Uiwang Station

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Uiwang Station
Uiwang Station.JPG
Uiwang Station
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Uiwang-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Ŭiwang-yŏk
General information
Location 191 Sam-dong,
66 Cheoldobangmulgwanno,
Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do[1][2]
Operated by Korail
Line(s)      Line 1
Platforms 2
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Aboveground
Key dates
May 1, 1944
15 August, 1974 (Line 1)[1][2]
     Line 1 opened
Traffic
Passengers (Daily) Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 1: 16,041[3]

Uiwang Station (Station P152) is a ground-level metro station on line 1 of the Seoul Subway in Uiwang, South Korea. The station's four exits offer access to the Korea National University of Transportation, the Korean Railroad Museum and the Bugok Dong area of Uiwang. Travel time from Uiwang Station to Seoul Station on Line 1 is 50 minutes.

Disambiguation[edit]

"Uiwang Station" is also the former name of what is now known as Obong Station. The two are separate entities.

History[edit]

Uiwang Station opened on May 1, 1944, under the name of Bugok Station (부곡역/富谷驛), a name taken from the "dong" in which it is located. Trains on the Seoul Subway began calling at the station on August 15, 1974. The current station building was completed on February 17, 2002. On June 25, 2004, the station changed its name to Uiwang and almost three years later, on February 20, 2007, the hanja name changed from 儀旺驛 to 義王驛.[2]

Services[edit]

The first train of the day on weekdays (not including national holidays) is at 5.22 a.m. northbound and 5.29 a.m. southbound, while the last is at 12.01 a.m. northbound and 12.14 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 or further south.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "의왕역" (in Korean). Doopedia. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  2. ^ a b c "의왕역" (in Korean). KRIC. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  3. ^ Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Soyosan
Line 1
Local
toward Sinchang
toward Seoul
Line 1
Rapid (Gyeongbu Green)
Morning Only
toward Cheonan
Evening Only
toward Cheonan

Coordinates: 37°19′16″N 126°56′54″E / 37.32111°N 126.94833°E / 37.32111; 126.94833