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Mayor's Hope Journal2

  • Don’t worry about missing the last bus.
    [Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 83]

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    There have been many civil complaints from citizens who are obliged to travel around the city in the time zone between the last subway car and dawn and the considerable inconvenience that such movements entail. In particular, the people who work until midnight or those who usually work at night have to put up with many difficulties. As such, Seoul City has decided to operate a late-night bus service which will run from midnight to 5:30am at intervals of 30 minutes.

    Initially, two bus routes will be test-run from May, and the number of routes will be expanded to eight from July according to the current plan. The two routes to be tested will be Gangseo~Hongik Univ.~Sinchon~Jongno~Cheongnyangni~Mangu-ro~Jungnang and Jingwan~Dongnimmun (Independence Gate)~Jongno~Hannamdaegyo (Bridge)~Gangnam~Songpa. The other six routes will cover, among others, Dongdaemun, Namdaemun, Jongno, Jamsil, and Yeongdeungpo, all of which are areas with a large floating population during the nighttime hours.

    Five or six buses will cover the route at 30-minute intervals, for a fare of 1,050 won, i.e., the same fare as ordinary intra-city buses. The late-night buses will feature the letter of ‘N’ before the route number. Although the financial deficit of Seoul’s bus service is mounting, the decision was made in the belief that citizens’ convenience is the top priority. Aren’t you happy, citizens of Seoul?

    Intra-city buses in Seoul