Sindorim station

Sindorim station is a station on Seoul Subway Line 1 (overground platforms) and Line 2 (underground). It is also the southeastern terminus of Line 2's Sinjeong Branch to Kkachisan (underground platform 3). The station is located at the northern edge of Sindorim-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul, on the border with Yeongdeungpo-gu.

신도림
Sindorim
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신도림
Sindorim
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Exit 1
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationSindorim-yeok
McCune–ReischauerSindorim-yŏk
General information
Location460-26 Sindorim-dong,
Guro-gu
Seoul
South Korea
Operated byKorail, Seoul Metro
Line(s)     Line 1
     Line 2
Platforms6
Tracks8
History
OpenedMay 22, 1984
Passengers
2018119,414[1][2]
Services
Preceding station Seoul Metropolitan Subway Following station
Yeongdeungpo
towards Soyosan
Line 1 Guro
towards Sinchang or Incheon
Yeongdeungpo
towards Dongducheon
Line 1
Gyeongwon Express
Guro
towards Incheon
Noryangjin
towards Yongsan
Line 1
Gyeongin Express
Guro
towards Dongincheon
Yeongdeungpo Line 1
Gyeongbu Express
Guro
towards Sinchang
Yeongdeungpo
Terminus
Line 1
Gwangmyeong Shuttle Service
Guro
towards Gwangmyeong
Daerim
Next counter-clockwise
Line 2 Mullae
Next clockwise
Terminus Line 2
Sinjeong Branch
Dorimcheon
towards Kkachisan

Sindorim station is designed primarily to serve as a transfer station of the Subway Lines 1 and 2, having no direct exits from the Line 1 platform. It is known to be the most congested transfer station of Seoul Subway, especially during the rush hours. It is estimated that over 320,000[3] passengers per day use Sindorim Station to transfer between Lines 1 and 2. A plan to extend the Line 2 part of the station, including a new platform for the outer circle line, is now on design. Screen doors have been added to the subway platforms.

D-Cube City, a large leisure complex consisting of a Hyundai department store, additional coffee shops & restaurants on the periphery, a Sheraton Hotel and a Lotte Cinema, is located next to the station. The complex was opened in 2011 and is directly connected to the station by an underground passageway which passes under the entire width of the station.

All Line 2 trains that operate up to this station take the Sinjeong branch to be serviced at the Sinjeong train servicing depot, located next to Yangcheon-gu Office station.

In 2013, improvements were made in terms of accessibility for Line 1. A new overhead concourse was constructed above the Line platforms to ease congestion in the underground concourse, where passengers transfer between Lines 1 and 2. The new overhead concourse includes childcare facilities and meeting rooms.

Future GTX ServicesEdit

Construction of the new high speed commuter rail service, GTX, commenced in 2017. Three separate lines - A, B & C are under construction or in the planning stage. GTX B will, once completed, connect Sondgo, Incheon, in the Southwest and Maseok in Namyangju, in the Northeast. Sindorim will be one of the GTX B stations located within Seoul, along with Yeouido, Yongsan and Seoul Station. Construction of GTX B will commence in 2022.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "코레일 > 사업분야 > 광역철도사업 > 수송통계 > 자료실" [Korail> Business> Greater railroads> Transportation Statistics> Archives].
  2. ^ "서울교통공사 > 알림마당 > 자료실" [Seoul traffic engineering> PSC> Media].
  3. ^ "하루 환승 32만명 '역시 신도림'". news.naver.com.

Coordinates: 37°30′33″N 126°53′28″E / 37.50917°N 126.89111°E / 37.50917; 126.89111