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Subways Most Preferred Transportation Choice for Many Foreigners

Subways Most Preferred Transportation Choice for Many Foreigners

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreign tourists prefer subways and railroads while shying away from buses and taxis due to complicated route maps and expensive fares, a survey showed Monday.  About 70 percent of 649 foreign tourists were satisfied by their use of subways and railroads, according to the survey conducted by the Korea [...]

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 [...]

Subway Platform Screen Door Equipped with Transparent Digital Screen Debuts in Busan

Subway Platform Screen Door Equipped with Transparent Digital Screen Debuts in Busan

BUSAN, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The Busan Transport Corporation has installed a touch-sensitive, see-through digital screen on a platform screen door at Seomyeon Station, Busan Metro Line 2, the first of its kind in Korea.  The screen offers weather information, subway information, and news reports, said BTC.  The installation is a part of BTC’s [...]

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 [...]

Subway, Railway Workers Go on Strike against Merit Pay System

Subway, Railway Workers Go on Strike against Merit Pay System

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Unionized workers of South Korea’s railway and subway services went on their first joint strike in 22 years Tuesday, protesting against the government’s push to implement a performance-based pay system.  The members of Seoul’s two major subway labor unions launched the walkout at 9 a.m., the unions said. The [...]