Bicycles and Trains

Written by admin on June 29, 2009 – 2:47 pm -

The Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Metro and SMRT is studying the possibility of having bicycle-only carriages in the subway trains as early as October this year.

Initially the service will be available only during Sunday and Holiday (excluding Saturdays) and will have a total of sixteen trains (two from each line) with future plans of having daily service starting April 2010.

If confirmed, the subway stations will have to be retrofitted with lifts to bring the bikes to the platform. This is part of the governments effort to reduce emissions and promote a healthy lifestyle. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has already embarked on improving the bicycle paths along the Han River among others. Future plans include designating bicycle lanes and introducing a new form of cyclist insurance.

Below is a photo of a cyclist in the U.S.

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