Gwangju Station

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Gwangju Station
Gwangju Station Entrance.JPG
Gwangju Station Entrance
Korean name
Hangul 광주역
Hanja 光州驛
Revised Romanization Gwangju yeok
McCune–Reischauer Kwangju yŏk

Gwangju Station is on South Korea's high-speed KTX railway network, 353 km south of Yongsan Station.

History[edit]

The station opened on July 1, 1922 and the station building was moved to its present location on July 25, 1969. On August 10, 2000, Gwangju Station was disconnected from the Gyeongjeon Line when a southern bypass between Hyocheon and Songjeong-ri (today Gwangju·Songjeong) was opened. The section between Songjeong-ri and Gwangju remained in use as the Gwangju Line, a spur with Gwangju Station as its terminal station. With the start of Korea Train Express (KTX) services on April 1, 2004, Honam KTX services terminating in Gwangju Station began using this spur line.

Services[edit]

Gwangju Station serves some KTX trains on the Honam Line. It also has express services and local services on the Gwangju Line. Gwangju Station is not connected to Gwangju's subway network.

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Coordinates: 35°09′55″N 126°54′33″E / 35.165326°N 126.909237°E / 35.165326; 126.909237