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Seoul Metro to Ban All Subway Protests by Disability Advocacy Group

Seoul Metro to Ban All Subway Protests by Disability Advocacy Group

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metro, the operator of Seoul subway lines No. 1-8, announced measures Thursday to ban all subway protests by a disabled advocacy group after they resumed their morning rush-hour protest this week. Seoul Metro said it came up with the three-step countermeasures against Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination (SADD) on [...]

Seoul Metro Enhances Safety Measures to Prevent Subway Platform Falls

Seoul Metro Enhances Safety Measures to Prevent Subway Platform Falls

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Metro have announced plans to enhance safety measures for subway platforms to prevent falls. Recently, a 4-year-old boy fell through a gap at Chungmuro Station on Seoul Subway Line 3 while disembarking from the subway. Passengers heard his mother’s cries, stopped the subway [...]

Seoul Metro Unveils Real-time Translation for Foreign Visitors

Seoul Metro Unveils Real-time Translation for Foreign Visitors

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metro, the city-run operator of the subway system in Seoul, said Monday it will establish a communication system aimed at facilitating interactions between subway staff and foreigners through real-time translation. The organization intends to choose a developer to design and implement an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered system and initiate a [...]

Seoul Subway Stations to Get Parking Facilities for Electric Scooters

Seoul Subway Stations to Get Parking Facilities for Electric Scooters

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metro said Wednesday that it is working to install parking and charging facilities for shared electric scooters around subway stations in the city to help enhance the safety of its citizens. The two-wheeled vehicles, also called electric kickboards and mostly operated by ridesharing companies, have emerged as a [...]

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 [...]