Photo Credit: KORAIL (Korea Railway)
The Central Inland Region Tour Train will begin operation starting April 12, and will give passengers an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountain areas of Chungcheongbuk-do, Gangwon-do, and Gyeongsangbuk-do.
The Central Inland Region Tour Train will have two different courses. The O-train will run along a circular track, and the V-train will run through scenic valleys. The O-train will depart Seoul on a 257.2km course through Jecheon in Chungcheongbuk-do, Taebaek in Gangwon-do, Yeongju in Gyeongsangbuk-do, and back through Jecheon before returning to Seoul. The O-train runs four times a day, carrying up to 205 people in four cars including a car for couples and a car for families. The train also has an observation car with a café in it. The V-train runs on a 27.7km track connecting Buncheon in Gyeongsangbuk-do and Cheolam in Gwangwon-do. It has 3 cars that can accommodate up to 158 people, a café, and a section with specially designed seats for enjoying scenery.
The train tickets are in the same price range as the Saemaeul Line (top tier trains) and ticket purchase is available online or on-site. The opening ceremony for the train service and the trial runs have already been completed.
|Departure time||Travel time
|O-train||Seoul –> Jecheon
Jecheon -> Seoul
|Jecheon – Yeongju – Taebaek - Jecheon||09:55/ 10:00/ 15:00/ 15:03||4h 50m|
|V-train||Buncheon –> Cheolam||08:50/ 12:05/ 14:55||1h 10m
Courtesy of Korail (Korea Railway)