Seoul Night Bus a Runaway Success

  • From the Seoul Metropolitan Government

    November 29, 2013 11:16

     A night bus service that has been running since Sept. 13 in Seoul carried a whopping 303,940 passengers in the first fifty days, averaging 6,079 a day.

    Expanded from two to nine lines, each bus averaged a total of 138 passengers per night, with 5.8 boarding at each of the 1,056 stops.

    Early Saturday mornings saw the most passengers, followed by Wednesdays, Fridays, Thursdays and Sundays.

    Some 55.2 percent of all passengers boarded the midnight buses between 1 a.m. and 3 p.m.

    Office workers accounted for 64.6 percent of passengers, followed by drivers for hire at 23.5 percent and students at 11.9 percent.

    About 77 percent overall are men, but the proportion of female passengers rose from 12.3 percent to 23 during the pilot period.

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