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South Korea set to expand train network

5th April 2011

Travel in South Korea is set to get faster as officials announce an upgrade to the country's bullet train network

Travel time is set to be halved as South Korea plans an expansion and upgrade to its bullet train system.

A journey from the capital city, Seoul, to the south-eastern port of Busan, currently takes two and a half hours; this journey will be shortened to around an hour and fifteen minutes.

Officials said the plans are a move to cut greenhouse gas emissions, with the Transportation Ministry predicting 7.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gasses will be saved per year.

Combined with South Korea's new train ticket system, which we reported on in the current issue of Wanderlust, the move will make travelling around the country easier for travellers.

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