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Seoul Subway to Install Foldable Advertisement Boards for Emergency Escape

Seoul Subway to Install Foldable Advertisement Boards for Emergency Escape

SEOUL, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Advertisement boards installed at subway stations in Seoul will be replaced with new ones that can be folded into emergency doors. Seoul Metro plans to remove 4,258 stationary safety doors currently in place in 132 subway stations on subway lines 1-8 and 1,987 advertisement boards attached on top of [...]

Seoul Metro to Begin Parcel Delivery Service

Seoul Metro to Begin Parcel Delivery Service

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metro said Wednesday it is preparing to launch parcel delivery service in the capital area by utilizing its existing infrastructure, such as depots, old train cars and subway stations. Seoul Metro, a public corporation of the Seoul Metropolitan Government in charge of operating subway lines 1-8 and part [...]

Seoul Metro Halves Escalator Repair Time Using IoT Technology

Seoul Metro Halves Escalator Repair Time Using IoT Technology

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metro has managed to cut its typical escalator repair time nearly in half using Internet of Things technology. The state-owned transport company said on Tuesday that the average time spent fixing an escalator dropped from 56 minutes to 37 minutes, down 37 percent, after the adoption of IoT technology [...]

Hongik University Station Top Location for Illicit Filming of Women

Hongik University Station Top Location for Illicit Filming of Women

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 80 reports of “molca”, the Korean word denoting the surreptitious filming of women’s bodies, came out of Seoul’s Hongik Univ. Station on Line 2, the subway station servicing the Hongik University neighborhood highly popular with foreign tourists and South Korean youth. Among the undesirable “top ten” subway [...]

Free Subway Rides for Seniors Under Threat Amidst Budget Concerns

Free Subway Rides for Seniors Under Threat Amidst Budget Concerns

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s decades-long free subway ride policy for elderly passengers is being met with calls for a higher age threshold, with local public transport operators seeking ways to offset the growing losses. Since its implementation during the 1980s under the Chun Doo-hwan government, the free subway ride policy has been [...]

Efforts to Ban Plastic Surgery Ads Continue in South Korea

Efforts to Ban Plastic Surgery Ads Continue in South Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metro announced plans on Monday to ban all plastic surgery advertisements from the city’s metro system by 2020. The latest move by Seoul Metro has been met with praise amid growing criticism over what is known as ‘advertisement pollution’, characterized by the overwhelming number of advertisement images found [...]

Ever-Changing Seoul Subway Station Names Leave Passengers Confused

Ever-Changing Seoul Subway Station Names Leave Passengers Confused

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Criticism is growing against Seoul Metro’s controversial sale of subway station names, which began as an additional source of revenue to cover its deficits, with passengers slamming the policy that has now resulted in over 30 stations having two different names with little to no relevance to the location, [...]