Things I Don't Like
Things I like
- Train is coming not so frequently, sometimes 10 minutes!
- Train often waits for another train passed by, with a lot of stops in the middle of nowhere. The rails should not be connected, right? Why is it difficult for 2 trains walking together on different way?
- Because of the above facts, there are too many people queuing at the station, especially in Line 2.
- Most rails often located in the middle, so the passengers need to go up/down the station if they mistakenly go to the wrong way. Worse, some stations required us to go out first to go into the other direction which means our t-money is charged for unnecessary ₩1050.
- There are street sellers and beggars inside the train, same like Indonesian KRL. Sometimes they forced foreigners to buy his products as the tax for living and visiting Korea.
- There are not so many escalators available. Elevator is not easy/visible to reach, very old and scary, and sometimes not working. Well I don't mind using stairs, it's also good for me to exercise. But it's very troublesome for my parents (especially my Mom) who are old and cannot walk too long anymore. In a nutshell, Seoul subway is not too friendly for oldies.
- Young people cannot sit in elders seats even though there's no needy people around.
- In weekends, the last trains are around 11 pm from each endpoint. Too early!
Things I like
- When the train passed by Han River bridges, the view is so beautiful
- Many funny ads (and Lee Seung Gi pictures) even though I don't really understand the meaning
- Almost all stations have lockers (but no English signs)
- We can top up credits as low as ₩1000
- We can buy t-money card easily via vending machine
- It covers also urban cities outside Seoul, even to Chuncheon which is located in another province (Gangwon-do). Going to Nami Island in Gapyeong is very easy and cheap now.