Wangsimni station

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Wangsimni Station [Seongdong-Gu Office]
Wangsimni station 001.jpg
Korean name
Revised RomanizationWangsimni-yeok
General information
Location246 Haengdang 1-dong,
Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Coordinates37°33′40.3″N 127°2′15.8″E / 37.561194°N 127.037722°E / 37.561194; 127.037722Coordinates: 37°33′40.3″N 127°2′15.8″E / 37.561194°N 127.037722°E / 37.561194; 127.037722
Operated bySeoul Metro, SMRT, Korail
Line(s)     Line 2
     Line 5
     Gyeongui–Jungang Line
     Bundang Line
Key dates
September 16, 1983[1]     Line 2 opened
November 15, 1995[1]     Line 5 opened
October 15, 1911[1]     Gyeongui–Jungang Line opened
October 6, 2012[1]     Bundang Line opened
Passengers(Daily) Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 2: 35,958[2]
Line 5: 12,460[2]
Jungang Line:[3] 21,298[2]
Exit 8 in 2005.
Exit 12 in 2014.

Wangsimni Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2, Seoul Subway Line 5, Gyeongui–Jungang Line, and the Bundang Line. It is located in Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul.

The name of the station, "Wangsimni", is related to a historical account dating from 14th century Korea. After establishing and becoming the first king of the Joseon dynasty, Yi Seong-gye presented the great Buddhist monk Muhak with the task of finding a site for the new capital. After searching for a suitable place, the monk stopped and saw an old farmer passing by on his ox. The farmer pointed toward the northwest and said to him, wangsimni (往十里), literally meaning 'go ten more li (li = a unit measure that equals to one-third of a mile).' The startled Muhak went to the northwest as he was told and ended up at the southern foot of Mt. Bugak, where Gyeongbokgung now stands. This was how Hanyang (present-day Seoul) was born.

Station layout[edit]


Cheongnyangni / ↑ (Termination
| 12 | | 34 |
Eungbong↓ / Seoul Forest
1 Gyeongui-Jungang Line For Cheongnyangni, Deokso, Yongmun
ITX-Choengchun For Cheongnyangni, Chuncheon
2 Gyeongui-Jungang Line For Oksu, Hannam, Yongsan
3 Bundang Line Termination platform
4 Bundang Line For Seolleung, Jukjeon, Mangpo

Seoul Metro[edit]

Inner | | Outer
Hanyang University
Inner Line 2 For Seonsu, Sports Complex, Samseong, Seoul National University
Outer Line 2 For Euljiro 1-ga, Hongik University, Sindorim


E/B | | W/B
Westbound Line 5 For Yeouido, Gimpo Airport, Banghwa
Eastbound Line 5 For Gunja, Cheonho, Sangil-dong, Macheon


In September 2008, Wangsimni station was remodeled to a private invested station. This station became multiplex space with several major features down below.



  1. ^ a b c d "왕십리역" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2015-08-30.
  2. ^ a b c Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  3. ^ with Bundang Line

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward City Hall
Line 2
toward Chungjeongno
toward Banghwa
Line 5
toward Sangil-dong or Macheon
toward Munsan
Gyeongui–Jungang Line
toward Jipyeong
TerminusBundang Line
toward Suwon