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Subway Train Information Offered via Kakao App

Subway Train Information Offered via Kakao App

SEOUL, March 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL), a state-run railway operator, said Thursday it will share important information on subway train operations with KakaoMetro subway navigation app starting from Thursday. In case subway train operations are suspended due to accidents or natural disasters, KORAIL will provide emergency notice on the affected [...]

Disability Advocates Stage Subway Station Protests to Guarantee Mobility Rights

Disability Advocates Stage Subway Station Protests to Guarantee Mobility Rights

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Civic groups representing people with disabilities are staging a series of protests at subway stations in Seoul, calling upon authorities to allocate sufficient funding for the promotion of disability rights, and amend legislation to improve access to public transportation. The Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination (SADD) and other civic groups [...]

Seoul to Introduce New Subway Trains with Free Phone Chargers, Wider Seats for Pregnant Women

Seoul to Introduce New Subway Trains with Free Phone Chargers, Wider Seats for Pregnant Women

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s subway operator will introduce brand new trains equipped with free mobile phone chargers and wider seats for pregnant women starting later this month, officials said Friday. Seoul Metro, the operator of the capital’s vast subway system, will put five new trains comprising 40 passenger cars into operation on [...]

Korea Railroad Research Institute Develops Fanless Dust Collector that Can Reduce Noise and Fine Dust

Korea Railroad Research Institute Develops Fanless Dust Collector that Can Reduce Noise and Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run railway research body has developed new technology that can reduce both the noise and fine dust generated around railroad and subway tracks. The Korea Railroad Research Institute said Monday that it had developed a ‘noise reduction-type fanless dust collector.’ With a minimal thickness, the fanless dust collector [...]