Mangu station

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Mangu Station is a station on the Gyeongui-Jungang Line, and the Gyeongchun Line since 21 December 2010. This station is probably most famous for being Seoul's main distribution center of charcoal briquettes in the 1950s and 1960s, extracted and manufactured in southern Gangwon province. These briquettes were widely used by people to weather harsh winters when Korea was a developing country and recovering from the Korean War. It is a station that still predominantly handles freight trains. It is very close to an E-Mart and Costco stores.

Mangu Station
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Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationMangu-yeok
McCune–ReischauerMangu-yŏk
General information
Location172-3 Sangbong-dong,
11-10 Manguro 55 gil,
Jungnang-gu, Seoul
Coordinates37°35′57″N 127°05′32″E / 37.59920°N 127.09235°E / 37.59920; 127.09235Coordinates: 37°35′57″N 127°05′32″E / 37.59920°N 127.09235°E / 37.59920; 127.09235
Operated byKorail
Line(s)     Gyeongui–Jungang Line
     Gyeongchun Line
Platforms4
Tracks6
Construction
Structure typeAboveground
Key dates
April 1, 1940     Gyeongui–Jungang Line opened
April 1, 1940     Gyeongchun Line opened

Although it is located close to the Sangbong Bus Terminal and Sangbong Station, it has yet to fulfill its potential as a transportation hub. With the electrification and twin-tracking of the Gyeongchun Line, this station is the newly designated western terminus station (however, the Gyeongchun Line operates about 1 km west further till its de facto terminus, Sangbong).

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