South Korea Opens New High Speed Line, Introduces Second Operator

South Korea has opened the new Suseo high-speed line, a branch on the busy Seoul – Busan and Seoul – Mokpo rail corridors that provide a third terminus in the South Korean capital and better connectivity for Gyeonggi province.   Constructed over 4 years from 2011 to 2015, the 61.1-kilometer branch runs from Suseo station … Continue reading

Korail Restarts DMZ Train Service

South Korean rail operator Korail has resumed operations of its DMZ Train between Seoul Station and Dorasan Station near the 38th parallel, the most heavily militarized border in the world. The first train pulled out of Seoul Station on 4 May 2014 for the first time in 6 years.   Operating twice a day with … Continue reading

Seoul Airport Rail Link Begins Operations

Travellers arriving at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport now have another convenient option of commuting to Seoul. On Tuesday, operations began on the AREX rail link connecting the airport and downtown Seoul, with an express service making the 61-kilometer journey in 43 minutes and a commuter service stopping at 8 stations enroute.    Express Line Departing every 30 minutes from … Continue reading

Next-Generation KTX Train Enters Service

South Korea heralded a new chapter in the country’s rail transportation with the debut of its first locally-developed high speed train, joining an elite club of nations (France, Germany and Japan) to develop high-speed rail technology. Following a trial run in February 2010, the second-generation KTX-Sancheon, which can attain speeds of up to 350 kilometers … Continue reading