Sungkyunkwan University Station

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Sungkyunkwan University Station
Korail Sungkyunkwan University Station building.jpg
Sungkyunkwan University Station
Korean name
Revised Romanization Seonggyun-gwandae-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Sŏnggyun'gwandae-yŏk
Railway Services
Daily ridership Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 1: 31,594[1]
Line 1
Uiwang Hwaseo
Station number P153
Address 495-2 Yuljeon-dong,
2149 Seoburo,
Jangan-gu, Suwon-si,
Date opened February 1, 1979[2][3]
Type Aboveground
Platforms/tracks 2 / 4
Operator Korail

Sungkyunkwan University Station (Station P153) is a ground-level metro station on line 1 of the Seoul Subway in Yuljeon Dong, Jangan Gu, Suwon, South Korea. The station's sole exit offers access to Sungkyunkwan University and Dongnam Health College. Travel time from Sungkyunkwan University Station to Seoul Station on Line 1 is 54 minutes, and travelling to Sungkyunkwan University's other campus, by Hyehwa Station in Seoul, takes 67 minutes, transferring to Line 4 at Geumjeong. Extension work recently set on Sungkyunkwan university station with 4 floors including café and community center that can handle more than 50,000 people a day and this construction will be finished at the end of 2016.


Sungkyunkwan University Station opened on February 1, 1979, under the name of Yuljeon Station (율전역/), a name taken from the dong in which it is located. Five years later, on January 1, 1984, it was renamed Seongdae-ap Station (성대앞역/), taking its name as an abbreviated form of the nearby Sungkyunkwan University campus. It was only on December 1, 1994 that it took its current full name of Sungkyunkwan University Station. In 2008, Suwon City Council operated a 20-day public consultation on changing the name of the station once again. It had three suggestions, being a return to the name Yuljeon Station (율전역/), Yuljeon Station (Sungkyunkwan University Station) (율전역(성균관대역)/()) and Sungkyunkwan University Station (Yuljeon Station) (성균관대역(율전역)/()), though it was also possible for the public to suggest alternative names. At the end of this consultation period, no change was made.[3]


The first train of the day weekdays (not including national holidays) is at 5.18 a.m. northbound and 5.33 a.m. southbound, while the last is at 11.57 p.m. northbound and 12.18 a.m. southbound. Northbound trains have various destinations. Some terminate at Guro, others at Seoul Station, some at Dongmyo, others at Cheongnyangni, while some continue as far as Seongbuk. None, however, continue beyond Seongbuk, so if travel beyond is required, it is necessary to change trains. Some southbound trains terminate at Byeongjeom, while the remainder continue to Cheonan.



  1. ^ "Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations". Korea Transportation Database. 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "성균관대역" (in Korean). Doopedia. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "성균관대역" (in Korean). KRIC. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Soyosan
Seoul Metro Line 1.png Line 1
toward Cheonan

Coordinates: 37°18′01″N 126°58′20″E / 37.30028°N 126.97222°E / 37.30028; 126.97222