Busan Station

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Busan Station
Busan Station Under Blue Sky.jpg
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Busannyeok
McCune–Reischauer Pusannyŏk
Station statistics
Address Choryang-dong, Dong District, Busan
South Korea
Coordinates 35°06′55″N 129°02′29″E / 35.11520°N 129.04137°E / 35.11520; 129.04137Coordinates: 35°06′55″N 129°02′29″E / 35.11520°N 129.04137°E / 35.11520; 129.04137
Line(s) Gyeongbu Line, Gyeongbu High Speed Railway
Structure type Aboveground
Platforms 4
Tracks 9
Other information
Opened April 1, 1908
Operator Korail
Busan Station
Busan-subway-113-Busan-station-platform.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 35°06′55″N 129°02′23″E / 35.115229°N 129.039702°E / 35.115229; 129.039702
Line(s) Busan Metro Line 1
Structure type Underground
Platforms 2
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 15, 1987
Station code 113
Operator Busan Transportation Corporation

Busan Station is a train station in Busan,[1] southeast South Korea, and the southern terminus of the Gyeongbu Line, the most important railway line in the country, which links Busan with Seoul in just under three hours,[2][3] using the KTX line (Korea's high-speed rail system).

Location[edit]

The station is centrally located in the Choryang-dong (neighbourhood) of Dong-gu (ward) in Busan. It is also an underground station on Busan Metro Line 1 between Jungang and Choryang stations.

Staton layout[edit]

KORAIL[edit]

Construction of the new KTX Busan terminal began in 2001 and was completed in 2003. The new station covers 24,646 square meters/265,287 square feet and it is equipped with up-to-date automatic ticket vending machines, 11 elevators, 10 escalators, PC area, waiting and vending areas.[4]

The entire convex curved front of the structure is glass covered construction and the station is considered an architecturally significant building.[5]

The main entrance opens up to a large park-like area surrounding the front of the station to the west.

Platforms[edit]

Platform No. Line Train Destination Other
1 Gyeongbu Line Saemaul-ho For Gupo·Dongdaegu·Daejeon·Seoul
3·4 Gyeongbu Line Mugunghwa-ho For Dongdaegu·Yeongju·Daejeon·Seoul
5·6 Gyeongbu Line·Gyeongbu High Speed Railway KTX For Gupo·Miryang·Dongdaegu·Daejeon·Seoul·Haengsin
8·9 Gyeongbu Line·Gyeongbu High Speed Railway KTX For Ulsan·Singyeongju·Dongdaegu·Daejeon·Seou·Haengsin Some KTX Trains run via Suwon or Yeongdeungpo which are stations on non-KTX Gyeongbu lane
10~13 Gyeongbu Line·Gyeongbu High Speed Railway KTX·Saemaul-ho·Mugunghwa-ho Exit Only

Busan Metro[edit]

Busan Station of Busan Metro has two side platform serving 2 tracks.

Platforms[edit]

Up Line 1 For JungangNampoSahaSinpyeong
Down Line 1 For SeomyeonYeonsanDongnaeNopo
  • Platform numbers are not assigned.

Panorama[edit]

Frontal view of Busan Station at night
Glass covered front curved-design of the Busan Station at night.
Passenger waiting area inside Busan Train Station.
Passenger waiting area inside Busan Train Station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "asian-efl-journal". Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  2. ^ "seoulbysubway". Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  3. ^ "railway-technology". Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  4. ^ "lifeinkorea-Travel2". Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  5. ^ "glasssteelandstone.com-Busan Station". Retrieved 2010-08-06. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Busan Metro   Following station
Jungang
toward Sinpyeong
  Line 1   Choryang
toward Nopo