Hongik University Station

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Hongik University Station
Hongik University Station exit 9.jpg
Exit 9
Korean name
Revised Romanization Hongdaeipgu-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Hongdaeipku-yŏk
Railway Services
Daily ridership Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 2: 126,722[1]
AREX: 10,616[1]
Gyeongui Line: 820[1]
Line 2
Hapjeong Sinchon
Station number 239
Address 165 Donggyo-dong,
Mapo-gu, Seoul
Coordinates 37°33′24″N 126°55′25″E / 37.55667°N 126.92361°E / 37.55667; 126.92361Coordinates: 37°33′24″N 126°55′25″E / 37.55667°N 126.92361°E / 37.55667; 126.92361
Date opened May 22, 1984
Type Underground
Platforms/tracks 1 / 2
Screen doors Yes
Operator Seoul Metro
Gongdeok Digital Media City
Station number A03
Address 172-10 Donggyo-dong,
Mapo-gu, Seoul
Date opened December 29, 2010
Type Underground
Platforms/tracks 2 / 2
Screen doors Yes
Operator Korail Airport Co.
Gyeongui–Jungang Line
Sogang University Gajwa
Station number K314
Date opened December 15, 2012
Type Underground
Screen doors Yes
Operator Korail

Hongik University Station (Hangul홍대입구역; hanja弘大入口驛; RRHongdae-ipgu-yeok) is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2 as well as the AREX and Yongsan lines. As its name indicates, it serves the nearby Hongik University. It was formerly known as Donggyo Station, after the neighborhood that it serves.

As of December 2010, it has become a transfer station to A'REX and also was connected to the Gyeongui–Jungang Line.


The Hongdae area around the station and the university is notable for its urban street arts and indie music culture, clubs and entertainment. It also serves Seoul International Airport.

Line 2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ a b "The First Shop Of Coffee Prince". Korean TV Drama. Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Murthy, Rishika (22 September 2011). "Seoul's 6 coolest subway stops". CNN Travel. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 

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