City Hall Station (Seoul)

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City Hall Station
Korean name
Revised Romanization Sicheongyeok
McCune–Reischauer Sich'ŏngyŏk
General information
Location Taepyeongno 1-ga 31,
Jung-gu, Seoul
Coordinates 37°33′53″N 126°58′37″E / 37.56472°N 126.97694°E / 37.56472; 126.97694Coordinates: 37°33′53″N 126°58′37″E / 37.56472°N 126.97694°E / 37.56472; 126.97694
Operated by Seoul Metro
Line(s)      Line 1
     Line 2
Platforms 3
Tracks 4
Structure type Underground
Key dates
August 15, 1974      Line 1 opened
May 22, 1984      Line 2 opened
Passengers (Daily) Based on Jan–Dec of 2012
Line 1: 44,594[1]
Line 2: 51,185[1]

City Hall Station is a station on Seoul Subway lines 1 (Blue Line) and 2 (Green Line). As its name suggests, Seoul City Hall is located right next to the station. Deoksugung, a historic palace of the Joseon dynasty, is on the other side of the boulevard named Taepyeongno.


Seoul Museum of Art is also nearby. The museum has hosted many special exhibitions, including those of the works of van Gogh, Monet, and René Magritte.[2] The head offices of three daily newspapers, Chosun Ilbo, Donga Ilbo and Kyunghyang Shinmun, are near the city hall. Seoul Plaza Hotel is located across from the city hall.


  1. ^ a b Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ Official homepage of Seoul Museum of ART

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Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Soyosan
Line 1
toward Incheon or Sinchang
toward Chungjeongno
Line 2
toward Chungjeongno