SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metro, the city-run operator of the subway system in Seoul, said Monday it has introduced Safe Roads to guide passengers to elevators inside subway stations.
Seoul Metro joined hands with the Ministry of Interior and Safety and the Korea Elevator Safety Agency to lay out Safe Roads in nine subway stations, including Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station.
Previously, subway passengers had to look for signs and maps in order to locate the elevators.
Now, the company has set up Safe Roads in subway stations with a high number of disabled individuals in wheelchairs and senior passengers, who are the primary users of elevators at subway stations.
The Safe Roads begin at the entrance of the subway station and run all the way to the boarding and transfer corridors to swiftly guide passengers to the elevators.
The Safe Roads are painted navy blue to ensure they are recognizable for passengers with color vision deficiency.
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