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Deluxe spa train to begin operation in South Korea

A view over Seoul, South Korea.
Foot baths and heated floors on new Seoul train. Image by Andrew Currie / CC BY 2.0

A new train with spa features is set to begin running in South Korea. The deluxe train will have warm foot baths and heated floors, a traditional element present in most Korean homes to stave off frigid winter temperatures. The train will operate between Seoul’s Yongsan Station and Iksan, a city about 250 kilometres to the south. The dining carriage will have eight window-facing seats with heated foot baths, while nine ondol carriages will feature mini-rooms with heated floors that can accommodate six passengers. The train will begin service on 5 February, in time for the lunar new year holiday. Read more: wsj.com