Seoul Metro is named No 1 by Trip Advisor

Published on : Friday, August 4, 2017

Seoul-Metropolitan-Subway-TrainThe global travel review platform, Trip Advisor listed Seoul Metro as No.1 tourist destination in South Korea.



Seoul Metro Station is top rated in “Things to Do” and the site curate an exhaustive travel itinerary featuring top tourist attractions of the world.



Other than Seoul Metro, War Memorial of Korea and the Palace of Gyeongbokgung are the popular tourism destinations, which ranked second and third.



Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit (SMRT), in a news release explained the possible reasons behind the No1 in ranking list, citing widely acclaimed features of the transit system.



The major perquisites of Seoul Metro, as shortlisted by Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit (SMRT), are the complimentary WiFi coverage, air-conditioned cars, cleanliness and the public transport card that enables easy transfers between subway lines.



The extensive presence of escalators and lifts was also mentioned as a notable advantage raising accessibility of the transit system.



Previous month, London Underground announced a major plan to improve the transit experience for older and disabled people by raising the proportion of step-free access from 26 to more than 40 per cent of stations in the network.



The proportion of such metro stations in Seoul Metro is already three times higher than that of London. When the lift installation work will complete at 11 stations, Seoul Metro will become even more accessible for the elders and the busy commuters.




The authorities of Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit (SMRT) are receiving about 1,500 complaints each day solely on the issue of air conditioning in the subway cars.



However, Seoul Metro has a world-class reputation, after naming by Trip Advisor, it become more famous in the tourism world of Korea. The authorities are hoping the citizens to take note of such fact.





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