Seoul subway lines gradually resume late-night services

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Seoul subway lines gradually resume late-night services

All Seoul subway lines will resume late-night operations from August, with lines No. 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 starting to run until 1 a.m. from Tuesday.
Seoul City said Sunday that Seoul Metro, the municipal-owned operator of the capital's subway system, reached an agreement with Korail, the national railway operator, to extend operating hours for all subway lines. The operating hours were reduced by one hour to midnight two years ago because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, the lines will continue to stop at midnight on weekends and public holidays.
The extension of daily operation hours has already started with private subway lines including line No. 9, the Ui light rapid transit (LRT) and the Sillim Line, which started running until 1 a.m. from May 30.
From Tuesday, subway lines No. 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 — the subway lines serving millions of passengers every day and connecting the central parts of Seoul — will run through 1 a.m.
Beginning July 1, subway line No. 1 as well as the Suin-Bundang Line, the Gyeongui-Jungang Line, the Gyeongchun Line and the Seohae Line will also resume late-night services.
And finally from August 1, lines No. 3 and 4 will extend their operating hours to 1 a.m.
The Seoul metropolitan government says that the gradual extension of subway service hours is inevitable, as line No. 1, 3 and 4 are jointly run by Seoul Metro and Korail, requiring the two organizations to work together to safety adjust operation systems.
New timetables can be found in each subway station or on the Seoul Metro official website.

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