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[Korea] Suncheon Bay’s eco-friendly ‘Sky Cube’ train opens April 20

Photo credit: Eco Trans POSCO

Sky Cube, the country’s first fully unmanned Personal Rapid Transit (PRT), officially opened on April 20, 2014, giving passengers better views of Suncheon Bay Garden and the area’s great natural surroundings.

Since it runs on electric energy and does not generate exhaust emissions, Sky Cube provides an accessible means of transportation to experience the beautiful scenery of Suncheon while allowing the natural environment to stay unharmed.

The 4.64-kilometer-long railway connects Suncheon’s Dream Bridge with Suncheon’s Literature Center in 10 minutes. Sky Cube has a total of 40 railcars, with each one being able to accommodate six to nine passengers. Passengers can only get on and get off at the arrival and destination stations (no stops in between) and tickets cost 5,000 won.

Suncheon’s other attractions include Suncheonman Bay Ecological Park (Field of Reeds), Naganeupseong Folk Village and Suncheon Open Film Set.

More info

<Suncheon Bay Garden>

☞ Address: 66, Namseungnyong-ro, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
☞ Operating hours

 Period

Ticketing time

Admission hours

 April - May

08:30 - 17:00

09:00 - 18:00

 September - October

 June - August

08:30 - 18:00

09:00 - 19:00

 November - March

08:30 - 16:00

09:00 - 17:00

☞ Admission: Adults 5,000 won / Students (Ages 13-18) 3,000 won / Children (Ages 6-12) 2,000 won
☞ Sky Cube Fare: 5,000 won (Free for kids aged 7 or younger)
☞ Website: http://www.scgardens.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ Inquiries: +82-1577-2013 (Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ Directions:
    • 10 min taxi ride from either Suncheon Station or Suncheon Bus Terminal.
    • Train (KTX): Yongsan Station → Suncheon Station (Fare: 40,000 won /
    Travel time: approx. 3.1 hrs / First train 05:20 / Last train 21:15)
    • Train (Regular): Yongsan Station → Suncheon Station (Fare: 24,300-36,100 won /
    Travel time: approx. 4.5 hrs / First train 06:35 / Last train 22:45)
    • Bus: Seoul Central City Bus Terminal → Suncheon Bus Terminal (Fare: 28,600 won /
    Travel time: approx. 4hrs / First bus 06:10 / Last bus 23:55)
The first and the last operating time are based on weekly schedule.
The fares listed are for adults and economic seat standard.
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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Courtesy of Suncheon Bay Garden

Date
05/02/2014
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