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Free shuttles planned for Daegu

Organizers of the upcoming World Championships in Athletics will offer free shuttle services to the main stadium for visitors during the eight-day event, they said over the weekend.

The buses will run in the metropolitan city, just over 185 miles southeast of Seoul, during the Aug. 27 to Sept. 4 event from five locations: Gosan and Sinmae Stations on subway line No. 2; East Daegu Station for the high-speed KTX line; a station in Beommul-dong; and Yulha Station on subway line No. 1.

They will travel to Daegu Stadium from 7:30 a.m. and will be available every three to 10 minutes. The last buses will leave two hours after the day’s events wrap up.

In addition, Daegu city officials said regular city buses and subway trains will extend their services during the championships.

“Some roads will be closed to traffic around Daegu Stadium, and we expect to see some heavy congestion in parking lots,” a Daegu official said. “We hope visitors will use public transit as it will be more convenient than driving their own vehicles.”

This year’s event is expected to be the biggest in the history of the Worlds, bringing together nearly 2,500 athletes from at least 207 countries. Headliners include sprint king Usain Bolt.

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