Bureau and Corporate Funded Body
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will install and operate four Squirrel Bus routes, customized rush hour buses that go back and forth between sections with extreme congestion inside buses, during rush hour starting on June 26, 2017.
The Squirrel Bus, because it operates on short sections with few buses, is a bus service that effective responds to the need of citizens by satisfying both the demand for less congestion and the efficiency of bus operation.
The four routes that will be on trial operation starting on June 26 include buses 8761 (Gwangheungchang Station – National Assembly), 8771 (Gusan Middle School – Nokbeon Station), 8551 (Bongcheong Station – Noryangjin Station) and 8331 (Macheon Intersection – Jamsil).
Once the Squirrel Buses begin their operation, bus intervals are expected to reduce by 3 to 4 minutes on average for congested sections by operating buses between congested areas.
Congested route buses that are operating in the customized bus section include buses 153 (Gwangheungchang Station – National Assembly Station), 702A & 702B (Gusan Middle School – Nokbeon Station), 500, 5535 (Bongcheong Station – Noryangjin Station) and 3315 (Macheon Intersection – Jamsil). They operate on intervals of 6 to 8 minutes. Once the Squirrel Buses are in operation, the waiting time for buses during rush hour is expected to reduce to 3 to 4 minutes.
Trial routes will be operated for two hours on weekdays. Congestion relief conditions and the citizen response to the Squirrel Bus implementation will be monitored to determine the feasibility of expanded operations of the buses including operations after office hours and operations in other areas.
Inquiries: Bus Policy Division 82-2-2133-2282
|Origin and Destination||Cars||Distance||Interval||No. of Operations||Hours|
|Gwangheungchang Station – National Assembly Station||4||8.5㎞||9~12 minutes||12||07:00~09:00|
|Gusan Middle School – Nokbeon Station||4||7.7㎞||10~11 minutes||12||07:00~09:00|
|Bongcheong Station – Noryangjin Station||5||12.3㎞||10~12 minutes||11||07:00~09:00|
|Macheon Intersection – Jamsil||5||12.1㎞||10~11 minutes||12||07:00~09:00|