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  • Seoul to Operate Four ‘Custom Year-end’ Owl Bus Routes in Gangnam and Hongdae

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    Owl Bus

    Seoul will newly organize and operate four owl buses temporarily at the year-end starting from Dec. 1, 2018 at 00:10 (to be operated until Dec. 30, 2018, 03:30).

    Two additional buses will be added to each of the four owl bus routes in operation (N13, N15, N16, N26) that are to run through main downtown areas (Dongdaemun, Jongno, Euljiro, Seoul Station, etc.), with the plan to reduce the intervals of owl buses. Areas where owl buses are not normally operated will be linked with existing owl bus routes to offer passengers the convenience of taking the owl bus to their destinations instead of taking a late night taxi.

    The 72 owl buses in nine bus routes will temporarily be extended to 92 buses in 13 routes (increase of 20 buses) in December for increased public transport convenience of citizens in the late hours at the end of the year.

    The four routes to operate from 00:10 on Dec. 1 until 03:30 on Dec. 30 are N877 (Bukgajwa 2-dong – Hongik Univ. Station), N866 (Guro 3-dong – Yeouido Station), N854 (Sillim-dong – Konkuk Univ. Station), and N824 (Konkuk Univ. Station – Gangnam Station). The buses will operate five days a week during the fixed period (Wednesdays-Sundays) and will run on Dec. 25 (Tue) during the hours between 00:10 and 03:30 when great numbers of passengers are expected. Four of the existing owl bus routes operating in downtown areas (N13, N15, N16, N26) will be temporarily increased for the end of the year period.

    Owl Bus Routes
    No.Route No.Main StopsNumber of Operating BusesBus Intervals
    (Existing)
    First Bus
    Last Bus
    1N13Dongdaemun Station, Gangnam Station, Jamsil Station8→1025-3000:00
    03:30
    2N15Jonggak Station, Seoul Station, Noryangjin Station, Sadang Station8→1025-3500:00
    03:20
    3N16Suyu Station, Eulji-ro, Seoul Station, Sindorim Station8→1025-3000:10
    03:35
    4N26Cheongnyangni Station, Jonggak Station, Sinchon Station8→1030-3500:00
    03:10

    Temporary increase of owl buses

    Temporary increase of owl buses
    RoutesMain StopsNumber of Operating BusesBus IntervalsNumber of times operated
    N877Ungam-dong Catholic Church, Myongji Univ., Yeonhui-dong, Hongik Univ. Station225-35 min.8
    N866Namguro Station, Guro Digital Complex Station, Singil-dong, Yeongdeungpo Station, Yeouido Station325-35 min.9
    N854Sillim Station, Sadang Station, Bangbae Station, Seoul Nat’l Univ. of Education Station, Gangnam Station425-35 min.8
    N824Gangnam Station, Nonhyeon Station, Gangnam-gu Office Station, Cheongdam Station, Konkuk Univ. Station325-35 min. 9

    Operation hours: 00:10-03:30
    Operation period: Five days a week, Dec. 2, 2018 – Dec. 30, 2018 (Wednesdays-Sundays)

    Fare: 2,150 KRW (same as existing owl bus fare)