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  • Seoul to Extend Service Hours of 88 City Bus Routes for the End of the Year

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    Seoul will extend the service hours of 88 bus routes that circle Seoul’s major stops for fourteen days, from Dec. 17, 2018 to the night of Dec. 31 (early morning of Jan. 1, 2019). On Sunday nights (Dec. 23, Dec. 30), bus times will not be extended in consideration of the number of passengers after midnight.

    Since this season sees higher than normal usage of buses during late hours, the year-end sees a 26.1% increase in the number of bus passengers after midnight.

    Seoul will meet the demands of late-night transportation that temporarily increases at the end of the year, with the service hour extension of city buses, and the city plans to improve connections with the existing Owl buses (nine bus routes), and the custom year-end Owl buses (four bus routes) that began operation on Dec. 1, 2018, to help citizens return home to all parts of Seoul during late hours.

    Seoul selected eleven spots (Seoul Station, Jongno 2(i)ga, Myeong-dong, Guro, Yeongdeungpo, Sinchon, Hongik Univ. Station, Gangnam Station, Yeoksam, Konkuk Univ.) where citizens are most active until late at night. City buses will operate for citizens to board the buses by 01:00 at the applicable spots.

    There are a total 88 bus routes, including three lines at Seoul Station, twelve at Jongno 2(i)ga, four at Myeong-dong, and eleven at Gangnam Station. Bus routes with extended service hours will be posted inside the vehicles (on the front window).

    Main stops for bus routes (88 routes) with extended service hours

    Main stops for bus routes (88 routes) with extended service hours
    Main Stop Operating Route
    Jongno 2(i)ga
    (12 bus routes)
    103, 501
    101, 160
    260, 262, 273, 370
    270, 470
    721, 7212
    Seoul Station Bus Transfer Center
    (4 bus routes)
    401 (extended to 01:45), 708
    261, 701
    Myeong-dong
    (4 bus routes)
    104, 463
    105, 507
    Konkuk Univ.
    (6 bus routes)
    2222, 4212
    240, 2016, 3217
    3220
    Sinchon Station
    (4 bus routes)
    7011
    707 (extended to 02:00), 7611, 7713
    Hongik Univ. Station
    (14 bus routes)
    271, 761, 7612
    602, 603, 604, 5712, 5714, 6712, 6716
    153
    7016, 7711, 7737
    Guro Station
    (3 bus routes)
    503, 5615
    5626
    Yeouido
    (7 bus routes)
    5626
    6654
    6623
    461, 5623
    753
    7613
    5713
    Yeongdungpo
    (19 bus routes)
    641, 650, 5012, 6514, 6516, 6629
    5625
    605, 661, 6628, 6631
    5616
    600, 5618, 6512, 6513, 6515
    670, 6637
    Gangnam Station
    (11 bus routes)
    440, 441, 9408
    140, 144, 145, 741
    640
    4412
    340
    3412
    Yeoksam·Sinsa Station
    (4 bus routes)
    9404
    147
    740
    146