Uiwang Station

Uiwang Station

Infobox SMS station



caption=
hangul=의왕역
hanja=義王驛
rr=Uiwang-yeok
mr=Ŭiwang-yŏk
line1=P151
otherlines=Gyeongbu Line
type=Aboveground
platforms=2 island platforms
screendoors=Not Installed
operator=Korail
opened=January 1, 1905 (passenger train service) August 15, 1974 (Line 1)
address=191 Sam-dong Uiwang, Gyeonggi-do

Uiwang Station (Station P151) is a ground-level metro station on line 1 of the Seoul Subway in Uiwang, South Korea. The station's four exits offer access to the Korean Railroad College, the Korean Railroad Museum and the Bugok Dong area of Uiwang. Travel time from Uiwang Station to Seoul Station on Line 1 is 50 minutes.

Disambiguation

Note that "Uiwang Station" is also the former name of what is now known as Obong Station. The two are separate entities.

History

Uiwang Station opened on January 1, 1905, under the name of Bugok Station (부곡역/富谷驛), a name taken from the "dong" in which it is located. Trains on the Seoul Subway began calling at the station on August 15, 1974. The current station building was completed on February 17, 2002. On June 25, 2004, the station changed its name to Uiwang and almost three years later, on February 20, 2007, the hanja name changed from 儀旺驛 to 義王驛.

ervices

The first train of the day on weekdays (not including national holidays) is at 5.22 a.m. northbound and 5.29 a.m. southbound, while the last is at 12.01 a.m. northbound and 12.14 a.m. southbound. Northbound trains have various destinations. Some terminate at Guro, others at Seoul Station, some at Dongmyo, others at Cheongnyangni, while some continue as far as Seongbuk. None, however, continue beyond Seongbuk, so if travel beyond is required, it is necessary to change trains. Some southbound trains terminate at Byeongjeom, while the remainder continue to Cheonan.


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