Wangsimni Station

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Wangsimni Station
Wangsimni station 001.jpg
Korean name
Revised Romanization Wangsimni-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Wangsimni-yŏk
Railway Services
Daily ridership Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 2: 35,958[1]
Line 5: 12,460[1]
Jungang Line:[2] 21,298[1]
Line 2
Sangwangsimni Hanyang University
Station number 208
Address 246 Haengdang 1-dong,
Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Coordinates 37°33′40.3″N 127°2′15.8″E / 37.561194°N 127.037722°E / 37.561194; 127.037722Coordinates: 37°33′40.3″N 127°2′15.8″E / 37.561194°N 127.037722°E / 37.561194; 127.037722
Date opened September 16, 1983
Type Underground
Platforms/tracks 2 / 2
Operator Seoul Metro
Line 5
Haengdang Majang
Station number 540
Address 192 Haengdang-dong,
Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Date opened November 15, 1995
Type Underground
Platforms/tracks 2 / 2
Operator SMRT
Gyeongui–Jungang Line
Eungbong Cheongnyangni
Station number K116
Address 168-1 Haengdang 1-dong,
Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Date opened October 15, 1911
Type Aboveground
Platforms/tracks 2 / 4
Operator Korail
Bundang Line
Terminus Seoul Forest
Station number K210
Address 168-1 Haengdang 1-dong,
Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Date opened October 6, 2012
Type Aboveground
Operator Korail
Exit 8 in 2005.

Wangsimni Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2, Seoul Subway Line 5, the Gyeongwon Line, and the Bundang Line. It is located in Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul.

The name of the station, "Wangsimni," is related to a historical account dating from 14th century Korea. After establishing and becoming the first king of the Joseon dynasty, Yi Seong-gye presented the great Buddhist monk Muhak with the task of finding a site for the new capital. After searching for a suitable place, the monk stopped and saw an old farmer passing by on his ox. The farmer pointed toward the northwest and said to him, wangsimni (往十里), literally meaning 'go ten more li (li = a unit measure that equals to one-third of a mile).' The startled Muhak went to the northwest as he was told and ended up at the southern foot of Mt. Bugak, where Gyeongbokgung now stands. This was how Hanyang (present-day Seoul) was born.

Station layout[edit]


Cheongnyangni / ↑ (Termination
| 12 | | 34 |
Eungbong↓ / Seoul Forest
1 Jungang Line For Cheongnyangni, Deokso, Yongmun
ITX-Choengchun For Cheongnyangni, Chuncheon
2 Jungang Line, ITX-Choengchun For Oksu, Hannam, Yongsan
3 Bundang Line Termination platform
4 Bundang Line For Seolleung, Jukjeon, Mangpo

Seoul Metro[edit]

Inner | | Outer
Hanyang University
Inner Line 2 For Seonsu, Sports Complex, Samseong, Seoul National University
Outer Line 2 For Euljiro 1-ga, Hongik University, Sindorim


E/B | | W/B
Westbound Line 5 For Yeouido, Gimpo Airport, Banghwa
Eastbound Line 5 For Gunja, Cheonho, Sangil-dong, Macheon


In September 2008, Wangsimni station was remodeled to a private invested station. This station became multiplex space with several major features down below.



  1. ^ a b c Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ with Bundang Line

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward City Hall
Line 2
toward Chungjeongno
toward Banghwa
Line 5
toward Sangil-dong or Macheon
toward Munsan
Gyeongui–Jungang Line
toward Yongmun
Terminus Bundang Line
toward Suwon