Daejeon Station

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Daejeon Station
Daejeon train station.jpg
Daejeon Railway Station Entrance
Korean name
Hangul 대전역
Hanja 大田驛
Revised Romanization Daejeon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Taechŏn-yŏk
Railway Services
Address 215 Jungang-ro, Dong-gu, Daejeon
Railway line Gyeongbu HSR[1](159.8km from Seoul)
Gyeongbu Line (166.3km from Seoul)
Daejeon Line (connection line; 0.0km from Daejeon)
Daejeon Subway Line 1
Daily ridership Based on January–June 2011.
KR: 44,913[2]
Daejeon Line 1: 22,159[3]

Daejeon Station is on South Korea's high-speed KTX railway network, 166.6 km south of Seoul Station.

History[edit]

The station opened on January 1, 1905 and KTX trains on the Gyeongbu Line began services on April 1, 2004. The station inspired a romantic blues ballad entitled "Daejeon Blues" [4] that has been preferred by musicians throughout Asia and has become a Korean classic. The melody of the song is played on the speakers of the subway trains upon arriving at Daejeon Station.

Services[edit]

Daejeon Subway Station Exit 4

Daejeon Station serves all KTX trains on the Gyeongbu Line. It also has express services and local services on the normal speed Gyeongbu Line. The station is served by the Daejeon Line, a short line connecting Daejeon Station with Seodaejeon Station, and also by the Daejeon Subway. Underground shopping can be found connected to Daejeon Station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Using conventional Gyeongbu line.
  2. ^ Passenger Transportation Result of Korea Railway (O/D). Korea Transportation Database, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  3. ^ Passenger Transportation Result of Daejeon Metropolitan Subway System. Korea Transportation Database, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  4. ^ Kim, Hyung-yoon. "Daejeon, Where People Embrace a Slow-paced Life". Daejeon, Where People Embrace a Slow-paced Life. Koreana, A Quarterly publish on Korean Arts and Culture. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 

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Coordinates: 36°19′54.82″N 127°26′4.28″E / 36.3318944°N 127.4345222°E / 36.3318944; 127.4345222