Samseong Station

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Samseong Station
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Samseong Station
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Samseongnyeok
McCune–Reischauer Samsŏngnyŏk
Railway Services
Daily ridership Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 2: 137,927[1]
Line 2
Sports Complex Seolleung
Station number 219
Address 172-66 Samseong 1-dong,
538 Teherandaero Jiha,
Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Date opened December 23, 1982
Type Underground
Platforms/tracks 1 / 2
Operator Seoul Metro

Samseong Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2. It serves the eastern area of Teheranno. Some of the more famous buildings near the station include World Trade Center Seoul, COEX Mall, Korea Electric Power (KEPCO) headquarters, Korea Air City Terminal (buses run from here to Incheon and Gimpo Airports, and vice versa), and Gangnam main police and fire stations.

The ridership of this station is very high, consistently ranking among the five most heavily used subway stations in Korea. The table below shows the average daily ridership of recent 3 years (2013 will be uploaded at the end of this year).

Year 2010 2011 2012
Ridership 69,863 70,501 68,002

The name of this station sounds like Samsung, but there is no relation between the two.

The 836-meter (914-yard) section of sidewalk along Yeongdong Boulevard from exit No.5 of this station, outside COEX Convention & Exhibition Center and ASEM Tower is designated as a smoke-free zone by the Seoul Metropolitan Government.[2]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit
L1
Concourse
Lobby Customer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
L2
Platform level
Inner loop Line 2 toward Chungjeongno (Seolleung)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Outer loop Line 2 toward City Hall (Sports Complex)

Vicinity[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ Kwon, Sang-soo (12 September 2012). "City designates area by COEX as smoke-free". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward City Hall
Line 2
toward Chungjeongno

Coordinates: 37°30′31.48″N 127°3′48.67″E / 37.5087444°N 127.0635194°E / 37.5087444; 127.0635194