Dear all, Long-waited KTX Wonju Gangneung line is ready and official KTX Sancheon service is expected to be from mid December 2017. Let’s take a look on the newly built train station and how you can design your trip during Olympic season!
Here you can see how wide the new line’s coverage is and how fast it can run to transport passengers. Can you imagine you can travel from Seoul to Gangneung within 1 hour and 10 minutes only?
- Gyeonggangseon: Wonju-Gangneung line is 120.7km and construction period is 5 and half years.
- 34 new tunnels and 53 bridges were built. One of tunnels, Daegwallyeong tunnel in PyeongChang is the longest tunnel in Korea with length of 21.7km.
- The maximu speed of KTX is 250km/h so travelling time between ICN-Gangneung (275km) will be 5 hours reduced compared to Mugunghwaho train service.
- KORAIL has run the testing operation from July and official service will be starting from mid December 2017.
|KTX (Gyeonggangseon: Wonju – Gangneung Line) Fare|
|Departure||Jinbu Station||Gangneung Station|
|Incheon Int’l Airport (Terminal 2)||35,000 KRW||40,700 KRW|
|Incheon Int’l Airport (Terminal 1)||34,400 KRW||40,100 KRW|
|Seoul Station||22,000 KRW||27,600 KRW|
|Cheongryangri Station||20,300 KRW||26,000 KRW|
|Sangbong Station||19,900 KRW||25,600 KRW|
|Yangpyeong Station||15,300 KRW||21,000 KRW|
|Jinbu Station||–||8,400 KRW|
Introduction on new KTX stations in Olympic cities
Dunnae Station is located at Japogok-ri, Dunnae-myeon, Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do. It is near to Welli Hill Resort as well as Phoenix Park and Hanu (Korean Beef) BBQ town.
Jinbu (Odaesan) Station is located at Songjeong-ri, Jinbu-myeon, PyeongChang-gun, Gangwon-do. Passengers will take off at Jinbu station to move to Alpensia ski resort during 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.
PyeongChang Station is located at Jaesan-ri, Yongpyeong-myeon, PyeongChang-gun, Gangwon-do. It is about 10km away from Bongpyong-myeon in which buckwheat flower field and Lee Hyo Seok Cultural Hall are.
Gangneung Station is located at 176, Yongji-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do. Passengers are to take shuttle bus to move to Gangneung Olympic Park during 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.
Introduction on shuttle bus service in Olympic cities
- HAPPY 700 Package Tour Bus: 1-28 Feb
(Once a day)
|15,000 KRW||Jinbu Station → Hoenggye Transportation Center → Sky Ranch → Jeonggangwon → Lee Hyo Seok Memorial Hall → Woljeongsa → Jinbu Station → Hoenggye Transportation Hub|
(Once a day)
|2,500 KRW||Jinbu Station → Hoenggye Transportation Center → Woljeongsa → PyeongChang Trout Festival Site → Jinbu Station → Hoenggye Transportation Center|
(Once a day)
|Jinbu Station → Hoenggye Transportation Center → Woljeongsa → Daegwallyeong Snow Festival Site → Jinbu Station → Hoenggye Transportation Center|
- Shuttle Bus (Free): 9-25 Feb (Olympic Period), 9-18 Mar (Paralympic Period)
(Twice a day)
|Odaesan, Daegwallyeong||Jinbu Station → Woljeongsa → Yangtte Ranch → Uiyaji Wind Village → Sky Ranch → Samyang Ranch|
(Twice a day)
|Yongpyeong, Bongpyeong||Jinbu Station → PyeongChang Station → Jeonggangwon → Lee Hyo Seok Memorial Hall → Woljeongsa → Herb Nara → Phoenix Park|
② Gangneung (Free): 9-25 Feb (Olympic Period), 9-18 Mar (Paralympic Period)
(15 times a day)
|Gyeongpo||Gangneung Station → Gangneung Bus Terminal → Athlete Village/ Media Village → Ojukheon → Seongyojang → Gyeongpo Lake → Gyeongpo Beach → Heo Gyun▪Heo Nanseolheon Memorial Park → Gangneung Coffee Street → Traditional Market → Gangneung Dohobu Government Office → Gangneung Station|
(6 times a day)
|Jeongdongjin||Gangneung Station → Gangneung Bus Terminal → Athlete Village/ Media Village → Unification Park (Security Exhibition Hall) → Unification Park (Warship Exhibition Hall) → Hassla Art World → Hourglass Park → Sun Cruise Resort → Hassla Art World → Unification Park (Warship Pavilion) → Unification Park (Security Exhibition Hall) → Athlete Village/ Media Village → Gangneung Bus Terminal → Gangneung Station|
|Gangneung Station||Gangneung Bus Terminal||Athlete Village/ Media Village||Ojukheon||Seongyojang||Gyeongpo Lake||Gyeongpo Beach||Heo GyunHeo Nanseolheon Memorial Park||Gangneung Coffee Street||Traditional Market||Gangneung Dohobu Government Office||Gangneung Station|
|Gangneung Station||Gangneung Bus Terminal||Athlete Village/ Media Village||Unification Park (Security Exhibition Hall)||Unification Park (Warship Exhibition Hall)||Hassla Art World||Hourglass Park||Sun Cruise Resort|
[Special Promotion] PyeongChang KORAIL PASS with KORAIL and Korea Tourism Organization
The PyeongChang Korail Pass is a foreigner-exclusive train pass to commemorate the winter sport events taking place February-March 2018. The pass is available for purchase until December 10, 2017. Passes can be purchased in a 5 days type or a 7 days type, valid for a consecutive number of days from February 1, 2018 to March 25, 2018. Pass holders can use KTX and other Korail-operated trains for an unlimited number of times within their selected pass validity period.
* Ticket sales period is subject to change without notice.
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