Jonggak Station

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Jonggak Station
Jonggak Station
Korean name
Revised Romanization Jonggak-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Chonggak-yŏk
Railway Services
Daily ridership Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 1: 92,954[1]
Line 1
Jongno 3-ga City Hall
Station number 131
Address 20-3 Jongno 1-ga,
59 Jongno,
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Date opened August 15, 1974
Type Underground
Platforms/tracks 2 / 2
Operator Seoul Metro

Jonggak Station is a station on the Line 1 of the Seoul Subway in South Korea. It is located on Jongno, central Seoul and comprises a large underground arcade.

The second-largest book shop in South Korea, the Bandi & Luni's lying under the Jongno Tower, which in turn is just above this station, is directly accessible from the station.

On every New Year's Day, the bell ceremony (Jeyaeui Jong Tajongsik) is held at Boshingak, the nearby bell pavilion. (The name of the station comes from this pavilion, jong meaning bell and gak pavilion.) At those times the area is so crowded with tens of thousands of Seoulites that trains do not stop at Jonggak as to avoid any accidents.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit
Lobby Customer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
Line 1 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Line 1 toward Incheon or Sinchang (City Hall)
Westbound Line 1 toward Soyosan (Jongno 3 (sam)-ga)
Side platform, doors will open on the left


The following places are accessible from this station's exits as listed.


  1. ^ Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Soyosan
Line 1
toward Incheon or Sinchang

Coordinates: 37°34′13″N 126°58′59″E / 37.57028°N 126.98306°E / 37.57028; 126.98306