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Seoul's airport gets a high-tech maglev shuttle train

Passengers transiting through Incheon Airport in Seoul can now ride on a new magnetic levitation (maglev) train.

Incheon Airport.
Incheon Airport. Image by Phillip Stewart / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Incheon Airport Maglev Train opened on Wednesday and speeds passengers to nearby Yongyu station, where connections can be made to Seoul Subway and the AREX train to Gimpo airport. The 6.1km line travels at 110km per hour and is open free-of-charge to all passengers. Current operating hours are from 9am-6pm with trains running every 15 minutes, although hours are expected to increase in the future. Read more: chosun.com