Namtaeryeong station

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434
Namataeryeong Station
Namtaeryeong Stn. 434.jpg
Namtaeryeong Station, Exit 2.
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationNamtaeryeong-yeok
McCune–ReischauerNamt'aeryŏng-yŏk
General information
Location2909 Bangbae 2-dong,
Seocho-gu, Seoul[1]
Operated bySeoul Metro, Korail
Line(s)     Line 4
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Key dates
April 1, 1994[1]     Line 4 opened

Namtaeryeong Station is a station on Seoul Subway Line 4. It is operated by Seoul Metro And Korail.[1][2]

The name of this station literally means "great southern pass," referring to a passageway linking Seoul and Gwacheon, between Mt. Gwanak and Mt. Umyeon.

Most of the provincial railways in South Korea were built with Japanese expertise when Korea was under Japanese rule. Trains still run on the left hand side of the track on these railways, but the Seoul Subway, which was constructed much later in the 1970s, ran on the right hand track. Therefore, between Namtaeryeong and Seonbawi Stations, where the two lines connect, the underground tracks must cross over from right hand drive in Namtaeryeong to left hand drive in Seonbawi.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit
L1
Concourse
Lobby Customer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
L2
Platforms
Northbound Line 4 toward Danggogae (Sadang)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Gwacheon Line toward Oido (Seonbawi)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "남태령역" (in Korean). Doopedia. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  2. ^ "Namtaeryeong". Seoul Metro. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  3. ^ "<오후여담>좌측통행" (in Korean). Munhwa Ilbo. 2006-05-16. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Danggogae
Line 4
toward Oido

Coordinates: 37°27′50″N 126°59′21″E / 37.46379°N 126.98912°E / 37.46379; 126.98912