Dongdaemun station

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Dongdaemun Station
Station Platform (Line 4)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationDongdaemun-yeok
General information
Location552 Changsin 1-dong,
302 Jongno Jiha,
Jongno-gu, Seoul[1]
Operated bySeoul Metro
Line(s)     Line 1
     Line 4
Structure typeUnderground
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 History & Culture Park)



  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. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Changsin-dong Toy Wholesale Market". Seoul City Tourism. Archived from the original on 23 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Soyosan
Line 1
toward Incheon or Sinchang
toward Dongducheon
Line 1
toward Incheon
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