Seoul Subway Line 2
Seoul Subway Line 2 known as the Circle Line, is a circular line of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. The line running clockwise is called the "inner circle line" and the counter-clockwise line is called the "outer circle line"; this is Seoul's most used line, consists of the main loop, the Seongsu Branch and the Sinjeong Branch for a total line length of 60.2 km. The Line 2 loop is the second longest subway loop in the world after Beijing Subway Line 10. Headways on the line vary from 2 minutes 18 seconds on peak periods and 5–6 minutes off-peak periods; the line connects the city centre to Teheran Valley and the COEX/KWTC complex. Line 2 was built in 1978–84 together with the Seongsu Branch. Dangsan bridge was closed for reconstruction in 1996 and reopened November 22, 1999; the old steel girder bridge was replaced by a 1.3-kilometre long concrete bridge between Dangsan on the southern side of the river and Hapjeong on the northern bank. Yongdu station on the Seongsu Branch is the first station in the Seoul Subway system with operating platform screen doors.
As of 2008 platform screen doors are operating at all stations along Line 2. New rolling stock has progressively came on line, replacing older vehicles. October 31, 1980: Sinseol-dong – Sports Complex section opened December 23, 1982: Sports Complex – Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education section opened September 16, 1983: Euljiro 1-ga – Seongsu section opened. It averaged 2.56 times more than the other 14 subway lines fitted with WiFi service zones. In 2011, retailer Home plus opened the world's first virtual supermarket at Seolleung station, where smartphone users can photograph the bar code of life-size pictures, on the walls and platform screen doors, of 500 items of food, electronics etc. for delivery within the same day. There is a possible extension in the conception stage to extend the Sinjeong Branch to 3.7 km to Gayang Station on Line 9. The path would include a new station named Gangseo-gu Office in between Gayang. Subways in South Korea List of Korea-related topics Seoul Metropolitan Subway Seoul Metro Map and route finder
Wangsimni Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2, Seoul Subway Line 5, Gyeongui–Jungang Line, the Bundang Line. It is located in 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 saw an old farmer passing by on his ox; the farmer pointed toward the northwest and said to him, wangsimni meaning'go ten more li.' 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. 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 Emart Dome Golf: indoor golf zone Hanyang University / Hanyang Women's College Salgoji Park Seongdong-gu office Enter 6 Station information from Korail
Chungjeongno Station is a subway station on Seoul Subway Line 2 and Seoul Subway Line 5. It is located in Seodaemun-gu, a district in Seoul, South Korea. Chungjeong was the pen name of minister Min Yeong-hwan, who committed suicide protesting the signing of the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1905
Ttukseom Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2. It is located in Seongsu-dong, Seongdong-gu, is near Seoul Forest
Samseong Station is a station on Seoul Subway Line 2. It serves the eastern area of Teheranno; some of the more famous buildings near the station include World Trade Center Seoul, COEX Mall, Korea Electric Power headquarters, Korea Air City Terminal, Gangnam main police and fire stations. Due to security concerns, the station was closed during the G20 summit and the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, as this station is directly connected with COEX; the ridership of this station is high ranking among the five most used subway stations in Korea. The table below shows the average daily ridership between 2010 and 2012. Although the name of this station shares its pronunciation with the company Samsung, the Hanja for the company and the station are different, so there is no relation between the two; the 836-meter section of sidewalk along Yeongdong Boulevard from exit No.5 of this station, outside COEX Convention & Exhibition Center and ASEM Tower is designated as a smoke-free zone by the Seoul Metropolitan Government.
Exit 1: Gangnam Police Station, Park Hyatt Hotel Exit 2: Russian Embassy of Korea Exit 3: Hwimoon Middle & High Schools Exit 4: POSCO Center, Daemyeong Middle School Exit 5: Korea Air City Terminal, Hyundai Department Store, InterContinental Hotel Grand Seoul Parnas Exit 6: COEX Mall, World Trade Center Seoul Exit 7: KEPCO Headquarters Exit 8: Gangnam Fire Station
Konkuk University station
Konkuk University Station is a rapid transit station on Seoul Subway Line 2 and Line 7. It is located in Hwayang-dong in the Gwangjin-gu administrative district of Seoul, it is adjacent to Konkuk University. Line 2 is serviced by an elevated platform; the station has connections to ten bus lines through its six exits as well as a connection to the airport shuttle bus. The station services Hwayang-dong as well as Noyu-dong; the area around the station is mixed small commercial businesses. Exits from the underground Line 7 platform open into Konkuk University and the adjacent Star City shopping and high-rise residential tower 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 31, 1980 at Konkuk University intersection and called Hwayang Station; the initial section of Line 2 ran from Sinseoul-Dong to the Sports Complex Station in Jamsil-dong. On March 7, 1985 the station's name was changed from Hwayang to Konkuk University station.
Line 7 was joined with Line 2 at this station on October 11, 1996. Star City, a residential and shopping complex, was finished in October 2008 with the opening of the Lotte Department Store; as part of the development an underground exit was built between complex. It was opened on July 25, 2009, it will house several shops. The station features both an elevated with an underground platform, it is constructed from concrete and aluminum. There are four exits from the elevated platform and they are paired at either end of the station; the underground platform has a single pair of exits located in the middle of the Jangam side. There are no exits on the Onsu side of the Line 7 platform requiring passengers to either take an escalator to the elevated platform or use a tunnel to cross to the Jangam side. All the pairs of exits are separated by automatic ticket gates; the station itself features several small retail stores selling cosmetics and cell phones. There is a pharmacy, a variety store and convenience store.
Seoul Metro sponsors music performances that take place inside the ticket gates of the elevated platform. Connected to exits 3 and 4 on the north-east corner of Konkuk University intersection is Konkuk University and Konkuk University Medical Center. Under construction is a Young Zone entertainment and shopping complex. Opposite the university on the south-east side of the intersection is the Star City shopping and residential complex; this complex contains a shopping mall, parking garage, small outdoor stage, several residential high rises. Next to Star City is the Naru Arts Center. In the first half of 2009 Line 2's ridership increased; the Star City mall was noted as a being a major contributor to this increase. The exits attached to the elevated platform serve both Noyu-dong and Hwayang-dong directly as the road that runs underneath the station serves as a border between the two areas; these areas are mixed residential and commercial with the areas around the subway exits being predominantly small shops and businesses and giving way to more residential as the distance from the station and main roads increases.
Exit #1 features the only elevator that can be used to access the station and is attached to the only other high rise in the area. It is a mixed-use building known in South Korea as an officetel. Line 2 and 7 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway both operate at the station. Line 2 is a circle route with two spur lines; the subway runs with varying headways depending on the time of day. During rush hour it can come as as every 5 minutes and in non-peak times it can be as infrequent as every 15 minutes, it takes an equal amount of time in either direction to reach Guro Digital Complex Station on Line 2 from Konkuk University Station making it the mid-way point on the opposite side of the loop. Line 7 runs from Onsu to Jangam with a similar schedule to Line 2, it is operated by SMRT. Passengers can directly transfer to every line on the subway system from either Line 2 or Line 7 except for the Incheon and Airport Express Lines; this station is one of two transfer points between Line 2 and 7. At the various exits for the station, ten different bus lines make stops.
These buses including various trunk and rapid buses. The airport shuttle bus, route 6013 has a drop off and pick up stop near exit 5 of the station
Sindang Station is a subway station on the Seoul Subway Line 2 and Line 6. The Line 2 station is located in Sindang-dong, the Line 6 station in Heungin-dong, both within Jung-gu of Seoul. Exit 1: Korea Workers' Compensation & Welfare Service Exit 3: Seongdong High School Exit 6: Heungin Elementary School Exit 8: Tteokbokki Town Exit 9: Chungmu Arts Hall Exit 10: Kwanghee Elementary School Chungmu Arts Hall is an art center near Sindang station Entrance No.9 of Line 6. It is a multi-purpose cultural complex, with theatres and sports facilities, as well as art gallery and academy; the Sindang-dong neighbourhood, is found by turning at the first left coming from exit 8 and for two blocks. It is a popular shopping area with a variety of food markets, eatries that specialise in Korean snacks such as Tteokbokki, it is known to Koreans for its Tteokbokki Town