Hongik University station

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Hongik University Station
Station Sign (Line 2)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHongdaeipgu-yeok
General information
Location160 Yanghwa-ro Jiha, 165 Donggyo-dong,
Mapo-gu, Seoul[1]
Coordinates37°33′24″N 126°55′25″E / 37.55667°N 126.92361°E / 37.55667; 126.92361Coordinates: 37°33′24″N 126°55′25″E / 37.55667°N 126.92361°E / 37.55667; 126.92361
Operated bySeoul Metro, Korail Airport Co., Korail
Line(s)     Line 2
     Gyeongui–Jungang Line
Structure typeUnderground
Key dates
May 22, 1984[1]     Line 2 opened
December 29, 2010[1]     AREX opened
December 15, 2012[2]     Gyeongui–Jungang Line opened
Passengers(Daily) Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 2: 126,722[3]
AREX: 10,616[3]
Gyeongui Line: 820[3]

Hongik University Station (Korean홍대입구역; Hanja弘大入口驛; RRHongdae-ipgu-yeok) is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2 as well as the AREX and the Gyeongui-Jungang Line. As its name indicates, it serves the nearby Hongik University, it was formerly known as Donggyo Station, after the neighborhood that it serves.

As of December 2010, it has become a transfer station to the AREX and also was connected to the Gyeongui–Jungang Line.


The Hongdae area around the station and the university is notable for its urban street arts and indie music culture, clubs and entertainment, it also serves Incheon International Airport.

Line 2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c 홍대입구역 (in Korean). Doopedia. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  2. ^ 홍대입구역 (in Korean). KRIC. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  3. ^ a b c Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations Archived 2014-10-06 at the Wayback Machine. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  4. ^ a b "The First Shop Of Coffee Prince". Korean TV Drama. Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  5. ^ Murthy, Rishika (22 September 2011). "Seoul's 6 coolest subway stops". CNN Travel. Retrieved 26 February 2013.

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Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward City Hall
Line 2
toward Chungjeongno
toward Seoul
toward Jipyeong
Gyeongui–Jungang Line
toward Munsan