Songtan Station

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Songtan Station
Korail Songtan Station platform.jpg
Songtan Station
Korean name
Revised Romanization Songtan-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Songt'an-yŏk
General information
Location 284-5 Sinjang-dong,
43 Songtangongwonno,
Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do[1][2]
Operated by Korail
Line(s)      Line 1
Platforms 2
Tracks 3
Structure type Aboveground
Key dates
October 1, 1952
20 January, 2005 (Line 1)[2][1]
     Line 1 opened
Passengers (Daily) Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 1: 8,846[3]

Songtan Station is a ground level metro station in Songtan, a district of Pyeongtaek in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. The station is on Line 1 of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway, which runs from Soyosan in Dongducheon to Cheonan in Chungcheongnam-do. The line also serves Osan, Suwon, and Seoul.

Unlike most pre-existing stations on Line 1 which opened with the collocated Gyeongbu Line in 1905, Songtan Station was built during the Korean War in 1952 to handle track switching for branch lines leading to the nearby newly built Osan Air Base. After the war, the Bidulgi class of commuter trains began to call on Songtan Station, but these were phased out in the 1990s.[citation needed]

In 2005, Line 1 was extended south of Suwon and the current station building was opened to service the new line. In 2010, a taxi stand was constructed to facilitate drop-off and pick-up of passengers right outside the concourse entrance.

The station is close to Osan Air Base[4] and the western-style shopping district commonly called "Main Gate". Visitors can exit the subway station and take a taxi to "Main Gate" and be there in a few minutes. Located next to Songtan Station is Tae-kwan Middle School and High School.


  1. ^ a b "송탄역" (in Korean). KRIC. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 
  2. ^ a b "송탄역" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations". Korea Transportation Database. 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "New Korean subway stops near Osan, Camp Humphreys opening Monday". Stars and Stripes. 2005-01-22. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 

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Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Soyosan
Line 1
toward Sinchang

Coordinates: 37°04′31″N 127°03′15″E / 37.07528°N 127.05417°E / 37.07528; 127.05417