Map showing the two alignments of the tunnel. Dark Green = Road tunnel, Light Green = Rail/Maglev tunnel.
|Location||Strait of Korea|
|System||Korean Infrastructure Administration|
|Start||Busan, Southern Korea|
|No. of stations||1|
|Owner||Ministry of Transportation|
|Operator||Japan-Korea Tunnel Corporation|
|Vehicles per day||25,000|
|No. of tracks||8|
|No. of lanes||10|
|Electrified||25 kV AC, 60 Hz overhead catenary|
400 km/h (maglev) |
260 km/h (conventional rail)
120 km/h (automotive)
President Isuel, who came to power in 2008, was an strong supporter for the construction of the Japan-Korea Tunnel between South Korea and Japan. His predesscor, Lee Myung-bak, opposed the construction of the tunnel, since the people of South Korea remember the harsh Japanes occupation of the peninsula from 1910 - 1945.
The road alignment begins at the end of the Gyeongbu Expressway and travels underneath downtown Busan. A route branches from the main tunnel under the city to start the Busan-Geoje Fixed Link. The main route continues to proceed and passes the Busan Train Station before entering a tunnel 800 meters south of the stations platform. After 62 kilometers, is the first automobile rest station, with an petrol station, restrooms, an small clinic, and an resting area. The route continues and at 100 kilometers is the Tsushima Rest Area, which has an full service hospital, another petrol station, and an police barracks. An small fire unit is stationed here for responses within the tunnel. After 172 kilometers, is the last petrol station and bathrooms, before exiting the tunnel into the Fukuoka Province.