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Old December 22nd, 2009, 06:57 AM   #281
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Nice bus (at least for now,because however today it's design is interesting,it isn't timeless and I don't know how we'll find it in eg. 10 years).An advantage of this design is that you can easily hide gas tanks (or electric equipment) on the roof.Desktop really cool,but seats could be better. Now price:initial price 550 000 $ for 11m long bus,even if it is supplied by batteries (supposed later price ca. 340 000 $ is more acceptable,but how much it is now?) And 110 km on once charged batteries... For short distances it is enough,but when you use it in city similar to Soul it may be too less for the whole day of work (but if there is a lot of power supply stations,eg. on loops,there's no problem ).
Are they going to produce any longer variants and if yes,then how much they have to cost (because,as I read,Soul is planning to buy few tousands of these buses;are there any articulated buses in Soul?)?
The price of low-floor buses in korea are betwen 170,000$~200,000$ and government said the standard model would be cheaper than the existing low-floor buses by 10%.

About articulated buses, yes there're somee buses in Seoul. But due to frequent break-downs and troubles on road, Seoul have been reducing the service.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:04 AM   #282
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Hyundai Rotem Unveils Maglev Train

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Hyundai Rotem Co unveiled a magnetically levitated (maglev) train set for commercial release in 2013. After trial operations, the maglev train will run a 6.1 kilometer line between Incheon International Airport, the major gateway to South Korea, and a subway station near Seoul. A maglev train uses a powerful magnetic field to suspend trains a whisper above the rails, enabling them to travel faster than conventional trains. The unmanned two-car train can house 180 passengers and run at a top speed of 110 kilometers per hour.

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Old January 5th, 2010, 04:53 AM   #283
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Record snowfall causes capital chaos

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The biggest snowfall in almost a century nearly paralyzed Seoul’s transportation system yesterday, the first official business day of the new year. As of 1:30 p.m., 25.7 centimeters (10.1 inches) had fallen in Seoul, replacing the previous high of 25.6 centimeters on Jan. 28, 1969. The Korea Meteorological Administration said yesterday’s snowfall can be considered a historic high given that the nation began compiling snow data in 1937.

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Subway trains were not always reliable. A train running on line No. 1 briefly broke down at 7:40 a.m., leading to a 15-minute suspension on the route between Namyeong and Yongsan. The subway linking Seoul and Bundang, a satellite city in Gyeonggi Province, also was delayed because the outdoor station of Bojeong was buried with snow.

The Seoul government said it will extend subway operating hours by one hour to 2 a.m. and the period of frequent trains for commuters by one hour from the current 7 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. periods. Also, the local government said it will temporarily add 530 more buses on 280 routes in the city.

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Old January 5th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #284
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It strikes me that only the design of the shell is modern while the materials and parts are not.

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Is this train going to a different station than the current AREX airport link train to Gimpo?
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Old January 6th, 2010, 09:37 AM   #286
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Is this train going to a different station than the current AREX airport link train to Gimpo?
Incheon Maglev's station at Incheon Airport will be Traffic Center at Incheon Airport, the same building as AREX's station.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 09:42 AM   #287
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Old January 6th, 2010, 09:58 AM   #288
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110 km/h???? isn't that a bit ridiculous speed to be Maglev? I would have expected a much higher speed...
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #289
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I expect the train is to be used for a different purpose (as opposed to the Shanghai maglev etc.)

From memory, the Incheon maglev was planned to be more of a 'fast monorail' than intercity rail line.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:32 AM   #290
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110 km/h???? isn't that a bit ridiculous speed to be Maglev? I would have expected a much higher speed...
It's Urban-type maglev train, just like Linimo.
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Yongin LRT (Everline)

Yongin LRT, scheduled to open in July this year, started trial run on entire route.

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It's good that the Yongin LRT line's finally going to open. Will the Bundang Line extension open around the same time? The Yongin line will be a lot more useful when it provides rail connectivity to the Seoul subway network.
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Is the Yongin line elevated the whole way?
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It's good that the Yongin LRT line's finally going to open. Will the Bundang Line extension open around the same time? The Yongin line will be a lot more useful when it provides rail connectivity to the Seoul subway network.
Unfortunately Bundang Line extension will open by the end of next year.

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Route length: 18,143 km
Elevated section : 14,812 km

I think Yongin Line is elevated the whole way, except for the section between station and train depot.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 07:09 AM   #297
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Platform Screen Door Installed On All Subway Stations

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【서울=뉴시스】양길모 기자 = 서울시는 지하철 이용객들의 안전사고 예방을 위해 지난 2006년부터 연차적으로 추진해 오던 승강장 스크린도어 설치를 완료했다고 31일 밝혔다.

지난 2005년 사당역과 김포공항역에 불과하던 스크린도어는 2006년 17곳을 시작으로 2007년 13곳, 2008년 57곳, 지난해 200곳에 설치됐다.

이에 따라 서울지하철 1~8호선 265개 전 역사(지하철 1호선은 지하구간만)와 지난해 7월 개통된 9호선 24개역 등 서울지하철 289개 역사에 설치가 완료됐다.

특히 서울지하철 내 23개 지상구간에는 역사의 구조문제와 필요성 여부 등을 이유로 완전밀폐형이 아닌 반밀폐형이나 난간형 스크린도어가 설치됐다.

당초 시는 올해까지 전 역사에 설치할 계획이었으나 승강장에서 빈발하는 추락 사고를 조기에 근절시키기 위해 설치시기를 1년 앞당겼다.

아울러 시는 스크린도어를 통해 단순히 사상사고 예방하는 것에 그치지 않고 승강장 내 미세먼지 저감 및 소음 감소 등 지하철 이용환경을 한층 업그레이드 시킬 것으로 기대하고 있다.

가장 먼저 설치 된 2호선 사당역에서 실시한 설치 전후 공기질 분석에 따르면 설치 전 보다 승강장의 경우 35.3%, 대합실 26.9%에 달하는 미세먼지 저감효과가 있는 것으로 분석됐으며 승강장 소음도 78.3dB에서 72.1dB로 줄어든 것으로 나타났다.

신용목 서울시 교통정책담당관은 "스크린도어 설치공사로 인해 그동안 불편함을 참고 기다려 주신 시민들께 감사드린다"며 "서울지하철을 더욱 안전하고 쾌적하게 만들기 위해 지하철 운영기관과 함께 최선의 노력을 기울이겠다"고 밝혔다.

한편 현재 지하철 1~4호선은 서울메트로가, 5~8호선은 도시철도공사가, 9호선은 메트로9호선㈜가 운영을 담당하고 있으며 1호선 지상부분과 기타 구간은 코레일이 운영한다.

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Seoul city government said installing platform screen door on all subway stations ( Line 1 to 9, 289 stations in total, excluding the stations operated by Korail) were completed last month. Most are totally-sealed type, but some above-ground stations are half-sealed type or parapet type.
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Seoul city government said installing platform screen door on all subway stations ( Line 1 to 9, 289 stations in total, excluding the stations operated by Korail) were completed last month. Most are totally-sealed type, but some above-ground stations are half-sealed type or parapet type.
This I do not like. When I was in Korea there were only a couple stations with the doors. The reason I don't like them is because you can't see the train coming; that's fun! Also, in the summer, the wind from an approaching train is very nice. I heard they installed the doors for safety, but I think there were only a few people out of millions and millions who fell off (or jumped off) the platform. To me, the doors are annoying.
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