I recently had to go down to Daegu. Given that traffic is almost always bad along the Gyeongbu Expressway, I usually take the KTX if I go into that part of the country. The trains go very fast. They reach speeds of 300 km/h. Instead of taking a domestic flight, it is generally easier and often just as fast to take the train unless you’re going to Gwangju. For some reason, high speed rail doesn’t extend all the way down there yet. The trains were built by Hyundai-Rotem in association with Alstom, the French builders of the famed TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), France’s high speed rail.
Posted by: rbbadger | January 22, 2010