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  • Gwanghwamun Holds Russia World Cup Street Cheering

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    Gwanghwamun Holds Russia World Cup Street Cheering

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Korea Football Association are set to hold a joint 2018 World Cup Street Cheering at both Seoul and Gwanghwamun Plazas.

    The cheering event is to take place at the two designated locations to cheer on the Korean national team during their preliminary round matchups with Sweden (9 pm on Monday, June 18), Mexico (12 am on Sunday, June 24th) and Germany (11 pm on Wednesday, June 27).

    The rallies held at each location will offer different atmospheres for everyone to enjoy. Gwanghwamun Plaza will serve as the main stage with a 500” screen to provide comfortable viewing pleasure for the cheering supporters to passionately root for the national team, while the Seoul Plaza is planned to be operated as a quieter, more family-oriented atmosphere.

    There are also celebratory performances in store, as well as various programs for cheering-goers to participate in first hand to help cheer the national team on. Performances featuring six to seven different teams of singers and artists, featuring the red devil official theme song, are scheduled for each day of cheering.

    ※ Games & Performance Schedule

    Games & Performance Schedule
    Event Time Content Place
    1st Street Cheering
    (vs Sweden)
    June 18 (Monday) 18:00 – – Commencing of street cheering stage performances Gwanghwamun Plaza & Seoul Plaza
    June 18 (Monday) 21:00 – 23:00 – Cheering together during the game broadcast
    June 18 (Monday) 23:00 –
    June 19 (Tuesday) 00:00
    – Conducting of clean-up campaign & returning home
    2nd Street Cheering
    (vs Mexico)
    June 23 (Saturday) 17:00 – – Commencing of street cheering stage performances Gwanghwamun Plaza & Seoul Plaza
    June 24 (Sunday) 00:00 – 02:00 – Cheering together during the game broadcast
    June 24 (Sunday) 02:00 – 03:00 – Conducting of clean-up campaign & returning home
    3rd Street Cheering
    (vs Germany)
    June 27(Wednesday) 18:00 – – Commencing of street cheering stage performances Gwanghwamun Plaza & Seoul Plaza
    June 27 (Wednesday) 23:00 –
    June 28 (Thursday) 01:00
    – Cheering together during the game broadcast
    June 28 (Thursday) 01:00 – 02:00 – Conducting of clean-up campaign & returning home

    In order to promote a safe return for all the visiting cheering-goers during the games scheduled to go into the early morning hours (i.e. Mexico match on June 24 and Germany match on June 27), Line 2 (green subway line) and several bus lines are scheduled to operate for in line with the ending time of the matches, in addition to the increase in late-night taxi operations by as many as 48,000 taxis.

    Late-night Public Transportation Timetable

    □ Subway

    Late-night Public Transportation Timetable
    Details 2nd Preliminary Match (Mexico) 3rd Preliminary Match (Germany)
    Ending of Match June 24, 2018 (Sunday) 02:00 June 28, 2018 (Thursday) 01:00
    Extended Operation June 24, 2018 (Sunday) 02:30 – 04:00
    ※ Line operation will resume following regular closure on June 23 (Saturday) at 12 am
    June 28, 2018 (Thursday) 01:00 – 02:30
    ※ Line operation will be extended until 2:30 am
    Departure City Hall  02:30 (To Hongik Univ. Station)
    02:45 (To Seoul Nat’l Univ. Station)
    City Hall  01:10, 01:34,
    01:53, 02:10
    Samseong  02:30 (To Euljiro 1-ga Station)
    02:45 (To Samseong Staton)
    Samseong  01:01, 01:17,
    01:44, 02:08
    City Hall  02:30 (To Samseong Station)
    02:45 (To Euljiro 1-ga Station)
    City Hall  01:03, 01:18,
    01:34, 01:54
    Samseong  02:30 (To Seoul Nat’l Univ. Station)
    02:45 (To Hongik Univ. Station)
    Samseong  01:01, 01:20,
    01:44

    □ Bus

    Late-night Public Transportation Timetable
    Details 1st Preliminary Match (Sweden) 2nd Preliminary Match (Mexico) 3rd Preliminary Match (Germany)
    Ending of Match June 18, 2018 (Monday) 23:00 June 24, 2018 (Sunday) 02:00 June 28, 2018 (Thursday) 01:00
    Extended Operation Passes through bus stops in the City Hall, Gwanghwamun and Yeongdong-daero area by 2:30 am Passes through bus stops in the City Hall, Gwanghwamun and Yeongdong-daero area by 2 am

    ※ Detailed line operation information may be accessed at the 120 Dasan Call Center or at the Seoul Transport Operation & Information Service (TOPIS) website (http://topis.seoul.go.kr/eng/english.jsp)

    < Bus lines offering extended operations >

    □ City Bus (73 lines):
    101, 103, 105, 143, 146, 150, 160, 171, 172, 260, 270, 271, 272, 273, 301, 333, 341, 342, 350, 360, 362, 370, 400, 401, 402, 405, 406, 470, 471, 472, 500, 501, 504, 506, 600, 601, 602, 603, 606, 700, 702A, 702B, 704, 705, 707, 710, 720, 721, 740, 1020, 1711, 2413, 2415, 3217, 3411, 3412, 3414, 3417, 3425, 4318, 4319, 4419, 7016, 7018, 7019, 7022, 7025, 7212, 9401, 9701, 9703, 9709, 9714

    □ Maeul (Village) Buses (6 lines): Gangnam 01, Gangnam 06, Gangnam 07, Gangnam 08, Jongno 09, Jongno 11

    □ Late-night Bus Schedule

    ※ Total of nine bus lines with 70 late-night buses operating from the hours of 11:40 pm to 3:45 am

    Late-night Bus Schedule
    Line No. Bus No. Origin &
    Destination
    Bus Intervals First &
    Last Bus Times
    1 N13 Sanggye-dong – Jangji-dong 25 – 30 min. 00:00 – 03:30
    2 N15 Ui-dong –
    Sadang Station
    25 – 35 min. 00:00 – 03:20
    3 N16 Dobongsan – Onsu-dong 25 – 30 min. 00:20 – 03:45 (Onsu-dong)
    00:10 – 03:35 (Dobongsan)
    4 N26 Banghwa-dong – Sinnae-dong 30 – 35 min. 00:00 – 03:10
    5 N30 Gangil-dong –
    Seoul Station
    30 – 35 min. 23:30 – 03:40
    6 N37 Jingwan-dong – Jangji-dong 25 – 30 min. 00:00 – 03:10
    7 N61 Sinjeong-dong – Nowon Station 20 – 25 min. 23:50 – 03:45
    8 N62 Sinjeong-dong – Myeonmok-dong 30 min. 23:40 – 03:00
    9 N65 Gaehwa-dong – Siheung-dong 25 – 30 min. 00:00 – 3:10