Oido Station

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Oido Station
Oido Station.jpg
Oido Station
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Oido-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Oido-yŏk
Line 4
Jeongwang Terminus
Station number 456
Address 878 Jeongwang-dong,
430 Yeokjeonno,
Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do
Date opened July 28, 2000
Type Aboveground
Platforms/tracks 1 / 2
Operator Korail
Suin Line
Terminus Wolgot
Date opened June 30, 2012
Type Aboveground
Platforms/tracks 1 / 2

Oido Station is the current southwestern terminus of the Seoul Subway Line 4. Located almost 30 kilometers southwest of Seoul, it takes over an hour by commuter rail between this station and Seoul Station. A train servicing depot is located nearby.

This station, along with Jeongwang Station to the southeast, serves the Sihwa Industrial District of southwestern Siheung.

Beginning in June 2012, this station also became the southeastern terminus of the Suin Line, linking the city of Siheung to southern Incheon.

Vicinity[edit]

  • Exit 1 : Sihwa District
  • Exit 2 : Hamhyeon Middle & High Schools
  • Exit 3 : North Town square (Opened at 5:00 AM, Closed at 11:30 PM.)

Ridership[edit]

Station Number of passengers[1]
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Line 4 2691 3909 4552 5187 4536 4660 4849
  1. ^ Original data from whole clients using Seoul Metro in 2006

Suin Line and future plans[edit]

The narrow-gauge Suin Line, which served as a means of transporting freight between Suwon and Incheon, was abandoned in 1995. Oido Station is the northwestern terminus of the section of the Suin Line that is still in use today; the southeastern terminus is Hanyang University at Ansan Station.

However, with the recent population boom in southern Gyeonggi province, the line is being relaid as a standard gauge railroad for commuter rail. The commuter rail is being opened over the course of a few stages. The first stage will incorporate an extension of Suin Line into southern Incheon, and will transfer with the Incheon Subway Line 1 at Woninjae Station.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The section between Songdo-Oido opened early by next year 2008-01-13 http://economy.hankooki.com/lpage/news/200801/e2008011318011470300.htm
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Danggogae
Line 4 Terminus
Terminus Suin Line
toward Songdo

Coordinates: 37°22′08″N 126°44′10″E / 37.3689354°N 126.7360751°E / 37.3689354; 126.7360751