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Shinbundang Line

Safety Issues on Shinbundang Line

One of the youngest subway lines in Seoul’s metropolitan region has some problems, which could become a serious safety issue. Certain parts of the subway rail tracks on the Shinbundang Line (신분당선) broke in around 400 cases until now.

The Shinbundang Line is in service since roughly

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Seoul 100 Plan

Seoul’s 100-Year Plan

On April 1st, Park Won-Soon introduced the measure to design a basic plan of Seoul about the development in the next 100 years, in short “Seoul 100 Plan” (or in Korean “미래 서울 100년 도시계획 기반마련”). Here, I’ll introduce the idea behind this move and show

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Joongang Cinema

Keeping the Joongang Cinema in Pictures

Seoul is a very dynamic city and the built environment develops very fast. The changes can be through a new shop or restaurant, a new facade or even completely new buildings. Old buildings get torn down and replaced by new ones in a blink of an

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New Generation of Trams

There aren’t any trams in Seoul since fifty years, but it doesn’t mean that Korea completely abandoned the idea of trams. Actually, Korea currently works on the development of new tram systems. In 2012 the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs decided to focus on

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Seoul gives out free bike maps

The days are getting longer, the sun gains strength and it slowly gets warmer in Seoul. It’s the perfect time to prepare your bicycle for the new cycling season. On that occasion, Seoul city government gives out free maps of the city’s bike network from today,

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The End of Dream Hub

The largest urban planning project of South Korea is never going to be realized. Of course, I talk about the Yongsan International Business District, better known as Dream Hub. KORAIL announced that they won’t develop the land. The bought properties are going back to their former

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Public Transport in Taipei

The last six days I was in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Beforehand I heard a lot of good things about public transport in Taipei and so I was very excited to use subway, bus and other modes of transport. This article is going to summarize

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Reading a Book Underground

If you ride the subway in Seoul, you’ll notice that it’s most of the times very quiet. It’s rather seldom that you hear somebody talk or noisy bigger groups of people. Most subway riders look at their smartphone spending their time productive, playing games or relaxing

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Suggestion for Sejong-ro’s Car-Free Day

After I saw that it’s possible to propose events for the car-free day at Sejong-ro, I thought about an idea. I tried to make a suggestion which has nothing to do with a market or events which you could experience in other famous places of Seoul.

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