Saturday, March 25, 2006

Train to Cheonan

Some countries spend lots of money on public transportation. The USA does not.

I just realized today that Line 1 of the Seoul Metro extends down to Cheonan.

In terms of distance, this is roughly equivalent to the Washington, DC Metro extending the Blue Line to Charlottesville. If any line of the Seoul Metro extended this far north, it would hit North Korea.

Now I'm tempted to take the train down there when I have a free day. Hopefully it won't be standing room only on the train. I hear there isn't much to do in Cheonan (it's a city of half a million people, but it's not a terribly exciting place). But round trip fare all the way down there and back is less than $5.

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