Suwon Station

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Suwon Station
Suwon Station.jpg
Suwon Station
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Suwonnyeok
McCune–Reischauer Suwŏnnyŏk
Railway Services
Daily ridership Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
KR: 34,221[1]
Line 1: 88,760[2]
Line 1
Hwaseo Seryu
Station number P155
Address 18 Maesanro 1-ga,
924 Deogyeongdaero,
Paldal-gu, Suwon-si,
Gyeonggi-do
Coordinates 37°15′58″N 126°59′59″E / 37.26611°N 126.99972°E / 37.26611; 126.99972Coordinates: 37°15′58″N 126°59′59″E / 37.26611°N 126.99972°E / 37.26611; 126.99972
Date opened January 1, 1905 /
August 15, 1974 (subway service)
Type Aboveground
Platforms/tracks 4 / 8
Operator Korail
Bundang Line
Maegyo Terminus
Station number K245
Date opened November 30, 2013
Type Underground
Platforms/tracks 2 / 2

Suwon Station is a railway station in the city of Suwon, South Korea. The station was completely redeveloped in 2002 and 2003, and is now integrated with the Aekyung Shopping Mall(AK PLAZA). This station serves the national Gyeongbu Line and Line 1 of the Seoul subway, which runs services from Soyosan Station to the north to Sinchang to the south.

History[edit]

Suwon Station opened on January 1, 1905. On December 1, 1930, the narrow gauge Suryeo Line from Suwon to Yeoju opened. On August 6, 1937, the Suin Line from Suwon to Incheon began operating services. Over three decades later, on April 1, 1972, the Suryeo Line closed, though two years later, on August 15, 1974, the Seoul Subway began services to Suwon. The Suin Line and narrow gauge services were both terminated on January 1, 1996.

Plans[edit]

Seoul Subway's Bundang Line is currently being extended to Suwon with a projected completion date of December 2013. And a reborn Suin Line will once again be connecting Suwon to Incheon from sometime in 2016.

Building[edit]

Inside Suwon Station

Suwon Station shares a building with AK Plaza. The station itself is above ground (for all services) and underground (for metro services only). There are many stores and restaurants located in the station and outside of the station.

In a survey conducted in 2011 by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs on 92 Administrative divisions across the country, it reported that the bus stop, near Suwon Railway Station and AK Plaza, was the most frequently used, with a daily average of 77,326 people boarding and 63,255 people alighting.[3]

Surroundings[edit]

  • AK mall
  • Lotte mall
  • CGV theater
  • Book Libro
  • GyeongGi-Do Provincial Government

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monthly Number of Passengers between General Railroad Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  3. ^ "Gangnam Busiest Subway Station in Korea". Chosun Ilbo. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Soyosan
Line 1
toward Cheonan
toward Wangsimni
Bundang Line Terminus