Wangsimni station

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Wangsimni Station [Seongdong-Gu Office]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationWangsimni-yeok
General information
Location246 Haengdang 1-dong,
Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Coordinates37°33′40.3″N 127°2′15.8″E / 37.561194°N 127.037722°E / 37.561194; 127.037722Coordinates: 37°33′40.3″N 127°2′15.8″E / 37.561194°N 127.037722°E / 37.561194; 127.037722
Operated bySeoul Metro, Korail
Line(s)     Line 2
     Line 5
     Gyeongui–Jungang Line
     Bundang Line
Key dates
September 16, 1983[1]     Line 2 opened
November 15, 1995[1]     Line 5 opened
October 15, 1911[1]     Gyeongui–Jungang Line opened
October 6, 2012[1]     Bundang Line opened
Passengers(Daily) Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 2: 35,958[2]
Line 5: 12,460[2]
Jungang Line:[3] 21,298[2]
Exit 8 in 2005.
Exit 12 in 2014.

Wangsimni Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 2, Seoul Subway Line 5, Gyeongui–Jungang Line, and the Bundang Line. It is located in Haengdang-dong, 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 stopped and saw an old farmer passing by on his ox; the farmer pointed toward the northwest and said to him, wangsimni (往十里), literally meaning 'go ten more li (li = a unit measure that equals to one-third of a mile).' 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 how Hanyang (present-day Seoul) was born.

Station layout[edit]


Cheongnyangni / ↑ Cheongnyangni
| 12 | | 34 |
Eungbong↓ / Seoul Forest
1 Gyeongui-Jungang Line For Cheongnyangni, Deokso, Jipyeong
ITX-Cheongchun For Cheongnyangni, Chuncheon
2 Gyeongui-Jungang Line For Oksu, Daegok, Munsan
3 Bundang Line For Cheongnyangni
4 Bundang Line For Seolleung, Moran, Suwon

Seoul Metro[edit]

S/B | | N/B
Hanyang University
Inner Line 2 For Seongsu, Sports Complex, Samseong, Seoul National University
Outer Line 2 For Euljiro 1-ga, Hongik University, Sindorim

Seoul Metro[edit]

E/B | | W/B
Westbound Line 5 For Yeouido, Gimpo International Airport, Banghwa
Eastbound Line 5 For Gunja, Cheonho, Sangil-dong, Macheon


In September 2008, Wangsimni station was remodeled to a private invested station; this station became multiplex space with several major features down below.



  1. ^ a b c d 왕십리역 (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2015-08-30.
  2. ^ a b c Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  3. ^ with Bundang Line

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward City Hall
Line 2
toward Chungjeongno
toward Banghwa
Line 5
toward Sangil-dong or Macheon
toward Munsan
Gyeongui–Jungang Line
toward Jipyeong
toward Wangsimni
Bundang Line
toward Suwon
TerminusSuin Line
toward Incheon