Commentary by John Feffer in Foreign Policy In Focus: "With their new high-speed train system, South Koreans can travel the full length of their country, from Seoul in the north to Pusan on the southern coast, in under 3 hours. In the next phase of construction, new tracks will cut this travel time in half again. The KTX train (pictured to the left) puts the U.S. rail system to shame. And puts Korea on par with Japan for quality of train service.
But the KTX train is not the headline rail news in Korea. Soon, passenger and freight trains will be traveling the entire length of the Korean peninsula: straight across the Demilitarized Zone." More