With the operations having officially begun on February 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM, the ITX Cheongchun High Speed Train marked the reality of a faster travel from Yongsan Station in Seoul to Chuncheon in Gangwon-do Province.
As the train speeds off to 180 km/hour, passengers could expect to cover the distance between the two places in just 73 minutes. A train departs from Yongsan Station every hour, and ten minutes after, one from Chuncheon would leave.
The route intersects four stations: Cheongnyangni, Pyeongnaehopyeong, Gapyeong and Namchuncheon. During rush hours on weekdays though, every train stops at Sangbong Station in Seoul and Sareung and Maseok Stations in Namnyangju.
The double decker-train is provided with facilities assuring every passengers of utmost convenience. There are restrooms and nursing room for mothers.
Train tickets are sold through easily-operated ticket vending machines positioned at every station. A trip from Yongsan to Chuncheon, and back, will cost 6,900 won while a trip starting from or to Cheongnyangni will cost 6,000 won.
ITX Cheongchun High Speed Train operates daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.