According to SteelGuru, an experimental high speed train designed for speeds up to 430 km/h was unveiled on May 17. The HEMU-430X (High Speed Electric Multiple-Unit 430 km/h eXperimental) has been developed with the aim of putting South Korea’s major cities within 1½ h of each other.

The use of high-strength aluminium extrusions offers a 5% weight reduction compared to KTX-Sancheon, and the body has improved sound insulation.

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