Samseong station

Coordinates: 37°30′31.48″N 127°3′48.67″E / 37.5087444°N 127.0635194°E / 37.5087444; 127.0635194
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삼성 (무역센터)
(World Trade Center Seoul)
Station Sign
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSamseongnyeok
General information
Location172-66 Samseong 1-dong,
538 Teherandaero Jiha,
Gangnam-gu, Seoul[1]
Operated bySeoul Metro
Line(s)     Line 2
Structure typeUnderground
OpenedDecember 23, 1982[1]
(Daily) Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 2: 137,927[2]
Preceding station Seoul Metropolitan Subway Following station
Sports Complex
Next counter-clockwise
Line 2 Seolleung
Next clockwise

Samseong Station is a station on Seoul Subway Line 2. It serves the eastern area of Teheranno. Some of the more famous buildings near the station include World Trade Center Seoul, COEX Mall, Korea Electric Power (KEPCO) headquarters, Korea Air City Terminal (buses run from here to Incheon and Gimpo Airports, and vice versa), and Gangnam main police and fire stations. Due to security concerns, the station was closed during the G20 summit and the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, as this station is directly connected with COEX.

The ridership of this station is very high, consistently ranking among the five most heavily used subway stations in Korea. The table below shows the average daily ridership between 2010 and 2012.

Year 2010 2011 2012
Ridership 69,863 70,501 68,002

Although the name of this station shares its pronunciation with the company Samsung, the Hanja for the company (三星) and the station (三成) are different, so there is no relation between the two.

The 836-meter (914-yard) section of sidewalk along Yeongdong Boulevard from exit No.5 of this station, outside COEX Convention & Exhibition Center and ASEM Tower is designated as a smoke-free zone by the Seoul Metropolitan Government.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit
Lobby Customer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
Platform level
Inner loop Line 2 toward Chungjeongno (Seolleung)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Outer loop Line 2 toward City Hall (Sports Complex)



  1. ^ a b "삼성역" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  2. ^ Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations Archived 2014-10-06 at the Wayback Machine. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  3. ^ Kwon, Sang-soo (12 September 2012). "City designates area by COEX as smoke-free". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

37°30′31.48″N 127°3′48.67″E / 37.5087444°N 127.0635194°E / 37.5087444; 127.0635194