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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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South Korea travel guide, including map of South Korea, top South Korean travel experiences, tips for travel in South Korea, plus where to escape the crowds
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Express services between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport will be cancelled between December the 26th and January the 2nd, causing major travel disruptions
German rail company Deutsche Bahn has been given the right to run train services through the Channel Tunnel, further connecting the UK to Europe
The Thai cabinet has approved plans to invest $68billion into the country’s railway and other transport projects
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