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Old May 29th, 2008, 08:07 AM   #21
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Old May 29th, 2008, 11:59 AM   #22
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Nice pictures...

The rolling stock sure looks wide...
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Old May 29th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #23
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At my request?

It looks very Japanese... Were they involved in the development at all?
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Old May 29th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #24
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have somebody the old Seoul metro maps?
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Old May 30th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #25
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At my request?

It looks very Japanese... Were they involved in the development at all?
According to the Wikipedia entry for Line 1, the Japanese were involved in the planning and construction. Beyond that, not so much, although many general design elements can be seen systemwide.

And to the other above poster, yeah, the trains are huge.
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Old July 19th, 2008, 03:30 AM   #26
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nice pics...But doesnt look modern metro and color scheme is too boring.It might be good for people in Seoul......
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Old July 19th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #27
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Why do you think that...?
Aside from the first picture with the somewhat shabby-looking map, it looks modern to me. And I second that the rolling stock is very reminiscent of Japanese trains, but wider.
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Old July 19th, 2008, 05:35 AM   #28
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It's nice. Nothing terribly spectacular, but it certainly looks very functional.
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Old July 19th, 2008, 07:10 AM   #29
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why are the handles on springs?
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Old July 19th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #30
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i'm curious... what does this wall mean?

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Old July 19th, 2008, 04:47 PM   #31
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why are the handles on springs?
Probably for shorter people.
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Old July 19th, 2008, 05:06 PM   #32
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The inside of those trains seems MASSIVE!!!:O
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Old December 25th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #33
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A'REX in Korea

AREX is the Republic of Korea's largest ever private investment project, and Its first public infrastructure private investment railway project. It is a response to both growing air traffic and the need for diversification of transport provision.

AREX is a 61km double-track railway with 10 stations, a rolling stock depot and a central control facility, It is a major (4 trillion Won) private investment project.

ROUTE
Incheon International Airport ~ Incheon International Airport Cargo Terminal ~ Unseo ~ Geomam ~ Gyeyang ~ Gimpo International Airport ~ Digital Media City ~ Hongik University ~ Gongdeok ~ Seoul Station




Phase 1 (opened in 2007)
40.3 km (Incheon International Airport ~ Incheon International Airport Cargo Terminal ~ Unseo ~ Geomam ~ Gyeyang ~ Gimpo International Airport)

Phase 2 (under construction)
20.7 km (Gimpo International Airport ~ Digital Media City ~ Hongik University ~ Gongdeok ~ Seoul Station)

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Old December 25th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #34
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Cool project.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 05:56 AM   #35
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Woah! Awesome!
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Old December 26th, 2008, 06:29 AM   #36
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This project is a bad joke. Almost no one uses the train. I went into that station once on a busy late afternoon, and I thought it wasn't in service yet, that's how quiet it was.

Even to Kimpo, the bus is faster than the train, more comfortable (you are guaranteed a seat), and more frequent.

Plus, the bus terminal is a lot closer than the train station at Incheon. To get to the train, you need to go outside and walk about 500 meters, then a long descent underground. Who's going to do that with luggage? The train-terminal connection in Hong Kong or even in Tokyo Kansai is so much better!
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Old December 26th, 2008, 08:54 AM   #37
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This project is a bad joke. Almost no one uses the train. I went into that station once on a busy late afternoon, and I thought it wasn't in service yet, that's how quiet it was.

Even to Kimpo, the bus is faster than the train, more comfortable (you are guaranteed a seat), and more frequent.

Plus, the bus terminal is a lot closer than the train station at Incheon. To get to the train, you need to go outside and walk about 500 meters, then a long descent underground. Who's going to do that with luggage? The train-terminal connection in Hong Kong or even in Tokyo Kansai is so much better!
You are right that there're not much passengers now. But I don't think it's a bad joke. One of the main target of this project is ' to link Incheon airport to Seoul station', providing easy access to Incheon airport for those who use trains at Seoul station. And if phase 2 is completed it will be linked to subway line 1,2,4,5,6,9 then it means you can use it more easily.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #38
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This project is a bad joke. Almost no one uses the train. I went into that station once on a busy late afternoon, and I thought it wasn't in service yet, that's how quiet it was.

Even to Kimpo, the bus is faster than the train, more comfortable (you are guaranteed a seat), and more frequent.

Plus, the bus terminal is a lot closer than the train station at Incheon. To get to the train, you need to go outside and walk about 500 meters, then a long descent underground. Who's going to do that with luggage? The train-terminal connection in Hong Kong or even in Tokyo Kansai is so much better!
I wouldn't go so far as to say it's a bad joke, but the implementation has been impractical. Only extending the line to Gimpo wasn't the smartest idea, because by far most passengers will be going to and from other parts of the Seoul/Incheon metro area. In its current form, the only people who benefit are people transferring between airports. The express trains are useless, also: they only run once an hour and save a few minutes. What's the point? The upside is that no one checks your ticket once you're on board, so if there's no commuter train and the express is about to depart, just board and take a seat. You're pretty much guaranteed a no-hassle trip, particularly if you do not appear Korean.

Yes, the buses are closer: you can walk right out of baggage claim and board a bus in short order. However, you have to wait outside in subfreezing weather. The train station is a longer walk but it's all indoors. And personally, being prone to motion sickness, and not sharing the Korean love of suffocating heat during winter, I'd rather eat a bowl of light bulbs than take one of those airport buses. When I lived in Korea, I took the subway to Gimpo and AREX the rest of the way to Incheon whenever possible. It wasn't the fastest option and could be annoying with a suitcase, but it was much better than arriving half dead from nausea and oxygen deprivation.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #39
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Are these rotem vehicles?
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Old December 26th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #40
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Are these rotem vehicles?
Yes. Incheon Int’l Airport EMUs
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