With the beginning of the line 9 subway union strike on November 30, 2017, the city of Seoul has mobilized emergency transport measures including the assignment of reserve city buses and charter buses. The strike is expected to last for 6 days from November 30.
The city plans to position 2 city employees at each of the 25 stations from the start date on November 30 for on-site inspections to confirm normal operations. Step-by-step alternatives were also arranged to mediate any difficulties with normal operations.
Emergency Transport Measures : Focus on rush-hour
- □ Expansion of Downtown Bus Operations
- ○ 62 reserve buses assigned to 46 routes
- – Mainly via Noryangjin, Yeouido, Express Bus Terminal, Dangsan, Gayang, Yeomchang, National Assembly, Deungchon, Sinnonhyun, Bongeunsa
- □ Shuttle Bus Service
- ○ Long-distance charter buses (6am~9am, every 7~10 minutes)
- – Sports Complex Station ~ Yeouido Station (9 stops, 36km) 26 buses, round-trip
- ○ Local charter buses (7am~9am, every 5 minutes)
- – Gayang Station ~ Dangsan Station (direct, 5.9km) 12 buses, round-trip
- – Yeomchang Station ~ Dangsan Station (direct, 3.1km) 8 buses, round-trip
- ⇒ Postings in stations and intercom announcements to inform citizens
- □ Custom morning commute bus ‘Daramjwi Bus’ (Chipmunk Bus)
- – 1 hour extension of running time (6am~9am)
- ○ #8761 route, Gwangheungchang Station ~ National Assembly Station (8.5km), 4 buses
- ○ #8551 route, Bongcheon Station ~ Noryangjin Station (12.3km), 5 buses
The subway Line 9 labor strike ended on December 5, 2017.