Photo credit: Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail)
Developed and manufactured using Korean technology, the new ITX (intercity train express)-Saemaeul trains will be gradually replacing the 40-year-old Saemaeul-ho class of trains starting May 12, 2014.
Saemaeul-ho trains are currently making 50 trips a day to different parts of the nation. Among them, 30 major routes running on the Gyeongbu Line (Seoul-Busan), the Honam Line (Seoul-Daejeon-Mokpo), and the Jeolla Line (Jeollanam-do and Jeollabuk-do areas) are scheduled to be replaced by the new ITX-Saemaeul trains by July 2014.
The new ITX-Saemaeul trains offer more passenger comfort due to the increased stability and reduced noise. Wheelchair seats, nursing rooms, lockers and other passenger amenities are also available.
Courtesy of Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail)