Daejeon Station

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This article is about a station of Korail. For the station of Daejeon Metro, see Daejeon Station (Daejeon Metro).
Not to be confused with Daejeo Station.
Daejeon Station
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Daejeon Railway Station West Side
Korean name
Hangul 대전
Hanja 大田
Revised Romanization Daejeon-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Taechŏn-yŏk
General information
Location 1 Jeong Dong, Dong Gu, Daejeon
Operated by Korail
Platforms 0
Tracks 0
Construction
Structure type Aboveground/Straight
Key dates
January 1, 1905 opened
Traffic
Passengers (Daily) Based on January–June 2011.
KR: 44,913[1]
Daejeon Line 1: 22,159[2]

Daejeon Station is on South Korea's high-speed KTX railway network, 166.6 km south of Seoul Station.

History[edit]

The station opened on January 1, 1905, and KTX trains on the Gyeongbu Line began services on April 1, 2004. The station inspired the romantic blues ballad "Daejeon Blues"[3] that has been preferred by musicians throughout Asia and has become a Korean classic. The melody of the song is played on the speakers of the subway trains upon arriving at Daejeon Station.

Services[edit]

Daejeon Station serves all KTX trains on the Gyeongbu Line. It also has express services and local services on the normal speed Gyeongbu Line. The station is served by the Daejeon Line, a short line connecting Daejeon Station with Seodaejeon Station, and also by the Daejeon Subway. Underground shopping can be found connected to Daejeon Station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Passenger Transportation Result of Korea Railway (O/D). Korea Transportation Database, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  2. ^ Passenger Transportation Result of Daejeon Metropolitan Subway System. Korea Transportation Database, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  3. ^ Kim, Hyung-yoon. "Daejeon, Where People Embrace a Slow-paced Life". Daejeon, Where People Embrace a Slow-paced Life. Koreana, A Quarterly publish on Korean Arts and Culture. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 

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Coordinates: 36°19′54.82″N 127°26′4.28″E / 36.3318944°N 127.4345222°E / 36.3318944; 127.4345222