The Bupyeong Station of Incheon is but one of the many subway stations found in the city. However, there are two reasons why this particular station is famous throughout the city. For one, it’s the only station that provides connections from the Incheon Line to the Seoul Line and vice versa. The second reason is the station’s popular Underground Market.
Located in the Incheon district of Bupyeong-gu, Bupyeong Station is undoubtedly one of the most crowded stations in the city as it is the only station that connects the Incheon Subway Line 1 to the Seoul Subway Line 1.
The Incheon International Airport is already one factor that makes this station particularly busy. The famous airport of Korea is located on an island and the only way to get to the capital is to take the AREX or Airport Express. However, the Bupyeong Station provides an alternative route for travelers to get from Incheon to Seoul. Although this may be a longer way to get from the airport to the capital city, this is a less expensive option, making it the preferred choice of most locals. Travelers who don’t mind taking one of the busiest subway lines of Korea will most especially appreciate taking this route. In addition, they would be able to catch a glimpse of how the locals go about their daily lives with riding a subway as one of their everyday activities.
The popular subway station has three main entrance and exit points. Exit 1 goes out to the Bupyeong 6 Dong Office, the Bupyeong Catholic Medical Center and the Yerim School. Exit 2 is where Bupyeongnam Elementary School is located, along with the Buil Girls’ Middle School. Finally, Exit 3 is where the branch office of the police in Bupyeong is found.
Other than being one of the most visited and passed through subway stations in Incheon, the Bupyeong Station is also visited for its Underground Market. With over 1,500 shops, this exciting Underground Market is the largest of its kind in Korea. This area is known for selling anything from clothes and household items and provides the utmost convenience to local residents who pass by it every day. In addition, books are a hefty buy as they are sold a lot cheaper than those found in regular bookstores.
With the help of the Underground Market, the station has then become the best trading area of the city. Shops around the station attract a lot of local residents with fashion being the most apparent theme. High quality products that are not too expensive can be bought here, making the district one of the most in-demand shopping destinations of Incheon.
Along with its aim of providing the utmost convenience to shoppers, the Underground Market further offers quality services by installing elevators, escalators and lifts for wheel chairs. Plus, the market even lends baby carriages without charge so people can enjoy shopping comfortably in the market.
The development of a city can best be measured by its public transport system. In Incheon’s case, the city has truly done a good job in providing ease and access not only within the city but to neighboring cities as well. The Bupyeong Station of Incheon can then surely attest to that fact.