Wangsimni station

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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.[4]

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Wangsimni (Seongdong-gu Office) Station
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
     Suin–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]     Suin–Bundang Line opened
(Daily) Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 2: 35,958[2]
Line 5: 12,460[2]
Jungang Line:[3] 21,298[2]
Preceding station Seoul Metropolitan Subway Following station
Next counter-clockwise
Line 2 Hanyang University
Next clockwise
towards Banghwa
Line 5 Majang
towards Munsan
Gyeongui–Jungang Line Cheongnyangni
towards Jipyeong
Gyeongui–Jungang Line
Gyeongui Express
towards Munsan
Gyeongui–Jungang Line
Jungang Express
towards Yongmun
Suin–Bundang Line Seoul Forest
towards Incheon
Exit 8 in 2005.
Exit 12 in 2014.

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 layoutEdit

Korail LinesEdit

Cheongnyangni / ↑ Cheongnyangni
| 12 | | 34 |
Eungbong↓ / Seoul-forest
1 Gyeongui-Jungang Line For Cheongnyangni, Deokso, Yongmun, 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

Line 2Edit

S/B | | N/B
Hanyang University
Inner Line 2 For Seongsu, Sports Complex, Samseong, Seoul National University, Guui
Outer Line 2 For Euljiro 1(il)-ga, Hongik University, Sindorim, Sindang, City Hall (Seoul)

Line 5Edit

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


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 Archived 2014-10-06 at the Wayback Machine. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  3. ^ with Suin-Bundang Line
  4. ^ "왕십리역" (in Korean). 철도역 정보. Retrieved 2019-07-19.

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