Seoul will be implementing “Special Traffic Measures for the New Year’s Holiday” to greet the national New Year’s holiday. Times for last train and bus will be pushed back for citizens returning home or coming back to Seoul late at night. Traffic will be dispersed throughout the city’s expressways according to the traffic prediction service, and the operation of bus-only lanes will be extended for more quick and comfortable trips in and out of Seoul.
<Extended last train and bus times on the day of and the day after the holiday, and Owl buses will run for a full 24 hours>
On New Year’s Day (the 5th) and the following day (the 6th) when heavy traffic is expected due to people returning to Seoul, last train and bus times will be extended to 2 A.M. of the next day. Nine Owl bus lines and 2,995 nighttime taxis will operate normally through the holiday period to ameliorate the discomfort of moving around the city after arriving in Seoul late at night.
Subway lines 1-9 and the Ui-Sinseol LRT will run until 2 A.M., based on their arrival time at their last stations.
City bus times will also be extended until 2 A.M.. This is applicable to 130 routes that pass through five train stations (Seoul Station, Yongsan Station, Yeongdeungpo Station, Cheongnyangni Station, Suseo Station) and four bus terminals (Seoul Express Bus [Gangnam] Terminal, Dongseoul Bus Terminal, Nambu Bus Terminal, Sangbong Terminal).
<Traffic will be easier and faster thanks to the traffic prediction service and extended operation of bus-only lanes>
Traffic predictions provided by big data analytics will help citizens check and make travel plans. The Seoul Transport Operation & Information Service website (http://topis.seoul.go.kr) and the Seoul TOPIS app will provide daily and hourly predictions about congested areas and route times in addition to public transportation route operation times and special traffic measures for the holiday.