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    Useful Information for the Chuseok Season

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will implement Five Chuseok Plans between September 27 and October 10, 2017 so that citizens can enjoy a safe, comfortable traditional holiday.

    ① One, implement a special inspection and carry out preventative measures to check road facilities, construction sites, and fire-prone areas to prevent accidents before the start of Chuseok. Have an emergency duty lineup ready to prepare for any unexpected natural disasters such as heavy rain. Station rescue teams on standby at major subway stations, terminals and cemeteries.

    ② Two, increase the number of Express bus / intercity bus operations by 20%, and capacity by 51% (compared to a regular day) to carry 130,000 travelers daily on average. Also, provide advanced and real-time traffic information through various media to promote travel convenience and establish traffic order through controlling illegal parking or refusal to accept customers by taxis.
    (☞ Check road traffic in real-time: Website for checking Seoul’s traffic conditions: http://topis.seoul.go.kr/ )

    During nighttime, 9 owl bus lines (11:40pm ~ 5:00am) and 2,580 night taxis (9:00pm~9:00am) will be in operation. The SMG will not, however, extend the last bus hours for public transportation.

    Useful Information for the Chuseok Season
    No. Route Number Origin and Destination Interval Hours of Operation
    1 N13 Sanggye-dong~Jangji-dong 25~30 min 00:00~03:30
    2 N15 Ui-dong~Sadang Station 25~35 min 00:00~03:20
    3 N16 Dobongsan Mountain~Onsu-dong 25~30 min 00:20~03:45 (Onsu-dong)
    00:10~03:35 (Dobongsan Mountain)
    4 N26 Banghwa-dong~Sinnae-dong 30~35 min 00:00~03:10
    5 N30 Gangil-dong~Seoul Station 30~35 min 23:30~03:40
    6 N37 Jingwan-dong~Jangji-dong 25~30 min 00:00~03:10
    7 N61 Sinjeong-dong~Nowon Station 20~25 min 23:50~03:45
    8 N62 Sinjeong-dong~Myeonmok-dong 30 min 23:40~03:00
    9 N65 Gaehwa-dong~Siheung-dong 25~30 min 00:00~3:10

    Useful Information for the Chuseok Season

    ③ Three, 170 emergency medical institutions and 200 pharmacies will be opened during the holiday to prepare for emergency situations.

    ☞ National Emergency Medical Center website: http://www.e-gen.or.kr/egen/main.do
    ☞ Pharmacy 114 website: http://www.pharm114.or.kr/

    < Special Operation of the 120 Dasan Call Center during Chuseok [Sep. 30 (Sat) ~ Oct. 9 (Mon)] >

    ◈ Description: Information on transportation, medical services, living and cultural activities

    – Transportation: Inquiries on hours of operation of trains and buses at train stations and terminals

    – Emergency: Inquiries on emergency centers and pharmacies, reporting illegal parking or dumping trash

    – Culture: Inquiries on Chuseok events in Seoul and other autonomous districts, operation status of cultural facilities, etc.

    – Living: Trash disposal schedule, administrative affairs of cities and districts

    Cultural Events for Chuseok

    Traditional Culture

    Traditional Culture
    Date/Time Location Title Fee
    Oct 3-5
    Yard at Namsangol Hanok Village
    /Outdoor Stage at the Yard of Cheonugak
    How to Enjoy Chuseok at Namsangol Village Free
    (Certain programs are free)
    Oct 5-8
    Seoul City Hall
    Citizens Hall
    Traditional games Free


    Date Location Title Fee
    Oct 5-7. Seoul Baekje Museum 2017 Hangawi Museum Festival Free
    Sep 29-Oct 1 Seoul Museum of Art Buk Seoul Museum of Art Seoul Cake Week 2017 Free
    Oct 7 Sejong Art Garden Sejong Art Market “So-So” Free


    Date/Time Location Title Fee
    Sep 28-29
    Crown Haitai Theater,
    Seoul Namsan Gugak Center
    Korean Music in the World 20,000 won
    Sep 30, Oct 7
    Cheonugak Outdoor Stage,
    Namsangol Hanok Village
    Saturday Excursion for Traditional Tunes Free
    Sep 30
    Changnyeongwigung Ritual House, Dream Forest Art Center Forest Ensemble
    “Dreams and Memories”
    Oct 4
    Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater Chuseok Games Free