The 300km/h 10-car trains will seat 410 passengers and are due to be delivered in November 2016. SHSRC says the trains will differ from the KTX-Sancheon sets already supplied by Hyundai-Rotem to Korean national train operator Korail.

The opening of the Suseo and Honam high-speed lines will reduce journey times between Suseo and Mopkpo to 1h 49min.

The new trains will also operate services from Suseo to Daejeon and Busan via the existing Gyeongbu high-speed line.