Posts in Category: public infrastructure

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Seoul Subway Operators to Merge Next Year

Yesterday Seoul announced that Seoul Metro and Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation (SMRT) would be merged together following a majority vote from the unions of both corporations. Seoul Metro operates the majority of lines 1 – 4, and SMRT is responsible for lines 5-8. Seoul intends for the

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Underground Map

Plans for Huge Multi-mode COEX Transfer Center

In August, plans for a huge underground transfer center in Gangnam between Samseong Station (Line 2) and Bongeunsa Station (Line 9) were unveiled by Seoul.

Located next to the busy COEX mall, the COEX Transfer Center will be no small project and involves stations for multiple modes of transport being

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Media Feature

Guil Station Finally Gets Another Exit

There aren’t too many stations in Seoul with only one exit and now there is one less, with the addition of another exit at Guil Station (구일역) on Line 1.

While simply adding another exit to a minor station might not seem like news, Guil Station is home to

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Sejong City

Sejong City, the Korean Dream

Korea almost moved the capital from Seoul to a new, planned city in the middle of the country. The city I’m talking about is Sejong City which was opened officially on July 1st in 2012. This blog post shows my impressions from three visits to Sejong City.

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Korea Flooding

Flooding in Seoul

The summer monsoon in Korea begun this year later than expected. Until now the rain amount wasn’t high in Seoul. Usually as soon as the monsoon rain begins, news reports about strong winds, traffic accidents and flooding become more frequent. Especially, urban flooding is a serious

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