Gwangju Station

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Gwangju Station
Gwangju Station Front.jpg
Gwangju Station Building
Korean name
Hangul 광주
Hanja 光州
Revised Romanization Gwangju yeok
McCune–Reischauer Kwangju yŏk
General information
Location 611 Jungheung Dong, Buk Gu, Gwangju
Operated by Korail
Platforms 0
Tracks 0
Structure type Aboveground/Straight
Key dates
July 1, 1922 opened

Gwangju Station is on South Korea's high-speed KTX railway network, 353 km south of Yongsan Station.


The station opened on July 1, 1922, and the station building was moved to its present location on July 25, 1969.

On August 10, 2000, Gwangju Station was disconnected from the Gyeongjeon Line when a southern bypass between Hyocheon and Songjeong-ri (today Gwangju Songjeong Station) was opened. The section between Songjeong-ri and Gwangju remained in use as the Gwangju Line, a spur with Gwangju Station as its terminal station. With the start of Korea Train Express (KTX) services on April 1, 2004, Honam KTX services terminating in Gwangju Station began using this spur line.


Gwangju Station serves some KTX trains on the Honam Line. It has express services and local services on the Gwangju Line. Gwangju Station is not connected to Gwangju's subway network.


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Coordinates: 35°09′55″N 126°54′33″E / 35.165326°N 126.909237°E / 35.165326; 126.909237