Arirang Train or A-Train is one of the famous train in Gangwon, South Korea. The train opened on January 22, 2015, from Cheongnyangni Station in northeastern Seoul and passes trough several stations in Gangwon-do, including Mingdungsan and Jeongseon, which host the 'Five Days Market', and arriving at Auraji Station.
The 'A' in the train's name comes from Arirang (a Korean folk singer), and the words 'amazement' and 'adventure'. As you know the song has many variations, and the Jeongseon Arirang ia a regional one. The song is listed as an Intangible regarded as an unofficial anthem of Korea.
The train has four themed cars with large windows and glass walls, one is sky room, on a tea room, and two of the cards are decorated in regional colors of red, yellow, blue and purple representing Jeongseon's geographical features such as the Dong River and the mountain ridges.
The train's exterior includes a purple color for the pulsatilla, Jeongson's official flower, and is decorated with curves that symbolize the Arirang melody. Activities on the train include storytelling, music, magic shows and quiz games.
The new line to Jeongseon is the first train to be named after a Korea town, and generated additional local interest due to the proximity of the schedule 2018 Winter Olympics. So, if your are happen to be in Jeongseon in 2018, don't forget to try A-Train !