Ulsan Station

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울산
Ulsan Station
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Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Ulsan-yeok
McCune–Reischauer Ulsan yŏk
General information
Location177, Ulsanyeok-ro,
Samnam-eup, Ulju-gun, Ulsan
Republic of Korea
Operated by Korail Busan-Gyeongnam Regional HQ
Line(s) KTX logo.svg Gyeongbu High Speed Railway
Platforms2
History
OpenedNovember 1, 2010
Passengers
2013.0412732 per day [1] Increase2.svg 9.8%
Services
Preceding station  Korail  Following station
toward  Seoul or Haengsin
KTX logo.svg
Gyeongbu KTX
Terminus

Ulsan Station (Tongdosa) is a South Korean high-speed rail station located in Samnam-eup, Ulju-gun. It is on Gyeongbu High Speed Railway and named Ulsan Station with subname Tongdosa, which is located in Yangsan, nearer than downtown Ulsan from the station. The existing Ulsan Station in Samsan-Dong, Nam-gu has been renamed to Taehwagang station. [2]

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History

The Ulsan Station had not planned for second phase of Gyeongbu HSR, although Ulsan is one of the metropolitan cities. But with constant civil petitions, President Roh Moo-hyun appealed positive reaction, [3] and the station was added to the plan from November 14, 2003. In result, it became the most successful case of second phase of Gyeongbu HSR.

Subname dispute

Ulsan station, waiting room Ulsan Stn. waiting room.jpg
Ulsan station, waiting room

The subname of Ulsan Station is Tongdosa, the temple located in Yangsan, not Ulsan. Some Christians didn't agree with the subname, arguing that it is a religious problem. But the Korail made a vote, resulted 7 of 9 committee agreed with the 'Tongdosa' subname. Nonetheless, the subname had not been displayed in the station until 2012.

Station layout

Singyeongju
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Busan/Bujeon
Platform No.LineTrainDestination
1Gyeongbu HSR KTX For Busan
2Gyeongbu HSR KTX For Dongdaegu·Osong·Daejeon·Seoul

See also

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References

  1. "KTX울산역 이용객 총 1천만명 돌파…직접편익 1천억".
  2. "KTX '울산역(통도사)' 이름 확정, '불씨'는 남아".
  3. "盧, "고속철 울산역 경유해야"".

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