Foot Jacuzzi Anyone? KTX set to offer Luxurious Upgrades

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Luxury upgrades on Korea’s high speed KTX train look to make it a more enjoyable journey for those traveling in Korea by rail.

Korail, Korea’s state-run rail operator, announced that next month it will be launching  a new train equipped with heated foot baths and traditional Korean heated floors.

Dubbed the “West Gold Train”, the cafeteria section of the carriage will feature foot jacuzzis with seats facing the windows. The train also has a carriage with nine rooms with heated floors, which will allow groups to stretch out on the floor for maximum comfort during the ride. Each room will have the capacity to accommodate up to six passengers.

“You’d feel as if you were in your home,” said Lee Woo-hyun, a Korail official.

The new features are set to be unveiled on Feb. 5 along the western coast of the peninsula. The train will run once a day Thursday through Sunday, going from Yongsan Station in Seoul to Iksan, 248 km away.

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