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  • On January 29, Green Circulating Bus Starts Running Through Major Downtown Points and Tourist Spots in Seoul

  • Traffic News SMG 1572

    On January 29 (Wed.) 2020, yellow buses, or “Green Circulating Buses,” will start their engines to let passengers conveniently move between major downtown points and tourist spots in Seoul with lower fares than that for green or blue buses.

    A total of 27 buses per day will be operating from 6:30 a.m. (first bus) to 11 p.m. (last bus). The fare is KRW 600, half the fare of the existing buses (KRW 1,200). When passengers get on board the “Green Circulating Bus” of the same number within 30 minutes (or within one hour from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.), they are not charged for an additional fare (free transfers are allowed up to four times). The benefit of free transfer is also available between the subway or other city buses.

    <Operation of Green Circulating Bus: 27 Buses among 4 Routes>

    • 01 (Circulating outside downtown)
      : Seoul Station – Seodaemun Station – Dongnimmun Gate – Sajikdan Shrine – Gyeongbokgung Palace – Changdeokgung Palace – Dongdaemun – Euljiro
    • 02 (Circulating Namsan Mountain)
      : Namsan Tower – Yejang Jarak – Chungmuro Station – Dongguk Univ. Station – Namsan Tower
    • 03 (Circulating inside downtown)
      : City Hall – Gyeongbokgung Palace – Insa-dong – Jongno 2-ga – Myeong-dong – City Hall
    • 04 (Connecting to Namsan Mountain)
      : Namsan Tower – City Hall – Jongno 2-ga – Dongdaemun – DDP – Dongguk Univ. Station – Namsan Tower
    Operation of Green Circulating Bus: 27 Buses among 4 Routes
    No. Route No. of Buses Length of Route Number of Operations Length of Authorized Route (km) Duration of Operation
    (min.)
    No. of Operations Interval First Bus Last Bus
    01 Circulating outside downtown A 5 11.8 2 times 23.6 115 30 12-20 0630 2240
    B 5 11.8 2 times 23.6 115 30 12-20 0630 2240
    02 Circulating Namsan Mountain 6 8.0 2 times 16.0 60 66 7-12 0630 2245
    03 Circulating inside downtown 3 6.0 3 times 18.0 130 15 10-13 0630 2300
    04 Connecting to Namsan Mountain 8 12.0 1 time 12.0 65 77 11-13 0630 2230

    Seoul expects that the Green Circulating Buses will ease citizens’ inconvenience due to the ban on the operation of class 5 vehicles in the green traffic zone that was established starting on December 1, 2019, as well as connect the areas (Jongno, Jung-gu, etc) of which the connection was incomplete with the existing buses.