Sadang Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2 and Seoul Subway Line 4, in South Korea. Sadang Station has one island platform for Line 4 and two side platforms for Line 2; the Line 2 platforms of this station were the first in South Korea to have platform screen doors installed, on October 21, 2005. This station is the southern terminus for Line 4 trains. Both platform levels are located in Dongjak-gu, Seoul. In a survey conducted in 2011 by the Ministry of Land and Maritime Affairs on 92 administrative divisions across the country, it reported that Sadang Station is the third-busiest public transit stop following Gangnam Station and Jamsil Station, it is followed by Sillim Station. In December 2010 the station is recorded as having the second-highest WiFi data consumption of all the Seoul Metropolitan Subway stations, following Express Bus Terminal Station and followed by Dongdaemun Station, Jamsil Station and Jongno 3-ga Station
An island platform is a station layout arrangement where a single platform is positioned between two tracks within a railway station, tram stop or transitway interchange. Island platforms are popular on twin-track routes due to cost-effective reasons, they are useful within larger stations where local and express services for the same direction of travel can be provided from opposite sides of the same platform thereby simplifying transfers between the two tracks. An alternative arrangement is to position side platforms on either side of the tracks; the historical use of island platforms depends upon the location. In the United Kingdom the use of island platforms is common when the railway line is in a cutting or raised on an embankment, as this makes it easier to provide access to the platform without walking across the tracks. Island platforms are necessary for any station with many through platforms. Building small two-track stations with a single island platform instead of two side platforms does have advantages.
Island platforms allow facilities such as shops and waiting rooms to be shared between both tracks rather than being duplicated or present only on one side. An island platform makes it easier for wheelchair users and other people with physical limitations to change services between tracks or access facilities. If the tracks are above or below the entrance level, an island platform layout requires only one staircase and one elevator be built to access the platforms. Building the tracks and entrance at the same level creates a disadvantage. If an island platform is not wide enough to cope with passenger numbers, overcrowding can be a problem. Examples of stations where a narrow island platform has caused safety issues include Clapham Common and Angel on the London Underground. An island platform requires the tracks to diverge around the center platform, extra width is required along the right-of-way on each approach to the station on high-speed lines. Track centers vary for rail systems throughout the world but are 3 to 5 meters.
If the island platform is 6 meters wide, the tracks must slew out by the same distance. While this requirement is not a problem on a new line under construction, it makes building a new station on an existing line impossible without altering the tracks. A single island platform makes it quite difficult to have through tracks, which are between the local tracks. A common configuration in busy locations on high speed lines is a pair of island platforms, with slower trains diverging from the main line so that the main line tracks remain straight. High-speed trains can therefore pass straight through the station, while slow trains pass around the platforms; this arrangement allows the station to serve as a point where slow trains can be passed by faster trains. A variation at some stations is to have the slow and fast pairs of tracks each served by island platforms A rarer layout, present at Mets-Willets Point on the IRT Flushing Line, 34th Street – Penn Station on the IRT Seventh Avenue Line and 34th Street – Penn Station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, uses two side platforms for local services with an island in between for express services.
The purpose of this atypical design was to reduce unnecessary passenger congestion at a station with a high volume of passengers. Since the IRT Seventh Avenue Line and IND Eighth Avenue Line have adjacent express stations at 42nd Street, passengers can make their transfers from local to express trains there, leaving more space available for passengers utilizing intercity rail at Pennsylvania Station; the Willets Point Boulevard station was renovated to accommodate the high volume of passengers coming to the 1939 World's Fair. Many of the stations on the Great Central Railway were constructed in this form; this was. If this happened, the lines would need to be compatible with continental loading gauge, this would mean it would be easy to change the line to a larger gauge, by moving the track away from the platform to allow the wider bodied continental rolling stock to pass while leaving the platform area untouched. Island platforms are a normal sight on Indian railway stations. All railway stations in India consist of island platforms.
In Toronto, 29 subway stations use island platforms. In Sydney, on the Eastern Suburbs Railway and the Epping Chatswood Railway, the twin tunnels are spaced and the tracks can remain at a constant track centres while still leaving room for the island platforms. A slight disadvantage is. In Edmonton, all 18 LRT stations on the Capital Line and Metro Line use island platforms; the Valley Line under construction, utilizes the new low-floor LRT technology, but will only use island platforms on one of the twelve stops along the line. In southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, PATCO uses island platforms in all of its 13 s
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
Ttukseom Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2. It is located in Seongsu-dong, Seongdong-gu, is near Seoul Forest
Bongcheon Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2. It is located in Bongcheon-dong, Gwanak-gu, South Korea, close to Gwanaksan Mountain
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
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