Ewha is offering free-of-charge shuttle bus services from March 2. Two routes start from Ewha Womans University Station (Subway Line No. 2, Exit 3) and Gyeongbokgung Station (Subway Line No.3, Exit 1). Each bus has 29 seats, and about 10 standing passengers can board. Buses run from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an hour lunch break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Buses starting from Ewha Womans University Station, will run in 20 minute intervals from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. During rush hours, the bus will run in 10 minute intervals from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Buses starting from Gyeongbokgung Station will run in 30 minute intervals. Buses will not run on weekends or holidays.
The buses were brought in mainly for safety reasons. “Many students take taxis to class. The school decided that buses are more suitable and safe,” said Na Kwang-sik from the Office of General Affairs. “We hope to see more students getting to classes on time, and see less taxies on campus, for safety reasons.”
The shuttle bus had been continuously demanded, especially by the students from the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.
The shuttle buses are from a private enterprise, financially supported by the school. The buses are to be operated continuously.