Banpo Station (반포역) Line 7 – Station #733

Banpo is the sort of station that, unless you lived there, you’d never have any reason to go to.  There is, to put it bluntly, virtually nothing here that would be of interest to anyone who doesn’t live in the neighborhood.  The very small area that the station covers is filled almost exclusively with apartment…

Seoul National University of Education Station (교대역) Line 2 – Station #223, Line 3 – Station #340

Seoul National University of Education Station – 16 clumsy syllables that in Korean are so elegantly expressed in just three: kyo-dae-yeok.  It’s a marvelous tongue it is. The area around Seoul National Uni…ah, the hell with that.  The area around Kyo-dae?  Eh, not so marvelous.  Not bad, mind you, just very much what you’d expect…

Chongshin University Station (총신대입구역) and Isu Station (이수역) Line 4 – Station #432, Line 7 – Station #736

An anomaly in the Seoul subway system, the Line 4 station and Line 7 station in this neighborhood that marks the dividing line between Dongjak-gu and Seocho-gu actually bear different names, despite being a transfer point.  The Line 4 station is called Chongshin University, while the connecting Line 7 station is Isu.  I’m not privy…