Yongsan Station

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Yongsan Station
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Yongsan Station
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Yongsan-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Yongsan-yŏk
Railway Services
Daily ridership Based on Jan-Dec 2012.
KR: 29,689[1]
Line 1:[2] 66,823[3]
Line 1
Namyeong Noryangjin
Station number 135
Address 40-1 Hangangno 3-ga,[4]
55 Hangangdaero 23 gil,
Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Date opened December 1978[4]
Type Aboveground
Platforms/tracks 6 / 13
Operator Korail
Jungang Line
Terminus Ichon
Station number K110
Address 40-1 Hangangno 3-ga,[4]
55 Hangangdaero 23 gil,
Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Date opened July 8, 1900[4]
Type Aboveground
Platforms/tracks 6 / 13
Operator Korail

Yongsan Station is a major railway station in Seoul, South Korea. It is located in Yongsan District, and adjoins the Yongsan Electronics Market. The station is the terminus for high-speed and long-distance trains on a number of railway lines, including most trains on the Honam Line, its high-speed counterpart, and all trains on the Janghang and Jeolla Lines.

Prior to 2004, all long-distance trains serving Seoul terminated at the nearby Seoul Station, but with the opening of the Korea Train Express (KTX), Yongsan Station took over some of Seoul's services.

On February 28, 2012, ITX trains began service between this station and Chuncheon Station on the Gyeongchun Line.

Yongsan Station is also served by metro rail on Line 1 and the Jungang Line on the Seoul Metropolitan Subway.

In 2004, a major cinema opened adjacent to the station. In August 2006, the whole station building was made into a large department store, called I'Park Mall. The building now includes the railway station, subway station, the CGV cinema and several restaurants and shops, as well as housing the first building of the Yongsan Electronics Market. There is a bridge connecting I'Park Mall and the Yongsan Electronics Market. On floors B-1 and B-2 there is a very large E-Mart store along with a food court and a Burger King restaurant. In the higher floors some of the restaurants include: Uno Chicago Grill, KFC, Lotteria, California Pizza Kitchen, Pizza Hut, and many Korean and Japanese restaurants. You can also find Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and Baskin Robbins.

In 2018 it will become a transfer station with the Shinbundang Line.

Station layout[edit]

Yongsan Station has six elevated island platforms and one side platform serving 13 tracks.

Platforms[edit]

Namyeong
| 1312 | | | 109 | | 87 | |   | | 54 | | | |
Noryangjin   Ichon
Platform No. Line Train Destination Other
1 Jungang Line Express·Local For Wangsimni·Cheongnyangni·Guri·Deokso·Yangpyeong·Yongmun
ITX-Choengchun For Cheongnyangni·Gapyeong·Chuncheon
2 Jungang Line Express·Local·ITX-Cheongchun Exit Only
3 Gyeongbu Line Express For Guro·Dongincheon·Suwon·Cheonan
4 Gyeongbu Line Express Exit Only
5 Gyeongbu Line Local For Incheon·Seodongtan·Cheonan·Sinchang
6 Gyeongbu Line Local For Seoul·Cheongnyangni·Uijeongbu·Soyosan
7·8 Honam Line·Jeolla Line·Janghang Line Saemaul-ho·Nuriro-ho·Mugunghwa-ho For Gwangju·Mokpo·Yeosu-EXPO·Janghang
9·10 Honam Line·Jeolla Line KTX For Seodaejeon·Gwangju·Mokpo·Yeosu-EXPO
12·13 Gyeongbu Line·Honam Line·Jeolla Line·Janghang Line KTX·Saemaul-ho·Nuriro-ho·Mugunghwa-ho For Seoul·Haengsin 일부 당역 종착

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monthly Number of Passengers between General Railroad Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ with Jungang Line.
  3. ^ Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  4. ^ a b c d 용산역 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Soyosan
Line 1
Local
toward Incheon or Sinchang
Terminus Line 1
Express
toward Dongincheon
Terminus Jungang Line
toward Yongmun

Coordinates: 37°31′48″N 126°57′53″E / 37.53000°N 126.96472°E / 37.53000; 126.96472