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English subway app launched for tourists to South Korea

The ‘Seoul Busan Subway’ app also allows search results to be shared on social media

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 May, 2018, 4:18pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 July, 2018, 6:01pm

By Kang Seung-woo

There is good news for foreign tourists visiting Korea and using public transportation, as an English language app has been released to make their travels easier.

The app, named “Seoul Busan Subway,” is available for download to Android and Apple smartphones, is designed to help foreigners who are not familiar with Korean to easily find subway destinations in the capital and the nation’s second most-populated city.

“Seoul Busan Subway is the only app that comes with subway stations in both names and numbers in the Seoul and Busan areas,” said Kim Jae-sung, CEO of app developer Seoulworks.

“Foreigners often have a hard time recognising Korean place names even when written in English.

“With station numbers, tourists will be able to find their destination easily and efficiently.”

According to him, the app includes key features such as showing the best route with fare information, autocomplete station search, bookmarking for offline viewing and real-time departure and arrival time information.

“The app also enables users to share search results via Facebook, Twitter or email,” he added.

Seoulworks was established in 2016 to service foreign visitors to Korea.

It recently released the Korea travel information website kraveler.com for tourists.

Read the original article at The Korea Times