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Improvements to Subway Platform Screen Doors to Make Trains Safer

Improvements to Subway Platform Screen Doors to Make Trains Safer

SEJONG, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced Tuesday comprehensive measures to improve subway platform screen doors to better prevent subway malfunctions, and potentially fatal accidents.  Despite the doors having been implemented to prevent railway accidents, they have been met with limitations, often deadly.  Seven people have been killed [...]

More Korean Inter-City Trains to Become Automatic

More Korean Inter-City Trains to Become Automatic

DAEJEON, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail), Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI), and Hyundai Rotem signed a Memorandum of Understanding Tuesday for further implementation of an automatic train operation (ATO) system for Korea’s inter-city trains.  Implementing the system will require two major improvements: reforming the train control platform and the railway [...]

Korea Tests Women-Only Subway Cars

Korea Tests Women-Only Subway Cars

BUSAN, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Busan Transportation Corporation (BTC) announced Thursday that it would start a pilot project of women-only subway cars during rush hours, starting June 22. But the move has set off intense controversy over the efficacy of such policy only favorable to women, with some saying this could be reverse [...]

Kakao Releases New ‘KakaoMetro’ Mobile Transportation App

Kakao Releases New ‘KakaoMetro’ Mobile Transportation App

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao Corporation, South Korea’s mobile behemoth, revealed Thursday that it had released a new mobile transportation application called ‘KakaoMetro’. The new app is a complete overhaul of an existing Android app, Subway Navigation, which Kakao acquired back in 2015. Kakao also released an iOS version of the new app. [...]

Police Raid Seoul Subway Operator over Maintenance Worker’s Death

Police Raid Seoul Subway Operator over Maintenance Worker’s Death

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Police raided the headquarters of a Seoul subway operator Thursday as part of their probe into the cause of the accident that killed a 19-year-old maintenance worker on a station platform late last month.  The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA) dispatched around 100 officers to raid some 10 organizations, [...]