Gangnam Busiest Subway Station in Korea

Gangnam subway station in the upscale southern Seoul district is the most frequented public transit stop in the country. Gangnam is the metro transfer station for Subway Line No. 2 and Sin Bundang Line, as well as serving a major business district.

It is the only public transit stop in the country where more than 100,000 people board or leave the subway every day.

This is the finding of a survey in 92 municipalities across the country last year by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs.

Gangnam station saw 110,129 people boarding and 114,338 people getting off the subway on daily average. Next came Jamsil, Sadang, Seolleung and Sillim -- all near major business districts in Seoul.

Gangnam station has got even busier since the Sin Bundang Line opened last October. A shop in the underground mall was recently put up for sale for more than W100 million (US$1=W1,140) per 3.3 sq. m.

Among bus stops, the one near Suwon railway station and AK Plaza Department Store, a major business district in southern Gyeonggi Province, was the most frequently used, with 77,326 people boarding and 63,255 people getting off buses there per day. Next came Sadang in Seoul, Yatap in Bundang, and Sillim in Seoul.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 23, 2012 09:13 KST