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Old October 18th, 2010, 01:35 PM   #141
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It's really an awesome style. A great change in Korean railways. Attracts more passengers for its new stylish look and speed quality. Everyone wants to save its time the money as well. Well a great work.......
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Old October 19th, 2010, 03:39 AM   #142
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that's because it IS a TGV!
Just a copy of the TGV.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 02:32 PM   #143
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Just a copy of the TGV.
Well, the KTX-II looks very TGV-like, but the HEMU-400X mock-up looks like a completely indigenous design with distributed power- in this design Rotem can demonstrate more fully their engineering chops.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 07:53 AM   #144
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HEM-400X looks great.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 02:28 AM   #145
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Old November 1st, 2010, 05:04 AM   #146
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Korea's HEMU-400X high speed train to roll in 2011

27 October 2010

SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem plans to complete a prototype of the HEMU-400X high speed train during 2011. Launched as the Hanvit 400 project in 2007, the HEMU-400X is a distributed power trainset with a design speed of 400 km/h.

With four axles powered by synchronous induction motors on each car, the prototype is due to undergo two years of 'stabilisation tests', according to Kim Ha Min, Research Engineer in Hyundai Rotem’s R&D Centre. Only after extensive trials would a decision be taken on whether to progress to a production build.

Featuring 3100 mm wide aluminium bodies, the HEMU-400X prototype will have a low static axleload of just 13 tonnes, comparable to some of the Shinkansen trainsets in Japan. The end cars will be 255 m long and the intermediate cars 2 m shorter; a 200 m long train would offer seats for 334 passengers.

The HEMU-400X is being designed for possible use on an ultra-high speed line that is proposed for construction parallel to the existing Seoul – Busan high speed route used by KTX services. Although the train’s design speed is 400 km/h, it would normally be limited to 370 km/h in commercial service.

The Daegu – Busan high speed line is scheduled to open on November 1, cutting Seoul – Busan journey times by 22 min to around 2h 20 min.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 06:46 AM   #147
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is HEMU400X a co-design between Korea and Italy?

HEMU400X


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Old November 2nd, 2010, 08:26 AM   #148
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I think it's just a coincidence, the shape seems to be a standard one for an aerodynamic nose- note the similarities also in the shapes of the Fastech 360S and KHI efSET:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sh...arrow-line.jpg

http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/09/17...er-fast-train/
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Old November 4th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #149
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Korea's HEMU-400X high speed train to roll in 2011

27 October 2010

SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem plans to complete a prototype of the HEMU-400X high speed train during 2011. Launched as the Hanvit 400 project in 2007, the HEMU-400X is a distributed power trainset with a design speed of 400 km/h.

With four axles powered by synchronous induction motors on each car, the prototype is due to undergo two years of 'stabilisation tests', according to Kim Ha Min, Research Engineer in Hyundai Rotem’s R&D Centre. Only after extensive trials would a decision be taken on whether to progress to a production build.

Featuring 3100 mm wide aluminium bodies, the HEMU-400X prototype will have a low static axleload of just 13 tonnes, comparable to some of the Shinkansen trainsets in Japan. The end cars will be 255 m long and the intermediate cars 2 m shorter; a 200 m long train would offer seats for 334 passengers.

The HEMU-400X is being designed for possible use on an ultra-high speed line that is proposed for construction parallel to the existing Seoul – Busan high speed route used by KTX services. Although the train’s design speed is 400 km/h, it would normally be limited to 370 km/h in commercial service.

The Daegu – Busan high speed line is scheduled to open on November 1, cutting Seoul – Busan journey times by 22 min to around 2h 20 min.
I'm looking forward for this train it's have indigenous design and different among the other high speed train, but what the exactly of 2011 will roll out this train.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 04:56 PM   #150
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Since the KTX-II has some operating issues, does this also affect Turkey's KTX-II production?
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Old November 4th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #151
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Since the KTX-II has some operating issues, does this also affect Turkey's KTX-II production?
It will depend on whether the problem are serious ones or acceptable early-stage operational errors. Anyway 8 months have passed since the first KTX-Sancheon(KTX-II) began commercial service, so it will need more time to stabilize the operation.
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Old November 4th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #152
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Airline battles KTX threat on Busan route

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Lee Seong-hwa, a 31-year-old who works at a telecommunications firm in Seoul, had two transportation options to choose from ahead of a recent business trip to Busan: a budget airline or the bullet train.

“In the past, I used to take an airplane when going on a domestic business trip because it saved time,” Lee said. “It just was much shorter. But with KTX offering more trains and faster rides to various parts of the country, I now prefer the bullet train.”

KTX could lure more travelers like Lee going forward with the launch yesterday of faster train travel between Seoul and Busan. The travel time between the two cities via KTX has shrunk by 22 minutes to two hours and 18 minutes - with stopovers in Daejeon, Daegu, Gyeongju and Ulsan - after the completion of a new high-speed rail between Daegu and Busan.

With the upgrade in KTX services, however, local budget carriers are deeply concerned about losing passengers.

As a result, they are offering new promotion packages and improved services to keep customers.

Air Busan, the budget carrier of Asiana Airlines, the nation’s second-largest carrier, said recently that it “will compete with KTX directly by offering flights from Seoul to Busan once every 30 minutes and from Busan to Seoul once every 60 minutes.”

“In addition, we are planning to offer discounts to passengers in contrast to KTX, which has raised its prices by 4,000 won ($3.58),” said an official from Air Busan last week during the airline’s second-anniversary celebrations.

Air Busan and Korean Air are the major carriers offering flights to Busan.

To help keep business customers, Air Busan is extending discount rates to company officials who fly domestic routes.

The carrier is also offering a 20 percent discount on flights between Busan and Gimpo.

An average one-way flight from Seoul to Busan on Air Busan costs 74,600 won, including the air tax fee, while a KTX ticket on the route costs 55,500 won on the weekend. With the 20 percent discount, a one-way flight to Busan would cost 52,400 won.

Meanwhile, Air Busan is also trying to increase profits by offering more international flights. The carrier said it is planning service between Busan and Cebu in the Philippines and the Busan-Taipei route by next January.

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Old November 4th, 2010, 06:38 PM   #153
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First Day of Gyeongbu HSR 2nd Phase Commercial Operation (November. 1)

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Old November 4th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #154
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New Rail Section to Cut Travel Time to Incheon Airport

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Travel between Seoul Station and Incheon International Airport will get faster and more convenient, with express trains traveling the distance in 43 minutes and regular trains in 53 minutes.

Travelers can also conveniently check in their luggage at Seoul Station before heading to the airport.

The Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs Ministry said Wednesday, “The Phase 2 section (20.4-kilometer section linking Seoul Station and the airport) of the Korail Airport Railroad will be opened on Dec. 29 following the Phase 1 section (37.6-kilometer section linking Gimpo and Incheon airports) that opened earlier.”

The entire section of the airport railroad is thus nearing completion 10 years after the project began in April 2001. A traveler can ride a KTX bullet train from Daejeon and arrive at Seoul Station (53-58 minutes), then reach the Incheon airport via the airport rail in 43 minutes.

This means a combined travel time from Daejeon to Incheon airport of one hour, 35 minutes.

A city airport terminal will be installed on the second floor of Seoul Station to handle the issuance of boarding passes and luggage check-in. The boarding process and luggage check-in can be done directly at the station, allowing air passengers to comfortably travel to the airport.

Checked luggage will be loaded onto freight cars of express trains and taken to the airport before being loaded on airplanes, thus creating a de facto airport terminal in the city center. Travelers, however, must undergo departure processing at the airport, including body screening to check for explosives and passport inspection.

The travel time of regular trains stopping at all stations between Seoul Station and the Incheon airport will be 53 minutes for a fare of 5,300 won (4.79 U.S. dollars). That of express trains will be 43 minutes for a fare of 13,300 won (12 dollars).

A ministry official said, “The reason for the price being more than double just for a 10-minute difference in travel time is that normal trains consist primarily of cars designed for standing, while express trains come with designated seats.”

Normal trains run at an interval of six minutes between Seoul Station and Geomam Station in Incheon, while they will run at a 12-minute interval between Geomam and Incheon airport. The express trains will run at a 30-minute interval.

The ministry is consulting with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Gyeonggi Province on discounts for transfers in the Seoul metropolitan region to the Seoul-Geomam Station section.

Started in 2001, the Korail Airport Railroad project opened the Phase 1 section in March 2007. The number of travelers using the rail, however, is just an average of 28,000 per day. With the launch of the Phase 2 section, the number is expected to skyrocket to around 100,000 per day.

The ministry also plans to enable travelers to use the airport railway at Yongsan Station.

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I made a mistake to post several unrelated news on this topic. Sorry. --;

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Old November 5th, 2010, 06:29 AM   #155
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Seoul to Busan is 141 miles, around 200km.

Then how the hell does this HSR take 2 hours to get to Busan? I realize there are mountains, and tons of it, but didnt Korail put tunnels in instead of having to travel around it?
\And yes there are stations, between. But how long can they possibly stop for.5, 6 minutes before departure?
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Old November 5th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #156
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Seoul to Busan is 141 miles, around 200km.

Then how the hell does this HSR take 2 hours to get to Busan? I realize there are mountains, and tons of it, but didnt Korail put tunnels in instead of having to travel around it?
\And yes there are stations, between. But how long can they possibly stop for.5, 6 minutes before departure?
I think you have wrong information. The straight-line distance from Seoul station to Busan station is about 328km, and actual travel length of this route is 423.9km.



Before Gyeongbu HSR Phase 2, KTX between Seoul and Busan used Gyeongbu conventional line via Miryang and Gupo(Busan). Gyeongbu HSR Phase 2 made a detour to pass Ulsan, the 7th biggest city in Korea(about 1.13 million), resulting in more travel-length than Phase I, even though the travel time is shorter than Phase I.

There are several factors that block speed up of Gyeongbu HSR even after the completion of Phase 2.
  • Seoul <-> Gwangmyeong section : conventional track shared with normal trains and the most bottlenecked section in South Korea.
  • Daejeon and Daegu downtown section : conventional track shared with normal trains.

In order to solve this problem, the government began several construction.

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Suseo HSR (Dedicated Track)
  • Route : Suseo <--> Connected to Gyeongbu HSR at Pyeongtaek
  • Total Budget : 3조7천2백31억원 ( about 3.2 billion dollars )
  • Construction Period : 2011~2014
  • Track Length : 61.08 km
Suseo HSR via Gyeongbu HSR is to tackle a bottleneck on the Seoul-Siheung section. The already over-burdened section, which are shared with all kind of trains from various lines, is expected to be worsened when Honam HSR 1st phase opens on 2014. In result government decided to build Suseo HSR, in time for Honam HSR 1st phase openning, to relieve the Seoul-Siheung conjestion. Suseo HSR, mostly built underground, will also cut KTX journey time through a dedicated high-speed underground track.

Construction of dedicated track in Daejeon and Daegu downtown
  • Daejeon Section (19.2km)
  • Daegu Section (27.1km)
  • Construction Period : 2009-2014
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Old November 5th, 2010, 01:31 PM   #157
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http://www.geobytes.com/CityDistance...&pt_2=krpupusa
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Old November 5th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #158
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The site has wrong information.



And see these sites also :
http://www.mapcrow.info/Distance_bet..._Busan_KS.html
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldcloc...ces.html?n=235
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Old November 8th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #159
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great updates ruready1000! since you were talking about those bottlenecked sections, do you have any pictures of the stations then?
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Old May 30th, 2011, 04:22 PM   #160
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I hear that Korea's bid is pretty high on the list for Brazil's project, but the Korail parts of Korea's system seem to be having quite a few issues lately, partially due to the newness of the KTX Sancheon, but also because of poor management. If it essentially just an internal problem (management), it shouldn't have any effect on the chances of winning this project (or California's), but I can't help but think it doesn't look very good to have trains breaking down or having problems so frequently. Also, how is the construction of the Honam line progressing?
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