Korean high speed line starts operation

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Services started on the second phase of the Seoul-Busan high-speed line between Daegu and Busan in Korea on Nov. 1. The new 77-mile line has cost around $7 billion to build and will reduce the journey from the capital Seoul to Busan by 22 minutes taking the 259-mile journey to just 2 hours and 18 minutes. Operator KTX expects the new line to boost passenger numbers by 27 percent to 135,000 a day.

Services started on the second phase of the Seoul-Busan high-speed line between Daegu and Busan in Korea on Nov. 1. The new 77-mile line has cost around $7 billion to build and will reduce the journey from the capital Seoul to Busan by 22 minutes taking the 259-mile journey to just 2 hours and 18 minutes. Operator KTX expects the new line to boost passenger numbers by 27 percent to 135,000 a day.

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