A side platform is a platform positioned to the side of a pair of tracks at a railway station, tram stop, or transitway. Dual side platform stations, one for each direction of travel, is the basic station design used for double-track railway lines. Side platforms may result in a wider overall footprint for the station compared with an island platform where a single width of platform can be shared by riders using either track. In some stations, the two side platforms are connected by a footbridge running above and over the tracks. While a pair of side platforms is provided on a dual-track line, a single side platform is sufficient for a single-track line. Where the station is close to a level crossing the platforms may either be on the same side of the crossing road or alternatively may be staggered in one of two ways. With the'near-side platforms' configuration, each platform appears before the intersection and with'far-side platforms' they are positioned after the intersection. In some situations a single side platform can be served by multiple vehicles with a scissors crossing provided to allow access mid-way along its length.
Most stations with two side platforms have an'Up' platform, used by trains heading towards the primary destination of the line, with the other platform being the'Down' platform which takes trains heading the opposite way. The main facilities of the station are located on the'Up' platform with the other platform accessed from a footbridge, subway or a track crossing. However, in many cases the station's main buildings are located on whichever side faces the town or village the station serves. Larger stations may have two side platforms with several island platforms in between; some are in a Spanish solution format, with two side platforms and an island platform in between, serving two tracks. Island platform Split platform
Ssangmun Station is a station on Seoul Subway Line 4 in Dobong-gu, Seoul. Exit 1: Changbuk Middle School, Changdong High School Exit 2: Hanshin Imaejin APT, Taeyeong APT Exit 3: Ssangmun Hanyang APT, Hanil Hospital Exit 4: Sindobong Middle School
Ichon Station is a station in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on Seoul Subway Line 4 and Gyeongui–Jungang Line. This station is the closest to the National Museum of Korea, situated in the interior of Yongsan Family Park, it serves eastern Ichon-dong, home to the largest Japanese community in South Korea with some 1,300 Japanese residents. The Line 4 station is located in Yongsan-dong 5-ga and the Jungang Line station is located in Ichon-dong. In 2018 it will become a transfer station with the Shinbundang Line. Exit 1: Ward hall of Yongsan-gu Exit 2: Yongsan Family Park, Seobinggo-dong, National Museum of Korea - In case of overcrowding, use exit 1 instead Exit 3: Dongjak Bridge Exit 3-1: Ichon 1-dong, Sinyongsan Elementary School Exit 4: Townoffice of Ichon 1 dong, Jungkyung High School, Police office concerning Ichon 1-dong Exit 5: Yongsan tax office Station information from Korail
Dongjak District is one of the 25 gu that make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Its name was derived from the Dongjaegi Naruteo Ferry, on the Han River which borders the district to the north, it was the 17th gu created in Seoul, after being separated from Gwanak District on April 1, 1980. The main symbol of Dongjak District is the snowy heron. A cartoon character named'Roya', a baby snowy heron, can be seen on signs and light poles throughout the gu. According to the official website, use of the snowy heron is meant to symbolize the "clean and noble spirit" of Dongjak's people; the emblem, found at most official buildings, depicts the snowy heron soaring into the sky. Dongjak is home to some KOSPI200 companies, including Nongshim, Honam Petrochemical, Yuhan. Dongjak District is divided into 15 dong: Daebang-dong Heukseok-dong Noryangjin-dong 1, 2 Sadang-dong 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Sangdo-dong 1, 2, 3, 4 Sindaebang-dong 1, 2 Dongjak District is home to Chongshin University, the Seoul campus of Chung-Ang University, Soongsil University.
Noryangjin-dong near Noryangjin Station is known for private institutes or Hagwons, for college admission test and civil service examinations. There are many notable sights in Dongjak District; the most famous is the National Cemetery in Dongjak-dong. Additionally, several temples are in the ward; the Noryangjin Fish Market is notable: Almost half of the fish brought to the city comes through here. Boramae Park is a large park, used as an airfield during the Korean War, it now has several decommissioned aircraft on display. The park has a large jogging track, workout equipment, a rock climbing wall, skate park, basketball courts, badminton courts, tennis courts and Boramae Buddhist Temple. KorailSeoul Subway Line 1 ← Daebang — Noryangjin → Seoul MetroSeoul Subway Line 2 Circle Line ← Sadang → ← Sindaebang → Seoul Subway Line 4 ← Dongjak — Isu — Sadang Station → Seoul Subway Line 7 ← Isu — Namseong — Soongsil University — Sangdo — Jangseungbaegi — Sindaebangsamgeori → Seoul Metro Line 9 CorporationSeoul Subway Line 9 ← Noryangjin — Nodeul — Heukseok — Dongjak → Surrey, British Columbia, Canada Pinggu, China Dunhua, China Tahara, Japan Bayankhongor, Mongolia Dongjak-gu website
Oido Station is a subway station in Siheung, Korea. It is the current southwestern terminus of Seoul Subway Line 4 located 30 kilometers southwest of Seoul, connecting Oido to other parts of Korea. A commuter rail trip between this station and Seoul Station takes over an hour, a train servicing depot is located nearby; the name of the station was decided by the surrounding area Oido island. This station, along with Jeongwang Station to the southeast, serves the Sihwa Industrial District of southwestern Siheung. Beginning in June 2012, this station became the southeastern terminus of the Suin Line, linking the city of Siheung to southern Incheon, it is equipped with a four-sided, double-decker platform. Same as Sanggi Station and Wangsimri Station, both routes use two one-sided two-line platform; the No. 3 and No. 4 platforms were used as the departure platforms for Metropolitan Subway Line 4 prior to the opening of the Suin-In, but they were changed to the commissioning and forklifts on June 1, 2012.
From September 1, 2013, it is possible to make a plane connection only from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, but in other times, it is necessary to transfer through the waiting room using the stairs in the existing way Currently, the transit of planes has been abolished since September 1, 2016 due to the change of train schedule of Line 4 and the additional train service. The installation of the platform screen door has been completed. Exit 1: Sihwa District Exit 2: Hamhyeon Middle & High Schools Exit 3: North Town square The narrow-gauge Suin Line, which served as a means of transporting freight between Suwon and Incheon, was abandoned in 1995. Oido Station is the northwestern terminus of the section of the Suin Line, still in use today. However, with the recent population boom in southern Gyeonggi province, the line is being relaid as a standard gauge railroad for commuter rail; the commuter rail is being opened over the course of a few stages. The first stage will incorporate an extension of Suin Line into southern Incheon, will transfer with the Incheon Subway Line 1 at Woninjae Station
Chang-dong Station is a station on Seoul Subway Line 1 and Line 4. It is located in Dobong-gu, Seoul. A shopping center was planned for this site, but the empty lot has never been developed due to the bankruptcy of the contractor behind said project; the station is, home to a cluster of pojangmacha stalls. Chang-dong Station was opened on October 15, 1911 as part of the first segment of the Gyeongwon Line; the Line 4 station opened on April 20, 1985, while Line 1 service was extended northwards from Seongbuk Station to Chang-dong Station on December 22, 1985. Exit 1: Nogok Middle School, Nowon-gu Office, Dobong Police Station, Dobong-gu Office Annex, Sanggye High School, Seoul Wolcheon Elementary School, Eunhyeganho Hagwon, Jawoon Elementary School, Chang 4-dong Community Center, Chang 4-dong Protection Center, Hi Mart Chang-dong, Jawoon High School, Donga Cheongsol Apartment House Exit 2: Dobong-gu Office, Dobong Registry Office, Donga Green Apartment House, Seoul Bukbu District Office of Education, E-Mart Chang-dong, Chang 4-dong Catholic Church, Seoul Changdong Elementary School
Seoul the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. With surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, Seoul forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area. Seoul is ranked as the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world and is larger than London and Paris. Strategically situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back over two thousand years, when it was founded in 18 BCE by the people of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea; the city was designated the capital of Korea under the Joseon dynasty. Seoul is surrounded by a mountainous and hilly landscape, with Bukhan Mountain located on the northern edge of the city; as with its long history, the Seoul Capital Area contains five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. More Seoul has been a major site of modern architectural construction – major modern landmarks include the N Seoul Tower, the 63 Building, the Lotte World Tower, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lotte World, Trade Tower, COEX, the IFC Seoul.
Seoul was named the 2010 World Design Capital. As the birthplace of K-pop and the Korean Wave, Seoul received over 10 million international visitors in 2014, making it the world's 9th most visited city and 4th largest earner in tourism. Today, Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city, resulting from the South Korean economic boom - referred to as the Miracle on the Han River - which transformed it into the world's 7th largest metropolitan economy with a GDP of US$635.4 billion in 2014 after Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles. International visitors reach Seoul via AREX from the Incheon International Airport, notable for having been rated the best airport for nine consecutive years by the Airports Council International. In 2015, it was rated Asia's most livable city with the second highest quality of life globally by Arcadis, with the GDP per capita in Seoul being $39,786. Inhabitants of Seoul are faced with a high cost of living, for which the city was ranked 6th globally in 2017.
Seoul is an expensive real estate market, ranked 5th in the world for the price of apartments in the downtown center. With major technology hubs centered in Gangnam and Digital Media City, the Seoul Capital Area is home to the headquarters of 15 Fortune Global 500 companies, including Samsung, LG, Hyundai. Ranked sixth in the Global Power City Index and Global Financial Centres Index, the metropolis exerts a major influence in global affairs as one of the five leading hosts of global conferences. Seoul has hosted the 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Summer Olympics, 2002 FIFA World Cup, more the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit; the city has been known in the past by the names Wiryeseong, Hanseong, Keijō. During Japan's annexation of Korea, "Hanseong" was renamed "Keijō" by the Imperial authorities to prevent confusion with the hanja'漢', which refers to Han people or the Han dynasty and in Japanese is a term for "China", its current name originated from the Korean word meaning "capital city", believed to have descended from an ancient word, which referred to Gyeongju, the capital of Silla.
Ancient Gyeongju was known in documents by the Chinese-style name Geumseong, but it is unclear whether the native Korean-style name Seorabeol had the same meaning as Geumseong. Unlike most place names in Korea, "Seoul" has no corresponding hanja. On January 18, 2005, the Seoul government changed its official Chinese name from the historic Hancheng, still in common use, to Shou'er. Settlement of the Han River area, where present-day Seoul is located, began around 4000 BCE. Seoul is first recorded as the capital of Baekje in the northeastern Seoul area. There are several city walls remaining in the area. Pungnaptoseong, an earthen wall located southeast Seoul, is believed to have been at the main Wiryeseong site; as the Three Kingdoms competed for this strategic region, control passed from Baekje to Goguryeo in the 5th century, from Goguryeo to Silla in the 6th century. In the 11th century Goryeo, which succeeded Unified Silla, built a summer palace in Seoul, referred to as the "Southern Capital".
It was only from this period. When Joseon replaced Goryeo, the capital was moved to Seoul, where it remained until the fall of the dynasty; the Gyeongbok Palace, built in the 14th century, served as the royal residence until 1592. The other large palace, constructed in 1405, served as the main royal palace from 1611 to 1872. After Joseon changed her name to the Korean Empire in 1897, Hwangseong designated Seoul; the city was surrounded by a massive circular stone wall to provide its citizens security from wild animals and attacks. The city has grown beyond those walls and although the wall no longer stands, the gates remain near the downtown district of Seoul, including most notably Sungnyemun and Heunginjimun (commonly known as Dong