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  • Railway opens between Seoul and Incheon International Airport

  • Integrated News SMG 3430

    South Korea launched a railway service on Dec. 29 that links central Seoul to Incheon International Airport, the culmination of a 10-year construction project. After a partial route was opened between Incheon and Gimpo airports in March 2007, the completion of the remaining route now provides customers with the shortest connection between downtown Seoul and northern Incheon.

    The railway is expected to reduce travel time from Seoul to Incheon to 53 minutes nonstop. With the opening of this rail link, the airport terminal has started offering service at Seoul Station where Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and budget carrier Jeju Air have opened offices. Incheon International airport also opened an immigration office in the station to conduct pre- checks on passengers before they head for the airport.

    Travelers can complete the boarding process, immigration checks and cargo consignments at the Seoul Station offices before heading for the airport. As all those things are processed in advance, passengers can board their plane immediately after swift security checks at special gates for diplomats.

    The airport railway will also enhance convenience for travelers from northern Seoul as well as international visitors touring Seoul by providing them with a fast means of transportation between the city and the Incheon airport.