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Korea Railroad to suspend services on 16 lines due to workers' industrial action

All News 21:57 November 28, 2020

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) -- Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL) said Saturday that it will suspend its train services at 16 lines linking Seoul and major southern cities of the country from Sunday to next Tuesday due to industrial action by unionized workers.

The lines to be suspended include a line between Seoul and Busan, 453 kilometers southeast of Seoul, and another line between Seoul and Yeosu, 455 kilometers south of Seoul, officials of the train service operator said.

The officials advised passengers to check KORAIL's mobile app, Korail Talk, or its website (www.letskorail.com) before using the train services.

Korean Railway Workers' Union, an umbrella union to which KORAIL's union belongs, has failed to reach an agreement on shorter working hours and wage increases with the management of KORAIL in recent negotiations.

Passengers wait for trains delayed by industrial action by unionized Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL) workers at Seoul station on Nov. 27, 2020. (Yonhap)


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