Study on the Improvement and Effect of the Metro Fare System

광역철도 승차권제도 개선 및 효과에 관한 연구

  • Yim, Chul (Operation Dept, Seoul Safety Department Team) ;
  • Lee, Yongsang (Department of Railroad Management, Woosong University) ;
  • Yoon, Kyoungman (Department of Management Research Institute, Korea Railroad Corp.)
  • Received : 2013.05.15
  • Accepted : 2013.10.22
  • Published : 2013.12.31


Current metro tickets are categorized into transportation cards and monthly season tickets, which offer limited consumer choices. A metro fare system should be introduced based on the diversity of customer demand. Thus, this study's objective is that the metro fare system in Korea should be efficiently operated by analyzing a variety of metro fare systems used in major cities of other countries. In addition, this study proposed the following metro fare systems, one day pass, which is generally used in other countries in a bid to promote public transportation, reduce costs, and increase revenue. A commuting ticket system to increase the demand from cars to subways, and special discounts & a round-trip ticket system for round-trip travelers in case that demand is low was compared with the high supply on the Gyeongchun-line.


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