Migeum Station

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Migeum Station
K231 migum 01.jpg
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Migeum-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Migŭm-yǒk
Bundang Line
Jeongja Ori
Station number K231
Address 795 Gumi-dong,
Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si,
Gyeonggi-do
Date opened September 1, 1994
Type Underground
Platforms/tracks 2 / 2
Operator Korail

Migeum Station (미금역) is a subway station located in Geumgok-dong. It is between Jeongja Station and Ori Station on the Bundang Line.

Though small compared its neighbors throughout Bundang and Seongnam, Migeum has a variety of boutiques, Korean and Western restaurants, hofs, singing rooms, Korean-style barbecues, hagwons and a 2001 Outlet department store. Tancheon stream is also in the vicinity.

There was a debate[1][2] between Seongnam City and Suwon City regarding whether Migeum should be included in the Phase 2 extension of Shinbundang Line. Supporters argued that the distance between Jeongja Station and SB01, an originally planned station to follow Jeongja, would be unusually long at 3.76 km. They also argued that the inclusion of Migeum will alleviate traffic in the area. Meanwhile, opposition in Suwon claims that the inclusion would delay travel time to Gwanggyo, a planned area of Suwon in construction.

Phase 2 of Shinbundang Line is expected to open in 2016.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hong, Jang-won (2011-10-27). "신분당선 연장 `미금역` 신설" (Korean language). MK. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "신분당선 미금역 설치 반대 삭발식" (Korean Language). Migeum Station Head Shaving Protest. Korea Press Agency. 2011-11-02. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "신분당선 연장선 미금역, GO? STOP!". Naeil. Retrieved 24 October 2011. 
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Wangsimni
Bundang Line
toward Suwon

Coordinates: 37°20′59.92″N 127°06′32.22″E / 37.3499778°N 127.1089500°E / 37.3499778; 127.1089500