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Old June 11th, 2009, 08:10 PM   #181
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Daegu Monorail Car Model to Be Chosen in Poll

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Citizens of Daegu will select their favorite model of monorail cars that will be introduced in June, 2014, for the new third line of the city's metro system.

City officials announced Monday that they plan to decide on one of three options proposed by Japanese electric car manufacturer Hitachi in a two-week-long
poll by June 20.

One of the designs is "half circular," portraying a rounded white cloud floating in the sky. Another is a "streamlined" look exemplifying the beauty of an elegant curve. The third is "straight lined" shape embodying a high speed-capable but stable monorail train, according to the city's Urban Railroad Construction Headquarters.

Subway passengers, merchants located near subway stations and college students majoring in design are invited to take part in the poll, an official said. Other citizens will be able to vote on the official Web site of the municipal government.

Once an exterior model is chosen, the city will select a combination of colors and decide on the interior design, he said. The colors will be primarily based on yellow. Line No. 1 is red, with Line No. 2 green.

The train cars will be rolled onto the 24-kilometer elevated track for a test run in August 2013. With construction to start later this month, it will represent the nation's first monorail for mass transit.

The city currently operates two subway lines measuring 54 kilometers. The first 10-kilometer section of Line No. 1 was launched in November 1997.

About 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, Daegu is the fourth largest city in Korea with a population of 2.5 million.

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Subway line No. 9 won’t be opening on schedule


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Just two days before the planned opening of subway line No. 9, the Seoul Metropolitan Government delayed operation due to technical issues related to a transportation card reader.

In an unusually abrupt announcement, the city said yesterday it will postpone operation of the subway line, which was originally scheduled to begin service tomorrow.

“We found some errors with the automatic fare collection system while we were testing the subway operation,” Lee In-keun, assistant mayor of infrastructure, said in a press briefing. “Some of the transportation cards available on the market didn’t properly work. There were errors in rating fares with these cards in terms of calculating transfer fares. Some fares were either over or undercharged.”

There were cases that some cards didn’t work when testers tried to exit the subway through the gates of an automatic fare collector, Lee added. “Some doors didn’t open when testers swiped their cards,” he said.

Of the 88 different types of transportation cards available, Lee said two didn’t work.

The Seoul city government announced on May 28 that it will begin operation from Gimpo International Airport Station to Sinnonhyeon Station, saying they had fixed remaining issues with the subway operation, which included the malfunction of a platform screen door and escalators that stopped abruptly.

The city has been testing the line since March 21. Starting on April 23, the city ran the subway based on its regular schedule.

“We offer deep apologies to the public that has waited a long time for the subway line No. 9 to open ... we will make sure to open the subway by July 31 at the latest,” said Lee Deok-su, second vice mayor for administrative affairs.

The 25.5-kilometer (15.8-mile) line links Nonhyeon-dong in southern Seoul and Gimpo in western Seoul, where Gimpo International Airport is located. The route will also pass through Dangsan, Yeouido, Noryangjin, Dongjak and the Gangnam Express Bus Terminal stations. An express train that takes 20 minutes to get from Sinnonhyeon to Gimpo airport will also run. Members of the public were puzzled and disappointed by the unexpected news. They criticized the city’s abrupt announcement.

“It’s frustrating,” said Yu Yong-su, a 27-year-old company worker. “I have long been looking forward to the opening of the new subway line because its express line will greatly save me time to get to work from my house. Now I have to wait another month. The city earlier had told the public that it would open tomorrow, and all of sudden they just up and delay it.”

“I’m concerned that there may be an accident,” added Jeong Hyeon-ju, a secretary who works for a lawmaker.

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Subway to Allow Bikes on Board

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Cyclists can use the subway with their bicycles from October. The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Sunday said it is discussing placing carriages for bicycle riders on subway lines no.1-8 with Seoul Metro and Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation.

The city government will operate the system on a trial basis first. For the first three months from October, bike riders will be allowed to take bicycles into the first or last carriages only on Sundays and holidays, and for the next three months on weekends and holidays. It will be possible every day from April next year, though there may be no-bicycle cars during the rush hour.

By October, 16 trains, two from each subway line, will be modified to carry bicycles, with the rest to follow.

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Double-Track Railway Opens on Gyeongui Line

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A double-track railway opened Wednesday on the Gyeongui Line, one of the oldest railway lines in Korea, connecting Munsan just north of Seoul to Sangam DMC or Digital Media City in northwestern Seoul. It took nine years and seven months to complete the 40.6 km line, while a final portion connecting to the Yongsan station will be ready by 2012.

The Gyeongui Line prior to the division of Korea linked Seoul to Pyongyang and Sinuiju in what is now North Korea. The southern end connected with the Gyeongbu Line to Busan and the northern tip linked to the South Manchuria Railway. Trains on the new railway will be operated in both directions every 10 to 15 minutes providing residents on the outskirts of Seoul faster access to the city.

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Seoul Subway Line 3 New Train in Service

Seoul Subway Line 3 has been operating a total of 480 subway cars, of which an estimated 340 cars will have to be switched with new ones as they come to the retirement age of 25 years from 2009 to 2010.


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A crane collapse paralyzes north Seoul train lines


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A crane at a construction site collapsed yesterday, crushing railways in northwestern Seoul, completely paralyzing the operations of the Gyeongbu and Gyeongui lines for over two hours and causing commuting nightmares for people who had booked tickets for trains passing through Seoul Station.

The crane operator died after being transported to a nearby hospital. No other casualties were reported.

Police questioned the construction site chief, crane manufacturer officials and witnesses who were on the scene to determine the exact cause of the incident. Korail workers and firefighters were dispatched to remove debris.

Police believe they will finish removing the fallen crane by this morning. The crane will be examined by the National Institute of Scientific Investigation.

The 50-meter (164-foot) crane at an apartment reconstruction site near Ahyeon Tunnel in Chunghyeon-dong fell at 8:15 a.m. According to police, the accident took place while the crane operator, identified by his family name Shin, had been moving several pieces of construction equipment that weighed 300 kilograms each. Police said that for some reason the lower part of the crane - located between a five-story apartment building under construction and the railway - bent and collapsed.

The crane destroyed part of the apartment and fell to the railway, an investigator said. “We are focused on determining the cause of the collapse and if the crane failed to handle the heavy weight of the construction materials, or if it had mechanical defects caused by poor maintenance.”

All trains passing through Seoul Station were stopped for 2 hours. The railway is located in the train hub and connects the Gyeongui, Gyeongbu and Honam lines. The collapse completely halted train operations on the Gyeongui Line from Seoul Station to the Sinchon railway station.

Because the collapse also disrupted the railway’s electric power grid, 44 trains that use the Gyeongbu Line - 16 KTX trains, nine Saemaul trains and 19 Mugunghwa trains - were also halted. Trains that were supposed to arrive at Seoul Station had to make a stop at Gwangmyeong Station instead to drop off passengers.

Korail eventually managed to restore power and train service on the Gyeongbu and Honam lines at 11:40 a.m. Korail officials said the Gyeongui Line will resume operations this morning.

Passengers flocked to Seoul Station, forming long lines to get refunds for their tickets. Some complained to Korail officials. “I had a meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. with the Fair Trade Commission, but I’m worried because my train has been delayed,” said Han Chang-hui, a 55-year-old businessman based in Daejeon. “I rescheduled the meeting, but I’m not sure whether I will make it on time.”

Another passenger, who wanted to be identified by his family name Seol, left for Seoul Station from Busan on the KTX yesterday morning. He said he got off at Gwangmyeong Station following the crane collapse. “I couldn’t go to work on time,” Seol said. “This accident showed that even a tiny accident can cause fatal damage to a society which has an advanced network,” said Jeong Jae-seung, a professor at Kaist.


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Gyeongui Line Video

Gyeongui Line was integrated with the Seoul Subway system on July 1, 2009, so Commuter Train was reduced to Munsan to Imjingang, with some to Dorasan.

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Gwangju Subway May 18 Thema Train


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Shin-Jeong Subway Train Basement


Shin-Jeong subway train basement was built for the repairment and maintenance of Seoul Metro's Line 2 trains. When Seoul Metro planed to extend the basement, residents argued that it would prevent the development of neighboring locations. So Seoul Metro decided to build apartments and elementrary school on the basement.

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Complimentary T-Money cards for foreign visitors


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Foreign visitors to Korea will have the chance to experience "T-Money," the pre-paid smart card for all major transportation services around the country, for free as of July 1, industry sources said yesterday.

According to KT Corp. and Korea Smart Card Co., foreign visitors can receive the T-money card for free and it could also be used for the international cabs operated by the Seoul City government. The companies said they are passing out the cards at the Incheon International Airport and the Gimpo International Airport. The complimentary service will be running until the end of June 2010.

KT and Korea Smart Card said they signed a preliminary agreement aimed at raising convenience for foreign tourists through the KT global roaming service and the T-Money international taxi services.

The agreement also allows visitors renting a global roaming mobile phone to receive a T-Money card, worth 3,000 won ($2.35), for free. The T-Money card just needs to be returned with the leased mobile phone.

The T-Money can be used for all major transportation services, such as airport limousine buses, city buses, taxis, subways and even at some convenience stores and vending machines.

Foreigners who have sought the roaming centers can also receive help from drivers of international taxis who are fluent in English or Japanese.

More information on international taxi services can be found through the call center (1644-2255) and its home page (www.intltaxi.co.kr).

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Bus Users Outnumber Subway Commuters


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Kim Kwang-ja, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes, must visit a hospital five kilometers away from her home in Seoul for treatment at least twice a week.

Ordinarily, there are two options for getting there: subway or bus. Her choice is always the latter.

``It saves not only time but also money,'' said the 57-year-old former teacher. ``Since one of the lanes of the street leading toward the hospital was designated as bus-only, it takes only five to 10 minutes to get there by bus, which is faster than the subway.''

And she said she frequently returns home without paying additional fare thanks to the ``30-minute grace period'' ㅡ users can transfer to another bus for free within 30 minutes after they leave the first.

Since a series of innovative measures were introduced into the Seoul bus network in 2005, it has become virtually brand-new, attracting more and more customers at a faster pace than ever.

``I have seen many neighbors who have changed their commuting choice to buses from the subway for this reason,'' said Kim.

The measures included free transfers, bus-only lanes and the creation of new bus routes to locations where buses had been previously unavailable.

According to a study by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the number of bus users in the city exceeded that of the subway in 2008.

In 2004, around 4.59 million people used subways every day in Seoul, while 3.82 million used buses, the study showed. But the gap narrowed after the introduction of the new system, leading to a reversal in popularity. Some 4.67 million people used buses each day last year, while 4.56 million used subways.

``Since the free-transfer system was applied to buses in Gyeonggi Province last September, the number of bus users has increased further,'' said Lee Ki-hyung, chief of the bus policy division of Seoul city.

After bus-only lanes were introduced, the average speed of buses increased by 10 kilometers per hour, according to the study. The number of bus routes also jumped to 462 from 368, making it easier for people to use their services.

The city government spends around 200 billion won ($159 million) a year, mostly subsidizing companies operating buses on money-losing routes.

Critics say this is a waste. But Lee refuted the allegation, saying, ``It's for better public welfare.''

``Thanks to better bus services, fewer people drive their cars and more people are engaged in economic activities."

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Seoul Subway to Save Millions of Dollars with RFID Ticketing Technology from STMicroelectronics


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GENEVA, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The world's first RFID-based scheme for single-journey reusable ticketing in mass transportation has recently gone live in Seoul, South Korea, and is expected to save some 3 billion Won (over US$2.4 million) per year using a robust solution based on RFID technology from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading developer of RFID chips.

Serving a city of 10 million people and operating since 1974, the Seoul Subway became a part of the Seoul Metropolitan Government's New Transportation System combining subway and bus networks in July 2004. The New Transportation system introduced a refillable traffic-card system called T-Money, alongside conventional paper tickets for cash-paying passengers. Now, to save the cost of provisioning more than 450 million printed paper tickets every year, estimated at 6.8 Won each, the Seoul Subway is replacing its paper tickets with RFID smart cards called Single Journey Tickets.

In the new system, automated vending machines issue the Single Journey Ticket in exchange for each passenger's payment plus a 500 Won deposit for the ticket. Each ticket contains ST's SRT512 contactless memory chip, which has features that allow the cards to be returned and re-issued to new passengers. This recycling of the tickets will save the cost and environmental impact of generating hundreds of millions of disposable paper tickets.

ST has worked with card issuer Korea Smart Card Co. Ltd. (KSCC), which operates the New Transportation System for the Seoul Metropolitan Government, to optimize the SRT512 to support the subway's ticketing system. "Support provided by ST has been invaluable in ensuring timely introduction of the Single Journey Ticket, particularly in providing standards-compliant products, technical expertise, and stability of supply," said Kevin C. Moon, CFO, Korea Smart Card Co., Ltd. "The system is secure and robust and will reduce operating costs by eliminating paper tickets and saving staff time."

"This is a major success for ST as it clearly demonstrates that our solution can satisfy the largest and most demanding applications," said Benoit Rodrigues, General Manager of the RFID and EEPROM Division, STMicroelectronics. "Our RFID solutions are in action worldwide, supporting ticketing for numerous events, venues and infrastructures, and this project proves the capabilities of our products in very large transportation systems. We expect this to create a stepping stone for further successes."

The SRT512 is specifically designed for short-range applications meeting ISO 14443-B that need re-usable tokens, such as access-control, event-ticketing and mass-transport ticketing applications. To operate effectively in these applications, the device features a built-in anti-collision mechanism to prevent conflicts with other nearby cards, and achieves best-in-class transaction speed. On-chip computation, including dual counters and anti-tear properties, enable a secure and physically robust solution.

"The SRT512 feature set was a key factor in winning the design-in for this project, and enabled us to deliver the security, reliability and robustness that KSCC and the Seoul Metropolitan Government required," added Rodrigues.

ST has also previously collaborated with KSCC in the introduction of the T-Money pre-paid transport card. Accepted in buses, subway and taxis, these cards can also be used as an e-purse enabling low-value payments in shops in Seoul. The T-Money pre-paid card is based on ST's proven ST19WR contactless smartcards and has been deployed in large volume for the past two years. The device has demonstrated excellent contactless performance, which is a key factor to ensure speed of transaction and high throughput at validation gates, in addition to high security against attacks and counterfeiting.

With a wide range contactless product portfolio, from RFID memory to contactless smartcards, ST offers global solutions to transport operators ranging from single journey re-usable tickets to transport and micro-payment cards.

About STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2008, the Company's net revenues were $9.84 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.

About Korea Smart Card Co., Ltd.

Korea Smart Card Co., Ltd (KSCC) is one of the world's largest smartcard based automatic fare collection service providers, handling more than 30 million transactions per day. KSCC was established in 2003 to integrate and operate Seoul Metropolitan Government's New Transportation System. KSCC issues high-tech RF smart card named T-money, which is embedded with CPU to enable self-calculation. KSCC serves more than 4 subway operators (9 metro lines with total length of 400km), and more than 250 bus operators. KSCC's proven system is being successfully and efficiently used by more than 15 cities around Korea and overseas. Further information on KSCC can be found at www.t-money.co.kr.


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Seoul Buses: 60 Years of Ups and Downs


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Metropolitan Seoul buses this year celebrate their 60th birthday. Buses in Seoul have been on a roller coaster, going thorough ups and downs in modern Korean history.

Beginning at the dawn of the 1950-53 Korean War, a new public transportation was devastated by the war. Along with the national building efforts, the bus industry in the 1960s-1970s enjoyed its utmost prosperity.

From the 1980s, buses were demoted as a second method of transportation due to the rise of subways has become known as more affordable and accessible.

Buses have equipped themselves with rider-friendly facilities. Since 1995, all buses had built-in air conditioning and heating systems. Fuel has changed to compressed natural gas (CNG), which makes less noise. Creation of bus-only lanes in the 1980s has reduced distress stemmed from traffic jams. From 1996, all bus riders could use passes.

In July 2004, the Seoul bus system underwent a major reformation. Totally, 420 bus routes were newly composed with a total of 7,967 buses. A new bus management system was adopted, allowing instant monitoring of all bus operations in Seoul. Transfer between buses and subways were permitted.

All these changes for a quality bus ride didn't intend to win a competition with the subway. Authorities in the city government know all so well that the fate of buses in Seoul isn't so bright.

Jang Il-jin from the bus policy division of the Seoul metropolitan government said it's inevitable that the bus system has been and will be continuously shrinking.

"Because the subway system in Seoul is very good, demand for bus will continue to decrease. We know that," Jang said.

The central government's "green growth" campaign has also encouraged people to ride bikes by creating more bike lanes, another contributing factor for the drop in bus riders, he said.

Downsizing is unavoidable, Jang said.

"Challenge now for us is to how to make 20,000 employees in the busy industry stay employed despite of downsizing."

No detailed plan on how to compensate the laid-off workers and to keep them afloat in the job market is at hand.

But, he said, the bus system will remain open no matter what happens economically, dismissing concerns that buses would not be in sight any more in Seoul.

"What we are trying to do is to provide services for Seoul residents," even though it's not making any profits. And the city government will continue to subsidies, as it has been, for the bus companies to make their ends meet.

Glimpse Into History of Buses in Seoul

Although this year marks the 60th anniversary of bus as public transportation in Seoul, that doesn't mean that it was 60 years ago when the first bus appeared in Seoul. The 60th birth year was based on a calculation that the city government gave permission to private companies 60 years ago to operate buses in Seoul.

On Aug. 16, 1949, the city government granted licenses to 157 mid- and 105 large-sized buses for operations.



Up To 1949

The first bus appeared in the streets of Seoul in 1928, run by a Japanese businessman. Ten black buses with the capacity of 20 riders each traveled from Seoul Station via Sungnyemun, Chosun Bank, Changdeok Palace, Pil-dong, etc.

Buses ran from six a.m. to 10 p.m. between April and October; and eight a.m. to seven p.m. between November and March. Due to deficit by the year of 1933, the Japanese businessman sold his license to a private company, according to "History of Buses in Korea," a publication by the Association of Korea Bus Transport Companies.

As Japan shored up its military power for expansion during the Second World War in the 1940s, much of the transportation was mobilized to deliver weapons and arms rather than carry customers. Japan even put a cap on the number of buses and routes to run in the streets as to effectively call up automobiles if necessary.

The first Korean government was established in 1948, and the bus system in Seoul had a new structure. The Seoul government was on the top of management, allowing private bus companies to join and compete with Gyeongseong Company, which had monopolized the market up to that point.



1950s

The Korean War appeared to devastate bus operations in Korea. The war broke out only 10 months after the new bus system was introduced. Military attacks destroyed nearly 67 percent of buses running nationwide. In Seoul, the number of buses fell from 1,002 to 736 between 1949 and 1951, according to the publication.

Ironically, however, in 1952, the number reached 1,309, surpassing the number in the year 1949.

One major factor was that the railroads were used as the main line of war supply, giving rise to buses as a way to go around. Another reason was that the war left many automobile components to be reassembled, and the United Nations donated many vehicles.

By the end of the 1950s, buses established their name as the primary public transportation in the city. The number of riders per month rose from 280,000 in 1956 to 400,000 in 1957.



1960s-70s

The bus industry in Seoul was in its glory in the 1960s.

Population nationwide grew dramatically. Economy wise, first and second national economic development plans resulted in the rise of GDP, which also led to the rise of automobile ownerships.

In 1961, the total number of automobiles in Korea was at 29,234, but grew to 129,371 in 1970, a 4.4-fold increase. Likewise, the number of buses in Seoul increased from 11,533 in 1960 to 60,422 in 1970.

Starting in 1967, the city government fully-owned bus management, expanding bus routes to remote areas. The government owned buses, and the drivers were also the employees of the government. But, it didn't last long due to financial loss.

In the 1970s, the city was still short on public transportation, and came up with the idea of a subway system. Construction began in 1971 and was completed on Aug. 15, 1974.



1980s to Present

The bus industry in Seoul has fell downward since the 1980s. Supply was way too great for demand, due in part to the subway and its expansion. Automobile ownership was another factor. The number of registered cars jumped from nearly 205,340 in 1980 to 2,254,009 in 1990.

Focus then has shifted towards making a bus ride a high-quality trip.

Bus-only lanes were designated. Bus stops were installed. Bus passes were invented.

As recent as 2004, a major reform in Seoul bus system enabled a transfer from subway trains to buses, and vice versa.

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Gimpo LRT construction approved

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Gimpo LRT, 25km-long and 10 stations between Gimpo(Gimpo new town) and Gimpo Airport, was approved by government in 15 June. All station will be elevated, expect for Gimpo Airport station built underground, where passengers would be possible to transfer to Line 5, Line 9, A'REX(Incheon Airport Rail) and Soseo-Daegok Line (expected to open in 2015). LRT train will be non-manned automatic system. Total cost estimated is approximately 1 billion dollars (1.18 thrillion won).

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김포신도시와 김포공항을 잇는 김포 경전철이 2013년 완공된다.

국토해양부는 ‘경기도 도시철도 기본계획 김포편’을 15일 확정, 고시한다고 14일 밝혔다. 노선은 김포 한강신도시에서 걸포, 북변, 사우, 풍무와 고촌을 지나 김포공항역까지 25㎞에 이른다. 이 구간에는 모두 10개 정류장이 들어선다. 2010년 착공돼 2013년 개통되며 사업비 1조 1863억원은 모두 한강신도시 사업시행자가 부담한다.

김포공항 환승구간을 제외한 모든 구간을 고가로 건설하게 되며 김포공항역에서 서울지하철 9호선 및 5호선, 인천국제공항철도, 소사~대곡선과 최단거리로 환승 가능하다. 무인자동화로 운전 기능을 갖춘 최첨단 운영시스템을 도입한다.

국토부는 김포 도시철도가 개통되면 기존 승용차 이용중심의 교통체계에서 도시철도 중심의 저탄소 녹색교통체계로 재편이 가속화되고 대중교통을 이용하는 시민들에게도 더 나은 서비스를 제공할 수 있을 것으로 전망했다.

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Daegu Monorail Car Model Chosen / Ground-Breaking Ceremony Will Be Held On 24 June.

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Daegu Monorail Car Model to Be Chosen in Poll

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One of the designs is "half circular," portraying a rounded white cloud floating in the sky. Another is a "streamlined" look exemplifying the beauty of an elegant curve. The third is "straight lined" shape embodying a high speed-capable but stable monorail train, according to the city's Urban Railroad Construction Headquarters.
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Daegu Monorail Car Model Chosen


'Streamlined' is chosen as an exterior design of Daegu Monorail Car

국내 최초로 지상 모노레일로 운행될 대구도시철도 3호선 전동차량 외부 디자인이 유선형으로 확정됐다.

대구도시철도건설본부는 시민들을 상대로 도시철도 3호선 차량의 외부디자인 여론 조사를 실시한 결과 유선형으로 결정했다고 23일 밝혔다. 도시철도건설본부는 지난 8일부터 20일까지 시민 1만2000여명을 상대로 ‘둥근 구름형’ ‘유선형’ ‘직선과 곡선의 혼합형’ 등 3개안을 놓고 선호도를 조사한 결과 유선형이 53%로 가장 높게 나왔다고 설명했다.

도시철도건설본부는 외부 디자인이 결정됨에 따라 세부 색상, 내부 디자인 작업에 들어가며, 차량 전체 디자인은 전문가 자문 등을 거쳐 8월쯤 확정된다.

지상(높이 10m) 모노레일로 건설돼 운행되는 대구도시철도 3호선(23.95㎞, 북구 칠곡~수성구 범물)은 이달 말에 착공, 2014년 6월쯤 개통된다.

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A ceremonial ground-breaking for Daegu Monorail will be held on June 24, 2009.





(대구=연합뉴스) 류성무 기자 = 모노레일로 건설되는 대구도시철도 3호선 공사가 본격 시작된다.

대구도시철도건설본부는 오는 24일 오후 3시 북구 동호동 대구체육고등학교 운동장에서 정종환 국토해양부 장관과 지역 출신 국회의원, 기관·단체장 등 700여 명이 참석한 가운데 도시철도 3호선 기공식을 한다고 9일 밝혔다.

북구 동호동에서 수성구 범물동까지 23.95㎞를 잇는 도시철도 3호선은 총사업비 1조 4천282억 원이 투입돼 오는 2014년 6월 개통될 예정이다. 정거장 30개소와 차량기지 1곳, 주박기지 1개소 등이 건립된다.

지상 10m 높이의 고가 구조물 모노레일로 건설되는 도시철도 3호선은 3량 1편성 무인 자동운전으로 운행된다.

대구도시철도 3호선 조감도 (대구=연합뉴스) 지상 10m 높이의 고가 구조물 모노레일로 건설되는 대구도시철도 3호선은 3량 1편성 무인 자동운전으로 운행된다. 2009.7.9. <<대구도시철도건설본부 제공>> [email protected]

일본 히타치가 공급하는 전동차에는 주변 주택가 등의 사생활 침해를 최소화하기 위해 주택 밀집지역을 지날 때에는 창문이 자동으로 흐림 처리되는 자동창문흐림장치 등이 설치된다.

건설공사는 8개 공구로 나눠서 전 구간이 동시에 시행되며 공사 계약은 지난달 말 이미 완료됐다.

대구도시철도건설본부 관계자는 "일반 지하철의 40%의 공사비로 완공할 수 있어 경제적"이라면서 "소음과 진동이 거의 없고 매연이 없는 환경친화적인 대중교통 수단이 될 것"이라고 말했다.

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