South Korea: faster bullet train service to southwestern region

South Korea_KTX_Incheon_L1Faster bullet train services linking Seoul with the southwestern part of the country will be introduced in March. The services will greatly reduce travel times, the country’s railway network authority announced.
The Korea Rail Network Authority (KR Network) said travelers will be able to travel from the capital city to Gwangju, located 330 kilometers south, in 93 minutes, compared to around three hours at present. There are already Korea Train Express (KTX) services to Gwangju, but this service is hampered by the bullet trains having to use conventional tracks for part of the journey that limited speeds to 150 kilometers per hour.
With the opening of dedicated high-speed tracks, the KTX will be able to travel at up to 300 km per hour.


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