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Subways to pass stations without stopping to avoid delays due to protests

Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination members participate in a protest at Samgakji Station in Yongsan District, central Seoul, on Monday. [NEWS1]

Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination members participate in a protest at Samgakji Station in Yongsan District, central Seoul, on Monday. [NEWS1]

 
Subways in Seoul will pass through stations without stopping if there are serious delays due to protests held by activists, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said Monday.
 
The Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination (SADD) has been holding regular protests in recent weeks, demanding for more policies to ensure the rights of those with disabilities.
 
The Seoul Metropolitan Government came to the decision to let subways pass stations in cases of severe delays during a meeting between related agencies including the Seoul Metro and the police.
 
SADD announced plans for protests at Samgakji Station on lines four and six between Monday to Thursday during the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
 
“Trains won’t be passing by stations entirely but only when it is judged that a serious delay could happen,” said a Seoul Metropolitan Government official on Monday. “The station manager will consult with control towers and make the decision to pass through certain stations.”
 
The city government will make announcements on trains when such decisions to pass by stations are made, and notifications on the Seoul Metro app will be available. 

BY LIM JEONG-WON [lim.jeongwon@joongang.co.kr]
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