With the construction of the Ho-nam high speed rail in 2014, traveling between Gwangju and Seoul is to take an hour and 11 minutes.
This is because the next generation train being developed in 2012 can run as fast as 430 kilometers an hour and the rail system will also adopt up-to-date technology.
This is 20 minutes faster than the current high speed train and an hour and 41 minutes less than the current time duration.
On this topic the Chosun Ilbo wrote on the 2nd that "Korea Can Soon Be Crossed in 90 Minutes," and the JoongAng Ilbo wrote
High-speed rail networks will be expanded to connect major cities, and travel time within 95 percent of Korea will be reduced to two hours or less by 2020, the government announced yesterday.