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Seoul to Launch River Bus Service along Han River in October

Seoul to Launch River Bus Service along Han River in October

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Boats will run in the Han River like buses starting in October on a seven-stop route between the northwestern district of Magok and the southeastern district of Jamsil, the Seoul city government said Thursday. The Hangang River Bus service will reduce the travel time between Jamsil and the financial [...]

Yoon Vows Sweeping Improvements to Commuter Transport in Seoul Metropolitan Area

Yoon Vows Sweeping Improvements to Commuter Transport in Seoul Metropolitan Area

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — President Yoon Suk Yeol vowed Thursday to make sweeping improvements to commuter transport in the Seoul metropolitan area by extending express rail networks and adding new bus lanes and double-decker electric buses. Yoon made the remark during a government-public debate on people’s livelihood issues, the sixth in a series, [...]

Bags Most Common Lost Items on Korail Trains Last Year

Bags Most Common Lost Items on Korail Trains Last Year

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail) reported that bags were the most frequently lost items on its trains and at its stations last year. According to a statement from Korail on January 22, a total of 247,225 lost items were reported in 2022, marking a 51.9% increase from the previous year. [...]

Seoul Citizens Applaud Subway Re-entry Policy as Top Civic Proposal

Seoul Citizens Applaud Subway Re-entry Policy as Top Civic Proposal

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A new policy that allows passengers to reboard Seoul subways within 15 minutes after using the restroom or for other reasons has emerged as the most popular proposal by a Seoul city government official this year. The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed on December 25 that the proposal topped the ‘Creative [...]

Seoul to Launch Comprehensive Monthly Transit Pass Next Month

Seoul to Launch Comprehensive Monthly Transit Pass Next Month

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government said Tuesday it will launch an all-inclusive monthly transit pass service starting next month, offering unlimited access to the city’s subway and buses at a fixed price of 62,000 won (US$47.36). The Climate Card, set to debut on Jan. 27, will be the first in the country to offer an eco-friendly transit pass [...]

Seoul Launches Late-Night Autonomous Buses: Milestone Journey for Urban Mobility

Seoul Launches Late-Night Autonomous Buses: Milestone Journey for Urban Mobility

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – An autonomous city bus is set to operate in the heart of Seoul during late-night hours, marking a significant development in the city’s autonomous transportation landscape. While autonomous shuttle buses have been deployed in specific areas like Sangam-dong, along the Cheonggyecheon stream, and Yeouido, this marks the debut of a [...]

AI-based Crowding Monitoring System to Be Piloted on Seoul Subway

AI-based Crowding Monitoring System to Be Piloted on Seoul Subway

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – An artificial intelligence-based congestion prediction system will go into pilot service on Seoul’s subway networks this month to monitor the risks of overcrowding, the interior ministry said Thursday. On a project that commenced in June, the ministry’s Integrated Data Analysis Center has developed the AI-based prediction model based on [...]