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Old April 8th, 2013, 07:12 PM   #301
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Old April 10th, 2013, 01:48 PM   #302
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You're right. Many rail fans are thinking that it's a great success if the commercial service could reach 330 km/h ~ 350 km/h.
The viable service speed will change over time. Since 1964 the service speed of the Shinkansen has been raised from 200 km/h to 320 km/h. Similarly the TGV went from 260 km/h in 1981 to 320 km/h now.
Who knows what the engineers will come up with next.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 11:17 AM   #303
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Old April 15th, 2013, 05:17 AM   #304
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Do they sell standing tickets for KTX services? I notice some services are running at above 100% passenger loadings.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 12:29 PM   #305
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Do they sell standing tickets for KTX services? I notice some services are running at above 100% passenger loadings.
Yeah, of course they do. The slow 무궁화 services are also always packed, they stop selling tickets at a certain point unless you're already on the train (and pay a big fine). It's a common sight to see people standing in the aisles/between cars. Reckon once the current extensions are open they'll need to stick in another pair of tracks from north of Daejeon to about Cheonan to keep up with demand
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Old April 15th, 2013, 07:02 PM   #306
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So wait, the Mugunghwa trains are also counted in the KTX tally? I thought it was just the high-speed service? Or where you just giving that as an example?
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Old April 15th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #307
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Only the KTX services are included, 무궁화 was just an example that they sell more tickets than seats (and on the mugunghwa I'm sure the ridership is much higher than official figures as when it's busy people can easily get away with no ticket)
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Old April 15th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #308
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Ah, thanks for clearing that up. It seems extremely dangerous, though, to have overbooking, i.e. standing passengers, at a train travelling ~300km/h. I suppose it is a good sign for the service, but they clearly need to increase capacity.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 11:47 PM   #309
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Yeah, of course they do. The slow 무궁화 services are also always packed, they stop selling tickets at a certain point unless you're already on the train (and pay a big fine). It's a common sight to see people standing in the aisles/between cars. Reckon once the current extensions are open they'll need to stick in another pair of tracks from north of Daejeon to about Cheonan to keep up with demand
They do pack people in on that, I once spent 5hrs on the floor in the dining car on a newspaper. Was good fun and cheap. There is serious demand on public holidays.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 08:03 AM   #310
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Do they sell standing tickets for KTX services? I notice some services are running at above 100% passenger loadings.
Yes. Korail is selling standing tickets for KTX, but it's only in Weekend and the passenger limit is 3 peoples per one car (There're folding chairs along the door).

Skip to 05:00 then you can see a person with standing ticket sitting on a folding chair.

For above 100% passenger loadings, I don't know the exact fomula of occupancy rate so it's hard to know that it's due to standing tickets or not.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 12:42 AM   #311
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If all they want is to hit 500km/h then the HEMU500X is likely to be a slightly upgraded 430X, afterall if its design speed is 430km/h it shouldn't have any issues hitting 500km/h in one off test runs.
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These numbers show really great progress of South Korean high-speed railways.
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These numbers show really great progress of South Korean high-speed railways.
You don't say?
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You don't say?
Sorry, I can't translate to japanese.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 08:59 AM   #316
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We're really stooping to posting annoying adverts? Who on earth had the patience to take screen shots of that rubbish. 아마 그 미친 사람이 일해 봐
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Old June 12th, 2013, 03:20 PM   #317
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That's a pretty old saw in advertising (train speeding along while car stuck in traffic), but it's good Korail is making an effort. Nothing wrong in posting the occasional TV advert to get a feel for how a railway promotes its services. We have a lot here in Japan because of the large number of private railways.

*Here's one of those "I should've taken the train" adverts (JR East):
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 05:46 PM   #318
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Anybody have any updates on the KTX through service to Incheon Airport via the A'REX? I think I see a link under construction in google maps is that it? I also heard it will open in winter 2013 is that true?
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Anybody have any updates on the KTX through service to Incheon Airport via the A'REX? I think I see a link under construction in google maps is that it? I also heard it will open in winter 2013 is that true?
Yes, the service is projected to start at the "end of 2013". There are plans for 10 KTX services/day to the airport. The travel time for a Incheon AP-Busan KTX service is projected to be 2h 55min. Once the Honam High Speed Line is fully operational, the travel time between Incheon AP and Gwangju will be 2h 9min.
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HEMU-430X is overtaking KTX-1



[0:00~0:30] KTX-1 is leaving the station earlier than HEMU-430X
[0:31~1:14] HEMU-430X is overtaking KTX-1. Considering the speed gauge, the speed is about 400 km/h.
[1:15~2:39] The view from the driver's cabin on the back. The speed looks slower than the previous part(0:31~1:14), so I think it's a different video.
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