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Chuseok exodus begins in Korea

Updated: 2014-09-05 21:59:17 KST
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We begin with the exodus of Koreans heading home this weekend for the Chuseok holiday.
An estimated 40 million people will be on highways, byways and railways over the next couple of days.
That's up 13 percent compared to last year, as people aim to make use of this year's extended, five-day holiday period.
Travelers hoping to get an early jump on the rush began packing train and bus stations earlier this morning with most tickets for the south of the country sold out for Saturday and Sunday.
But if you were to leave now by car to Busan it will take under 5 hours which is just about a 30 minute difference than the usual 4-and-a-half hours.
The roads are expected to be the most congested Saturday morning according to the transport ministry, as well as Monday afternoon when many people will be begin their journeys back to the capital region.


Reporter : Lian.yoo@arirang.co.kr

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