Bullet Train KTX To Open New Seoul Gwangju Line

kpride, March 12, 2015, 10:37 a.m.

A new bullet train service linking Seoul with Gwangju and the southwest will start operating next month.  The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Wednesday said the new KTX route will be officially launched on April 1 and actual operations will begin a day later. 

The trip from Seoul to Gwangju will take only an hour and 33 minutes. At present, it takes two hours and 39 minutes. Ticket sales start Friday.  A ministry official said safety checks on the railway have been completed and no problems were found.

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