Sports Complex station
Sports Complex Station is a station on Seoul Subway Line 2 and Seoul Subway Line 9. As its name indicates, it serves the nearby Seoul Sports Complex including Seoul Olympic Stadium. Asia Park is accessible by foot from the station. In early 2015 this station become a transfer station between Line 2 and Line 9 of the Seoul Subway
City Hall station (Seoul)
City Hall Station is a station on Seoul Subway lines 1 and 2. As its name suggests, Seoul City Hall is located right next to the station. Deoksugung, a historic palace of the Joseon dynasty, is on the other side of the boulevard named Taepyeongno. Seoul Museum of Art is nearby; the museum has hosted many special exhibitions, including those of the works of van Gogh and René Magritte. The head offices of three daily newspapers, Chosun Ilbo, Donga Ilbo and Kyunghyang Shinmun, are near the city hall. Seoul Plaza Hotel is located across from the city hall. Seoul Museum of Art Deoksugung palace
Jamsillaru Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2. Its former name means "in the fortress," referring to the nearby Mongchon and Pungnap earthen walls, it was named from Seongnae-cheon, it is the closest subway station to the Asan Medical Center. The station was renamed from "Seongnae", it is located in Songpa-gu, Seoul. Exit 1: Jamsil High School, Asan Medical Center, Jamsil Parkrio APT Exit 2: Miseong APT, Jinju APT Exit 3: Songpa District Office Exit 4: Jangmi APT
Seongsu Station is a rapid transit station on Seoul Subway Line 2. It is located in Seongsu-dong in the Seongdong-gu administrative district of Seoul, it is the southeastern terminus of Line 2's Seongsu Branch to Sinseol-dong. Trains needing to be serviced take the Seongsu Branch from this station and go to the Gunja Train Depot behind Yongdap Station; the platform features 4 tracks. The main circle route of Line 2 runs on the inside pair of tracks while the Sinseol-dong branch is served by the outside pair of tracks; the station has four exits and is connected to two bus routes as well as a local shuttle bus which services the various apartment complexes in the area around the station. The stations services Seongsu 1ga 1 dong, Seongsu 2ga 1 dong, Seongsu 2ga 3 dong; the area around the station is commercial and light industrial but gives way to mixed-use development and residential further from station. Exits 1 and 2 service a nearby Lotte Castle apartment complex; the station is part of the original set of stations which made up the first phase of Line 2.
It was built on October 1980, at the intersection of Guui Road and Seong-Sam Road. The initial section of Line 2 ran from Sinseoul-Dong to the Sports Complex Station in Jamsil-dong. In 1983 Seongsu Station was split as the Line 2 circle was extended by nine stations to Euljiro 1-ga Station; the Sinseol-dong line became known as a branch line at this time. It would be another eight months before the circle line was completed in May 1984; the station is an elevated platform with 2 islands. The exits on the station are paired at either end of the station, they are not separated by ticket gates which allows passengers and pedestrians to walk the full length of the station. The station features several small shops, including convenience stores, clothing shops, other variety stores. There are washroom facilities in the middle of the main concourse. One block from exits 1 and 2 is the Seongsu Lotte Castle luxury apartment complex; this complex contains several residential apartment towers, as well as small shops and park facilities for children and residents.
Past the Lotte Castle is a riverfront park area, situated on a small branch of the Han River the branch runs east and turns north at Hwayang-dong. Within 200 meters from all exits there are several small community parks including Seongsu Green Park and Hyanglim Park. Exits 3 and 4 service mixed-use residential and commercial buildings as well as the Seongsu E-mart, adjacent to the Seongsu 2ga 1 dong resident center; the Line 2 circle route and Seongsu Branch Line are both operated by Seoul Metro at this station. They are serviced through the same pair of island platforms; the subway runs with varying headways depending on the time of day. During rush hour it can come as as every 3 minutes and in non-peak times it can be as infrequent as every 18 minutes, it takes an equal amount of time in either direction to reach Sindaebang Station on Line 2 from Seongsu Station making it the mid-way point on the opposite side of the loop. Passengers can transfer directly between a branch line and circle route train if they arrive on the same platform or they can take the stairs down and transfer to the other platform if required without leaving the ticket gates.
Only exits 1, 3, 4 are connected to the two bus routes which service the station. Passengers can transfer to either the Green Line 2224, which goes to Guui-dong or 2413 which runs service to Gaepo-dong; the local shuttle bus runs a small route around Seongsu to deliver passengers to various residential areas
Hanyang University station
Hanyang University Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2. This underground station lies within the Hanyang University campus, is located in Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Gwangjin District is one of the 25 wards of Seoul, South Korea. It is located on the north bank of the Han River, to the eastern end of Seoul It was created from neighboring Seongdong District in 1995. Gwangjin District is home to Sejong University. Gwangjin District is characterized by a remarkable variety in its composition, it is home to the Konkuk University campus, the vicinity of, one of Seoul's top nightlife destinations, as well as Children's Grand Park, an popular attraction for children and families. The south bank overlooking the Han River is a densely packed residential district, where high-rise apartment buildings dominate the skyline, yet the heart and northern end of the district are centers for light industry and manufacturing; the district is a hub for transportation and mail in and out of Seoul, as the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal and the East-Seoul Postal Service Depot link Seoul with most other major cities in Korea. Most of the remaining area is residential, but consist not of apartment buildings characteristic of the city, but of three or four-story row houses separated by small roads and alleyways.
The Konkuk University area is a popular nightlife district featuring dozens of restaurants, bars, DVD rooms, pool houses catering to a younger crowd, much like the areas of Sinchon and Hongdae. The area is a burgeoning shopping district with several boutiques cropping up within the newly designated Rodeo Street and the opening of the Star City mall, which features an E-Mart, a Lotte Cinema, a Burger King, a Krispy Kreme, a large video game arcade and numerous other restaurants and specialty shops. Adjacent to the Sejong University campus is Children's Grand Park; the park features many fountains and walking trails, a zoo, an amusement park. In the centre of Gwangjin District, There is Gangbyeon underground station. At the left of this station, There is Dong Seoul Bus Terminal. In this Terminal, lots of buses running to many cities and counties - including Busan, Daegu and more - depart. To the right of this station, there is a huge building selling all kinds of useful electronics called Techno Mart.
Many kinds of computers, mobile phones, cameras, MP3 players, refrigerators are sold in this building, like Akihabara in Tokyo. Located in the northeastern section of the District is the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill, managed by the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts and W Seoul Walkerhill Hotel, with one of only three casinos in Seoul. Gwangjang-dong Gunja-dong Guui-dong Hwayang-dong Mojin-dong - a beopjeong-dong administered by Hwayang-dong Jayang-dong Junggok-dong Neung-dong Noyu-dong Seoul MetroSeoul Subway Line 2 Circle Line ← Konkuk University — Guui — Gangbyeon → Seoul Subway Line 5 ← Gunja — Achasan — Gwangnaru → Seoul Subway Line 7 ← Junggok — Gunja — Children's Grand Park — Konkuk University — Ttukseom Resort → Primary schoolsSejong University Elementary SchoolMiddle schoolsSeoul Gwangnam Middle SchoolHigh schoolsGwangnam High SchoolUniversitiesSejong University Konkuk University Sejong Cyber UniversityInternational schoolsInternational Mongolia School Korea Kent Foreign School Boeun, South Korea Boryeong, South Korea Ereğli, Turkey Fangshan, China Inje, South Korea Mungyeong, South Korea Yeonggwang, South Korea Gwangjin-gu official website in English Gwangjin-gu official website in Korean
Seoul Metropolitan Subway
The Seoul Metropolitan Subway is a metropolitan railway system consisting of 22 rapid transit, light metro, commuter rail and people mover lines located in northwest South Korea. The system serves most of the Seoul Metropolitan Area including the Incheon metropolis and satellite cities in Gyeonggi province; some regional lines in the network stretch out to rural areas in northern Chungnam province and western Gangwon province that lie over 100 km away from the capital as well as Suwon. The network consists of numbered lines 1–9, which serve Seoul City proper and its surroundings and named regional railways that serve the greater metropolitan region and beyond. Most of the system is operated by three companies – Seoul Metro and Metro 9. However, there are several other lines stretching out to regional provinces, its first metro line, Line 1, started construction in 1971 and opened in 1974, with through-operation to Korail suburban railways. Today, the network is one of the largest and most efficient urban railway systems in the world, with 331.5 km of track on lines 1–9 alone.
Under the Japanese ODA loans, the first line of the Seoul Subway network started construction in 1971. The first section of subway was cover construction method. Line 1 opened in 1974 with through services joining surrounding Korail suburban railway lines similar to the Tokyo subway. Today, many of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway's lines are operated by Korail, South Korea's national passenger and freight railway operator; this is similar to Europe and Japan, where the national railroad operates local mainline urban railways, such as the S-Bahns in Germany, operated by subsidiaries of Deutsche Bahn, or JR East in Japan, which operates many other urban rail systems in Japanese cities. It has been described as the world's longest multi-operator metro system by route length; the system was rated as one of the world's best subway systems by CNN, Jalopnik It is notable for its cleanliness and ease of use along with advanced technology such as 4G LTE, WiFi, DMB, WiBro accessible in all stations and trains.
Nearly all stations have platform screen doors installed. By 2017, Korail will install screen doors in every station and platform; the world's first virtual mart for smartphone users opened at Seolleung station in 2011. All directional signs in the system are written in Korean and Hanja. In trains there are in addition many LCD screens giving service announcements, upcoming stop names, YTN news, stock prices and animated shorts. There are prerecorded voice announcements that give the upcoming station, any possible line transfer, the exiting side in Korean, followed by English. At major stations, this is followed by Japanese Mandarin Chinese, as well. Seoul Subway uses full-color LCD screens at all stations to display real-time subway arrival times, which are available on apps for smartphones. Most trains have digital TV screens, all of them have air conditioning and climate controlled seats installed that are automatically heated in the winter. In 2014, it became the world's first metro operator to use transparent displays for ads when it installed 48 transparent displays on major stations of Line 2 in Gangnam District.
All lines use the T-money smart payment system using RFID and NFC technology for automatic payment by T-money smart cards, smartphones, or credit cards and one can transfer to any of the other line within the system for free. Trains on numbered lines run on the right-hand track, while trains on the named lines run on the left-hand track; the exceptions are the trains on Line 1, as well as those on Line 4 south of Namtaeryeong station. These lines run on the left-hand track because these rail lines are operated by Korail, South Korea's national railway operator; the system is organised such that numbered lines, with some exceptions, are considered as urban rapid transit lines located within the Seoul National Capital Area, whereas wide-area commuter lines operated by Korail provide a metro-like commuter rail service that extends far beyond the boundaries of the SNCA, rather similar to the RER in Paris. The AREX is an airport rail link that links Incheon International Airport and Gimpo Airport to central Seoul, offers both express service directly to Incheon International Airport and all-stop commuter service for people living along the vicinity of the line.
While operating hours may vary depending on the line in question, the Seoul Metropolitan Subway operates from 5.30 am until 1 am on weekdays, from 5.30 am until midnight on weekends. Line 1, from Seongbuk station to Incheon station and Suwon station, opened on 15 August 1974. On 9 December 1978, the Yongsan-Cheongnyangni line was added to Line 1. Line 2 opened on 10 October 1980. In 1985, the fare system changed from charging by distance to zone and the Edmondson railway ticket changed to a magnetic paper ticket. Line 4 opened on 20 April 1985, Line 3 on 12 July. On 1 April 1994, the Indeogwon-Namtaeryeong extension of Line 4 opened; the Bundang Line, from Suseo station to Ori station, opened on 1 September. On 15 November 1995, Line 5 opened; the Jichuk-Daehwa extension of Line 3 opened on 30 January 1996. On 20 March, the Kkachisan-Sindorim extension of Line 2 opened. Line 7 opened on 11 October, Line 8 on 23 November. On 6 October 1999, Incheon Subway Line 1 opened. Seoul Subway Line 6 opened on 7 August 2000.
In 2004 the fare system reverted to charging by distance, free bus transfers were introduced. The