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  • Subway and Bus Operations for Seoul International Fireworks Festival

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  • The Seoul Metropolitan Government has come up with guidelines to minimize the traffic congestion in the festival area and help visitors safely attend the 2017 Seoul International Fireworks Festival on September 30 (Sat).

    < Restricted traffic flow at Yeouidong-ro and increased operation of Line 5 & 9 by 92 times >

    The roads on Yeouidong-ro (South of Mapodaegyo Bridge – In front of 63 Building) will be controlled between 2pm and 9:30pm on the 30th (Sat). (※ Festival Period: 1pm – 9:30pm)
    The entryway to Olympic-daero, Nodeul-gil and 63 Building will also be controlled flexibly depending on the traffic conditions.

    As such, the 20 bus routes that pass through Yeouidong-ro will take a detour between 1pm and 9:30pm and the four bus stops that are inside the control area will not be available for use.

    To prepare for a concentrated volume of public transportation users, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will increase the number of subway Line 5 & 9 operations by 92 times between 4pm and 11:30pm. Additionally, there will be 11 spare trains on standby in case of an emergency situation. Buses will be concentrated one hour before and after the event time at stops near the venue.

    < Increased safety guards by five times at stations, Drive through Yeouinaru Station without stopping in the event of extreme congestion >

    On the day of the festival, 247 safety guards, five times more than usual, will be placed at 18 stations near the event venue such as Yeouido Station and Yeouinaru Station.

    They will be in charge of platform safety doors, escalator safety, traffic control at platforms, entrances, exits and staircases, instructions on how to use single use transportation cards, how to walk to the event venue, etc.

    To prepare for passengers coming in all at once in large volume, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will also install temporary ticket booths selling transportation cards and sell tickets at convenience stores. We will also install restrooms outside the stations.

    Avoid using the roads and subway stations near the event venue on the day of the festival between 3pm and 7pm and then again between 8pm and 10pm. If you plan on using a single use transportation card, we recommend that you purchase a return ticket in advance.

    Yeouinaru Station (Line 5), which will be accessed by the largest number of visitors, may be closed or passed through with stopping depending on the traffic volume.

    Check the controlled areas and temporarily changed traffic information on the website of Seoul Traffic Information Center TOPIS (http://topis.seoul.go.kr).

    Vehicle Control and Detour Bus Information for Seoul International Fireworks Festival

    □ Control Duration: 2pm-9:30pm, September 30, 2017 (Sat)

    • ○ Yeouidong-ro (South of Mapodaegyo Bridge – In front of 63 Building), Olympic-daero, Nodeul-gil, 63 Building Entryway (flexible)
      Yeouidong-ro (South of Mapodaegyo Bridge – In front of 63 Building), Olympic-daero, Nodeul-gil, 63 Building Entryway (flexible)
    □ Detour Bus Route (20 routes)

    Detour Bus Route (20 routes) table
    Region Number
    Seoul City
    (16 routes)
    Intra-city Bus
    (14 routes)
    261, 262, 360, 461, 662, 753, 5534, 5615, 5618,
    5633, 5713, 6623, 7611, 7613
    Maeul Bus
    (2)
    Yeongdeungpo 10, Yeongdeungpo 11
    Gyeonggi-do
    (4 routes)
    108, 10, 700, 7007-1

    Support Plan for Subway Use in Connection to the Venue of the 2017 Seoul International Fireworks Festival
    Support Plan for Subway Use in Connection to the Venue of the 2017 Seoul International Fireworks Festival

    1. Line 9 Dangsan-Sinnonhyeon
    Operation of 74 special trains
    2. Dangsan (Stationing of safety guards)
    3. Yeouido (Stationing of safety guards) 4. 63 Building
    5. Saetgang (Stationing of safety guards) 6. Noryangjin (Stationing of safety guards)
    7. Nodeul (Stationing of safety guards) 8. Dongjak (Stationing of safety guards)
    9. In-bound and out-bound operation of Line 5
    18 additional operations
    10. Singil (Stationing of safety guards)
    11. Flexible non-stop operation
    Yeouinaru (Stationing of safety guards)
    12. Mapo (Stationing of safety guards)
    13. Gongdeok (Stationing of safety guards) 14. Pass by Yeouidong-ro
    Temporary detour of intra-city buses and maeul buses
    15. Sinyongsan (Stationing of safety guards) 16. Ichon (Stationing of safety guards)

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