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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 [...]

Plan to Establish Medical Facilities in Subway Stations Falters

Plan to Establish Medical Facilities in Subway Stations Falters

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite initial public support for the project, an ambitious plan to create “Medical Zones” by attracting medical facilities (i.e. pharmacies and clinics) into Seoul subway stations has fallen flat.  According to the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation (SMRT) on Monday, the sole enterprise that showed interest in the endeavor [...]

23 Percent of Seoul Citizens Prefer Traditional Toilets in Public Restrooms

23 Percent of Seoul Citizens Prefer Traditional Toilets in Public Restrooms

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly a quarter of citizens in Seoul prefer traditional toilets to western style ones in public restrooms, a government survey showed Tuesday.  According to the survey conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government on 3,137 people in March 2015, 22.8 percent of the respondents said they prefer traditional latrines where [...]

Seoul Bans Smoking Near Subway Stations

Seoul Bans Smoking Near Subway Stations

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A new anti-smoking regulation that bans smoking near subway exits went into effect Sunday, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said.  The regulation forbids smoking within 10 meters of all subways exits in Seoul. Violators will be fined 100,000 won (US$87.68) starting in September after a grace period of four months. [...]