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  General Information

  The train service in Korea is provided and operated by the Korean National Railroad (KORAIL). Tourists can use this fast, safe and reliable service with very reasonable prices. Trains are operated by strict schedules, and there is no delay or traffic jam like traveling by automobile, so that you can get your destination on time at any time of the year. KORAIL's routes literally cover all over the country, and there are three kinds of trains being operated: the Super-Express Saemaeul-ho, Express Mugunghwa-ho, and Limited Express Tongil-ho.

The Super-Expresss Saemaeul-ho
This train service provides various services for passengers: clean and spacious seats, the fastest train speed, pay-phone service, and tables for notebook computers on seats. For these reasons, so many business people like to use the Super-Express Saemaul-ho, yet it is the most expensive train service. The train is divided with the first- and second-class sections, and passengers can also use the dinning room section of the train.

The Express Mugunghwa-ho
Most passengers prefer Mugunghwa-ho to go from one city to another city. It also provides a very clean and comfortable service to passengers with most routes. The train is divided with the first- and second-class sections.
  • Seoul Station
    Everyday about 90,000 people use the gate of the nation's capital, Seoul Station. The station was opened first in 1990 as Gyeongseong Station, and its name was changed to the current Seoul Station in 1946. In 1981, it was assigned as the historic site # 284. In 1988, the station was expanded to a compound of a train station and shopping arcade, and the Train Museum is open for public that visitors can see the history of trains and its services in Korea along with cultural center that often holds various cultural exhibitions in Seoul Station.

    Address: 122, Bongnae-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

    Transportation: Subway Line1 & 4: Seoul Station

    Tel: 1544-7788(ARS)


  • Cheongnyangni Station
    It was opened in 1914, and the current name became an official name for the station in 1942, and the station building was remodeled to the current one in 1959. The average passengers per day about 36,000, and 32 round trip trains are operated in this station. This station is the beginning point of Gyeongchun-seon, Jungang-seon, Taebaek-seon and Yeongdong-seon (Routes) connected to the East Coast and several National Parks. The station is also a center of business in the east part of Seoul, and there are many large side stores, and old style markets are crowded around the station.

    Address: 588-1, Jeonnong-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul

    Transportation: Subway Line 1 (KORAIL): Cheongnyangni Station

    Tel: 1544-7788(ARS)

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