Welcoming Lunar New Year’s Day, one of Korea’s iconic national holidays, Seoul will be implementing the “Special Transport Measures for Lunar New Year’s Holidays” so that those who are going to and from Seoul can spend the holidays safely and comfortably. The city will make the movement to and from Seoul quicker and more convenient by operating subway trains and buses until later hours than usual, encouraging the dispersion of traffic volume through traffic forecasting service for urban expressways, and extending the operating hours of bus-only lanes.
On Lunar New Year’s Day (Jan. 25) and the next day (Jan. 26), when there will be a large number of people who are returning to Seoul, the subway trains and buses will be operated later than usual, until 2 a.m. of the next day. People will be able to conveniently move around in Seoul even after they arrive in the city late at night as nine Owl Buses and more than 3,000 taxis will be run as normal throughout the holidays.
The operating hours of intra-city buses will also be extended until 2 a.m. during the same period. The extension will be applied to 129 buses that pass five train stations (Seoul Station, Yongsan Station, Yeongdeungpo Station, Cheongnyangni Station, and Suseo Station) and four bus terminals (Central City Terminal, Dong Seoul Terminal, Nambu Terminal, and Sangbong Terminal).
Seoul will increase the number of runs of intra-city buses that pass the Municipal Cemetery and do its best to address the downtown traffic flow and the safety control of traffic facilities.
For information on the Special Transport Measures for Lunar New Year’s Holidays, including the last subway trains or buses, please visit the website of Seoul’s TOPIS (Transport Operation & Information Service) (http://topis.seoul.go.kr) or download the mobile app, Seoul Transport Portal, or contact Dasan Call Center at +82-120.