Commuterobics, just a step up

Well, almost...

Hong Kong’s subway system, though not as extensive as Seoul’s network, can still rate as being pretty good. I mean, it does a more than adequet job at moving people. Indeed moving people in different ways as the poster eludes to, is a black and white difference to the ‘keep to the right‘ drive in Seoul, Korea.


Felt up, comes with doodle pad

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I finally got to ‘test drive’ the new digital signage in the Seoul metro stations. It does indeed have a map of Seoul in it, replet with overlays of the train tracks. Also included in what you might call a kiosk, is a telephone. Useable with your transport card. It even has an mini touch screen scratch pad so that you can take down notes, or just doodle. I saw a passing woman use this feature for just this activity as she spoke on her handphone.

Nothing spared here. I wonder what computer support it uses? Overall, impressive.

Best foot forward, commutus!

Just to follow up on the previous blog, “Big steps, usually in the wrong direction“. The promised shot of people going up the stairs on the right side. Taken on the number 4 line going to Suwon from Seoul.

Not much of a showing sadly. Only one person in this picture studiously going up the right side, while the group of business men, buck the convention walking 5 across up the stairs.

I’ve observed that a trainload of stampeding people will go down both sides of the stairs. Convention it seems, cedes to common sense.