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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 is to take place at the two designated locations to cheer on the Korean national team during their preliminary round matchups with Sweden (9pm on Monday, June 18), Mexico (12am on Sunday, June 24th) and Germany (11pm 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
    EventTimeContentPlace
    1st Street Cheering
    (vs Sweden)
    June 18 (Monday) 18:00 – – Commencing of street cheering stage performancesGwanghwamun Plaza & Seoul Plaza
    June 18 (Monday) 21:00 – 23:00– Cheering together during 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 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 performancesGwanghwamun Plaza & Seoul Plaza
    June 27 (Wednesday) 23:00 –
    June 28 (Thursday) 01:00
    – Cheering together during 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
    Details2nd Preliminary Match (Mexico)3rd Preliminary Match (Germany)
    Ending of MatchJune 24, 2018 (Sunday) 02:00June 28, 2018 (Thursday) 01:00
    Extended OperationJune 24, 2018 (Sunday) 02:30 – 04:00
    ※ Line operation will resume following regular closure on June 23 (Saturday) at 12am
    June 28, 2018 (Thursday) 01:00 – 02:30
    ※ Line operation will be extended until 2:30am
    DepartureCity 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
    Details1st Preliminary Match (Sweden)2nd Preliminary Match (Mexico)3rd Preliminary Match (Germany)
    Ending of MatchJune 18, 2018 (Monday) 23:00June 24, 2018 (Sunday) 02:00June 28, 2018 (Thursday) 01:00
    Extended OperationPasses through bus stops in the City Hall, Gwanghwamun and Yeongdong-daero area by 2:30amPasses through bus stops in the City Hall, Gwanghwamun and Yeongdong-daero area by 2am

    ※ 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 11:40pm to 3:45am

    Late-night Bus Schedule
    Line No.Bus No. Origin &
    Destination
    Bus IntervalsFirst &
    Last Bus Times
    1N13Sanggye-dong – Jangji-dong25 – 30 min.00:00 – 03:30
    2N15Ui-dong –
    Sadang Station
    25 – 35 min.00:00 – 03:20
    3N16Dobongsan – Onsu-dong25 – 30 min.00:20 – 03:45 (Onsu-dong)
    00:10 – 03:35 (Dobongsan)
    4N26Banghwa-dong – Sinnae-dong30 – 35 min.00:00 – 03:10
    5N30Gangil-dong –
    Seoul Station
    30 – 35 min.23:30 – 03:40
    6N37Jingwan-dong – Jangji-dong25 – 30 min.00:00 – 03:10
    7N61Sinjeong-dong – Nowon Station20 – 25 min.23:50 – 03:45
    8N62Sinjeong-dong – Myeonmok-dong30 min.23:40 – 03:00
    9N65Gaehwa-dong – Siheung-dong25 – 30 min.00:00 – 3:10