Yeungnam College has 31 stops alongside a 31.4-kilometer route, and
- Chilgok Kyungpook Nat’l Univ. Medical Heart ~ Yongji has 30 stations and runs 23.1 kilometers.
On the Platform
Thoughts the Hole
Don’t stand right here. Observe there isn’t a subway automotive quantity within the black triangle. The oncoming practice is brief. Do stand right here. Put on your masks always and be conscious of social distancing markers on the platform and automotive ground.
Chances are you’ll or will not be conscious, however non-public house is NOT a factor right here in Asia. Like driving, you possibly can solely decide how a lot house you permit in entrance of you. Nonetheless, remember, right here in Korea, somebody will fill that house too.
Once I first moved right here, I assumed it unusual that there have been mirrors all over the place, however they’re handy. You at all times need to look your finest on the subway.
Severely although, subway Maps are positioned all over the place. Observe the identify of every practice cease along with the earlier and subsequent one on the wall of every station. Every station can be numbered.
On the Prepare
The very first thing you’ll discover is the subway trains are quiet. There isn’t a loud speaking or music. The trains are additionally immaculate. Stops are introduced verbally (in Korean and English) and displayed on overhead LED panels.
Don’t be stunned should you get a number of lengthy, uncomfortable stares from the locals. Get used to it. Be ready to exit the practice when it stops, search for the exit signal, or comply with the group.
And should you get rotated or have hassle on the ticket machines, there’s a name button for help.
Transfers and junctions (the place two traces intersect) are clearly marked on the metro map.
- Bandwoldang (inexperienced and pink traces)
- Myeongdeak (yellow and pink)
- Cheongna Hill (inexperienced and yellow)
Look and Pay attention
When you exit the practice, look excessive and low. You’ll find overhead instructions. You can too comply with the pink, inexperienced, or yellow arrows on the platform ground.
Along with the visible cues, there are musical preludes to oncoming trains. If I keep in mind accurately, it was a number of classical music bars.
Exiting the Daegu Metro
Place your RF card on the scanner or deposit your token within the slot offered to exit the turnstile. Streets or junctions designate exits. Observe the exit closest to your vacation spot and exit the metro.