Heukseok Station

train station in South Korea

Heukseok(Chung-Ang University) Station[1][2] is a train station of Seoul Subway Line 9, in Dongjak District, Seoul, South Korea.

Heukseok Station
Heukseok Station Line9 Exit.jpg
Exit 3
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHeukseongnyeok
McCune–ReischauerHŭksŏngnyŏk
General information
Location115-1 Heukseok-dong
Dongjak-gu, Seoul
Coordinates37°30′32″N 126°57′49″E / 37.50889°N 126.96361°E / 37.50889; 126.96361Coordinates: 37°30′32″N 126°57′49″E / 37.50889°N 126.96361°E / 37.50889; 126.96361
Operated bySeoul Metro Line 9 Corporation
Line(s)     Line 9
Platforms2 (2 side platforms)
Tracks2
Bus routes 6000 6016
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Key dates
June 24, 2009     Line 9 opened

Argument about Station nameEdit

When deciding station name of Line 9, Chung-Ang Univeristy, located near Heukseok Station, suggested the station name as "Chung-Ang University Station"(중앙대역) or "Chung-Ang University·Heukseok Station"(중앙대흑석역), but station name is decided as "Heukseok Station".

Later, Seoul Government changed that decision, and add "Chung-Ang University" in station name. So, final station name is decided as "Heukseok (Chung-Ang University)" (흑석(중앙대입구)).

HistoryEdit

  • May 1, 2008 : Station name decided as Heukseok Station[3]
  • September 18, 2008 : Name changed to Heukseok(Chung-Ang University) Station[1]
  • July 24, 2009 : Opened with opening of Seoul Subway Line 9 Gaehwa - Sinnonhyeon

Station structureEdit

Station has 2 side platforms, 2 tracks.

PlatformEdit

Nodeul
Down | | Up
Dongjak
Upward For Gimpo International Airport · Gaehwa
Downward For Sinnonhyeon · Sports Complex

Whole Station StructureEdit

G Street level Exit
L1
Concourse
Lobby Customer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
L2
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Up Line 9 Local toward Gaehwa (Nodeul)
Line 9 Express does not stop here
Down Line 9 Local toward Sports Complex (Dongjak)
Line 9 Express does not stop here →
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Passenger countEdit

Data of 2009 is calculated from July 24 (First Opened) ~ December 31.

Line People per day (people/day) References
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Line 9 Get on 5,506 7,195 8,466 9,758 10,927 11,564 11,255 [4]
Get off 5,523 7,227 8,482 9,876 11,117 11,792 11,466

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "서울특별시고시 제2008-317호" [Seoul Announcement No.2008-317] (PDF). Seoul Metropolitan Government.
  2. "9호선 영업거리표" [Line 9 Distant Post]. Metro 9 Corp.
  3. "市, 9호선 역명 '흑석역' 확정…중앙대 뿔났다" [Seoul, decided the Line 9 Station name as "Heukseok"...ChungAng Univ argued]. Chosun.com. 2008-05-01.
  4. 서울메트로9호선 > 알림/소식 > 자료실