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Seoul Subway provides location-based guidance, station directions, real-time timetable and helps users locate tourist destinations around metro stations.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) is launching the country’s first-ever subway app exclusively for foreign residents and visitors.

Seoul Subway provides customised services on Seoul Metro, including information on the entire subway lines of Seoul and the capital area, a real-time timetable, location-based guidance, and station directions.

Route guidance

When using the new app, users will be able to trace a route from their departure station to where they want to go more easily. Since the app is developed based on a destination-oriented system, users’ current location is automatically recognised as the departure station when they begin their route search.

Even if users are not fully aware of the name of a station they need to get off at, the closest station will be identified when users insert the destination to which they are heading.

Upon tapping a specific transfer station on a map, users will be able to check the real-time train operation time of that station, confirming time of the train they need for the transfer.

The app also guides users to the direction of the train they should get on. When they turn on the app upon reaching a subway platform, it will detect their location and inform them of the correct direction. Also, if a passenger accidentally gets on the wrong train at a transfer station, the app will alert them that they have deviated from the course.

Additionally, by tapping on a particular train, users can get a glimpse of the degree of congestion in each car of the train.

If users designate certain locations they are looking for on the app’s main page, the app will automatically guide them to specific locations. The new app will also allow users to find tourist attractions around certain stations. The users can see 30 major tourist spots in Seoul at-a-glance and obtain information on attractions, bolstering users’ convenience.

The Seoul Subway app is available via the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).

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Quelle/Source: Smart Cities World, 08.05.2023

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