Unionized rail workers are continuing their strike for the 26th day as of Saturday and train operations are at about 84 percent of the normal level.
The walkout is expected to affect cargo transports and inconvenience passengers trying to take the train for weekend outings.
According to the Korea Railroad Corporation(Korail), the high-speed KTX and commuter trains were operating as normal on Saturday and metropolitan subways were running at almost 99 percent with about 20 fewer trains.
Only 30 Saemauel trains are running out of the 52 for an operating rate of under 60 percent. The slower Mugunghwa trains are down from 264 to 166 for an operation rate of 63 percent.
Cargo trains are also at 57 percent with just 112 running compared to the normal 197.
As of 6 a.m. Saturday, over seven-thousand-300 rail workers have taken part in the strike and 416 have returned to work. The participation rate in the strike stands at 39-point-nine percent. Charges have been filed against 20 union officials and 218 people have been dismissed from their posts.
Source: KBS World Radio