The Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station will close the passageway from Seoul Metro Line 2 and 4 to Line 5 for the next three months starting from Tuesday next week.
The closure of the passageway is to replace the three old escalators, which are about 20 years old, according to Seoul Metro. They got out of order 4.97 times a month on average, much higher than 0.9 of other escalators. Seoul Metro considered a partial closure of the passageway, but decided not to for passenger safety reasons. A research by Seoul Metro found that a partial closure of the passageway would degrade the level of congestion to “Grade F,” which means normal walking is impossible.
During the closure, passengers will be able to transfer between Line 2 and Line 4, but those who wish to transfer to Line 5 will have to use other stations. Transfers between Line 2 and 5 can be done at Euljiro 4-ga Station. Information about estimated time required for detour will be provided at the Seoul Metro website (www.seoulmetro.co.kr) or its mobile app “TTOTA Subway” from next Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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