|Location||246 Haengdang 1-dong,
|Operated by||Seoul Metro, SMRT, Korail|
|September 16, 1983||Line 2 opened|
|November 15, 1995||Line 5 opened|
|October 15, 1911||Gyeongui–Jungang Line opened|
|October 6, 2012||Bundang Line opened|
|Passengers||(Daily) Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 2: 35,958
Line 5: 12,460
Jungang Line: 21,298
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.
|↑ Cheongnyangni / ↑ (Termination
|| １２ | | ３４ ||
|Eungbong↓ / Seoul Forest↓|
|1||●Jungang Line||For Cheongnyangni, Deokso, Yongmun|
|ITX-Choengchun||For Cheongnyangni, Chuncheon|
|2||●Jungang Line, ITX-Choengchun||For Oksu, Hannam, Yongsan|
|3||●Bundang Line||Termination platform|
|4||●Bundang Line||For Seolleung, Jukjeon, Mangpo|
|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.
- CGV IMAX: movie theater with the largest IMAX screen in South Korea
- Four Season: The only downtown water park in Seoul
- Enter 6: The largest clothing shopping mall in South Korea
- Dome Golf: indoor golf zone
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Wangsimni Station.|
- "왕십리역" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2015-08-30.
- Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
- with Bundang Line
|Preceding station||Seoul Metropolitan Subway||Following station|
toward City Hall