Dongdaemun Station

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Dongdaemun Station
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Dongdaemun Station
Korean name
Revised Romanization Dongdaemun-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Tongdaemun-yŏk
General information
Location 552 Changsin 1-dong,
302 Jongno Jiha,
Jongno-gu, Seoul[1]
Operated by Seoul Metro
Line(s)      Line 1
     Line 4
Platforms 3
Tracks 4
Structure type Underground
Key dates
August 15, 1974[1]      Line 1 opened
October 18, 1985[1]      Line 4 opened
Passengers (Daily) Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 1: 34,446[2]
Line 4: 55,294[2]

Dongdaemun Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 1 and Line 4. It is named after one of the four great gates of the circular wall surrounding ancient Seoul, and is situated on the eastern end of Jongno ("Bell Street"). This station is also close to Dongdaemun Market.[3]

In December 2010 the station is recorded as having the third highest WiFi data consumption of all the Seoul Metropolitan Subway stations, following Express Bus Terminal Station, Sadang Station, and followed by Jamsil Station and Jongno 3-ga Station.[4]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit
Lobby Customer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
Line 1 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Line 1 toward Incheon or Sinchang (Jongno 5 (o)-ga)
Northbound Line 1 toward Soyosan (Dongmyo)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Line 4 platforms
Northbound Line 4 toward Danggogae (Hyehwa)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Line 4 toward Oido (Dongdaemun H&C Park Station)


  • Changsin-dong Toy Wholesale Market - the largest toy and stationery market in Korea since 1975[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c "동대문역" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Dongdaemun Market". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Seoul Subway Line No. 2 Becomes Major WiFi Hotspot". Chosun Ilbo. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Baik, Sung-ho (18 November 2001). "At Changsin-dong, Toys 'R' Them". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Changsin-dong Toy Wholesale Market". Seoul City Tourism. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Soyosan
Line 1
toward Incheon or Sinchang
toward Danggogae
Line 4
toward Oido

Coordinates: 37°34′14″N 127°00′30″E / 37.57056°N 127.00833°E / 37.57056; 127.00833