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Old May 31st, 2011, 06:01 PM   #161
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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?
Take a look at this (also note the links below the article):
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/...053000763.html

You must be careful with Brazil though- just when things look like they will proceed smoothly and with expedience, another glitch or delay is forthcoming. Granted, this has become the norm in the U.S. also.
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Old May 31st, 2011, 06:43 PM   #162
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Yes, things seem to change rapidly on projects this size, for some reason. I only hope that Korea gets it so that it can better assert itself in this growing market; Japan and France are already highly respected for their systems, as they should be, but I'd like Korea's to continue to develop at a good pace.
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Old October 12th, 2011, 12:10 AM   #163
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Engineers say world's fastest train produced. Looks like SK is making decent progress with the technology. Here's to hoping the implementation of this train is equally quick.
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Old October 12th, 2011, 04:41 AM   #164
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Is that the new EMU prototype? Would love to see that thing go. And hopefully Honam HSR is completed by the time it enters service.
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Old October 12th, 2011, 04:49 AM   #165
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The article mentions distributed traction, so I think so. Unfortunately, English-language news on Korean rail developments is scarce .
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Old October 12th, 2011, 05:18 AM   #166
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Old October 12th, 2011, 12:37 PM   #167
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The article above fails to mention that the demonstration was done on a stationary test bed (where rollers are placed underneath the bogies), located at the KRRI facility at Uiwang. Apparently a half-full wineglass was placed on a table inside the test car, and even at the simulated 430km/h the wine glass did not move, and the wine itself only moved to and fro in the glass about 5mm. An actual six car trainset is planned to have its debut later this year, with real on-site testing on the Gyeongbu HSR Line early in 2012.

Chosun Ilbo article (Japanese language Korean newspaper):
http://www.chosunonline.com/site/dat...101201510.html
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Old October 12th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #168
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Hopefully this sets go under strict final inspection to ensure all gears are not loose and functioning right.
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First Day of Gyeongbu HSR 2nd Phase Commercial Operation (November. 1)

What did the taxi driver say at 1:25?
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Old October 13th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #170
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The article above fails to mention that the demonstration was done on a stationary test bed (where rollers are placed underneath the bogies), located at the KRRI facility at Uiwang. Apparently a half-full wineglass was placed on a table inside the test car, and even at the simulated 430km/h the wine glass did not move, and the wine itself only moved to and fro in the glass about 5mm. An actual six car trainset is planned to have its debut later this year, with real on-site testing on the Gyeongbu HSR Line early in 2012.

Chosun Ilbo article (Japanese language Korean newspaper):
http://www.chosunonline.com/site/dat...101201510.html
You are right. It's just a test on a test bed.

http://news.kbs.co.kr/tvnews/news9/2...1/2370543.html
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Old October 13th, 2011, 12:20 PM   #171
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What did the taxi driver say at 1:25?
He's a taxi driver in Gwangmyeong city. He's complaining that some KTX trains are stopping at Yeongdeungpo in Seoul city (near Gwangmyeong station) and it will hurt their business.
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Old October 13th, 2011, 04:00 PM   #172
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Wow, welcome back ruready1000! I thought you disappeared...
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Old October 15th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #173
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Wow, welcome back ruready1000! I thought you disappeared...
Yes, good to have you back ruready! I visited your country this summer- enjoyed the trains very much, especially the mugungwha loco-hauled- those EMD locos on the front are rolling thunder!, and the Saemaul was especially comfy-much better than the KTX-1 in roominess, IMO.
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Wow, welcome back ruready1000! I thought you disappeared...
Thank you for welcoming.

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Yes, good to have you back ruready! I visited your country this summer- enjoyed the trains very much, especially the mugungwha loco-hauled- those EMD locos on the front are rolling thunder!, and the Saemaul was especially comfy-much better than the KTX-1 in roominess, IMO.
I hope you enjoyed your trip. Yeah, most rail fans in korea, just like you, praise the Saemaul's comfy and wide seats and hate KTX's uncomfortable and narrow seats.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 04:57 AM   #175
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Is there any updates regarding Turkish deal?
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Old November 9th, 2011, 07:07 PM   #176
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I've been confused for a while now. Is there KTX service on the Honam line? From what I've read, it seems like there was for a while, but now there's not, but they're upgrading the line so that there will be fairly soon. Can anyone clear that whole situation up for me?
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Old November 11th, 2011, 09:56 AM   #177
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I've been confused for a while now. Is there KTX service on the Honam line? From what I've read, it seems like there was for a while, but now there's not, but they're upgrading the line so that there will be fairly soon. Can anyone clear that whole situation up for me?
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There's KTX service on Honam line, using Gyeongbu high speed railway(between Seoul and Daejeon) and Honam conventional railway(between Daejeon and Mokpo : the black line between Daejeon and Mokpo at the above picture).


KTX Service on Honam line (now)
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Seoul(Yongsan) --- Gyeongbu High Speed Rail --- Daejeon --- Honam Conventional Rail --- Mokpo
KTX Service on Honam line (when Honam high speed railway is completed)
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Seoul(Yongsan) --- Gyeongbu High Speed Rail --- Osong --- Honam High Speed Rail --- Mokpo
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Old November 11th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #178
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So in other words, there's no high speed service on the Honam line right now?
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Old November 12th, 2011, 12:11 AM   #179
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So in other words, there's no high speed service on the Honam line right now?
He clearly says:

"KTX Service on Honam line (now)
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Seoul(Yongsan) --- Gyeongbu High Speed Rail --- Daejeon --- Honam Conventional Rail --- Mokpo"

So there is KTX Service, just no high speed line just yet.
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But KTX is the high speed service. So...?
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