Tuesday, January 08, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, December 27 2007] Korea Readies Nation's 1st Bullet Train

The government will hold a presentation to mark the completion of the nation's first bullet train at Gwangmyeong Station on Thursday, 11 years after the project began.

The train has been in testing since 2002 and has logged around 200,000 km on the rails without a single accident.

In December 2004 it set a Korean railway speed record of 352.4 km/h, according to an official from the Ministry of Construction and Transportation.

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