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Old July 8th, 2010, 09:01 AM   #401
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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #402
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Will the Gyeongchun Express be a nonstop service between Chuncheon and Seoul?
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Old July 9th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #403
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Will the Gyeongchun Express be a nonstop service between Chuncheon and Seoul?
It's not a non-stop service. The Chungchun express train between Chuncheon and Seoul(Yongsan) would make a stop on several stations, but the exact stop stations are not decided yet. More information will come next year.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #404
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South Korea Incheon International Airport Maglev Groundbreaking!

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S. Korea starts construction of maglev train rail

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea started construction on a rail for
magnetic levitation trains on Tuesday, marking a major step toward
commercializing more eco-friendly transport services for its citizens, the
government said.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held at Incheon International Airport to
construct a 6.1 kilometer rail in the nation's west gateway to test a maglev
train operation, according to the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime
Affairs. Along the rail, six stops and one train depot will also be built.

Maglev trains use a powerful magnetic field to suspend them above rails,
causing less noise and vibration than conventional ones. The train can run at a
top speed of 110km per hour, the ministry said.

The construction came after the government launched a project in 2006 to
commercialize unmanned maglev train service. A total of 450 billion won (US$385
million) will be invested for the project.

After its completion, trains will be tested on the rail for one year before
being put to commercial operation in 2013, which would mark the second launch of
urban maglev transport service in the world following Japan, the ministry said.
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Old August 8th, 2010, 08:54 PM   #405
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I would love to see pictures of all the maglev track being built! I was in South Korea back in 2008 to see the maglev train they built in Daejeon. Now they are finally building their first commercial maglev!

Go to http://www.monorails.org/tMspages/Daejeon1.html to see pictures of my first trip to Daejeon.

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Old September 1st, 2010, 12:41 PM   #406
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 06:09 AM   #407
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Thanks as always, Ruready! Any news on when it will open to the public? Will it link to the Bundang line? It's always great to see your photos and read your updates!
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Old September 16th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #408
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Thanks as always, Ruready! Any news on when it will open to the public? Will it link to the Bundang line? It's always great to see your photos and read your updates!
Sorry for late reply. It's scheduled to open next month, but it's postponed again.
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SK Telecom said Tuesday that it will establish wireless Internet networks in transportation methods such as airport limousine buses in an effort to ensure customers enjoy seamless Internet while preparing for their trip.

The country’s No. 1 mobile carrier said it has set up Wi-Fi networks to test the service in a single limousine bus and that it plans to offer such service on 67 different buses before the holiday season which begins on Sept. 21.

Customers use SK Telecom’s free wireless Internet service with their smartphones, offered on a limousine airport bus Tuesday. (SKT)

It will also expand such wireless networks in 200 other limousine buses and in subway stations.

The firm has already set up wireless Internet networks in six excursion ships located in the Han River and in four different docks located in Yeouido, Jamsil, Yanghwa and Sangam, all in Seoul.

The moves come after its CEO Jung Man-won announced earlier in July that it will establish a total of 5,000 additional Wi-Fi zones by the end of this year.

Critics, however, have noted recently that SKT should not focus on merely increasing the number of Wi-Fi zones but on improving the quality of seamless Internet service.

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KT expands Wi-Fi coverage to all subways

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Telecommunications giant KT said it completed installing Wi-Fi hotspots in the country’s subway stations, allowing its customers to access free wireless Internet services on the platforms.

The company, which provides a wealth of mobile Internet devices such as the Apple iPhone, is also looking to expand its Wi-Fi coverage to the subway cars, as well as buses and taxies, by installing the vehicles with the company's portable gateway devices dubbed as ``Egg.'' The devices convert the signals of WiBro, a portable broadband technology that is the local variant of mobile WiMAX, into Wi-Fi signals. The Egg-based Wi-Fi services are already being tested on a number of Seoul taxis.

``The Wi-Fi hotspots in the subway stations of Seoul and the metropolitan area and the five major provincial cities have been completed. Considering that the demand for Wi-Fi access is high among students and office workers during the morning and evening commuting hours, we believe the consumer response to be explosive and positive,’’ said a KT spokesman.

The company plans to have 100,000 Wi-Fi zones by the end of 2011, which will make it the owner of the world’s largest Wi-Fi network operated by a single carrier.

In past years, KT and its bitter industry rival SK Telecom have been investing massively in futuristic communications technologies, such as WiBro (wireless broadband), but for now, the old and reliable Wi-Fi seems to be their meal ticket.

With Wi-Fi connectivity becoming conventional in the mobile phones of today, due to the popularity of feature-packed smartphones such as Apple's iPhone, wireless carriers are competing to expand their public Wi-Fi hotspots where users find free wireless Internet access, which is becoming an essential part of mobile competition.

Based on business plans revealed by the KT and SK Telecom, the country will have around 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots by the end of the year. This still wouldn't come close to blanket coverage but nonetheless would represent a massive improvement from the 13,000 hotspots at the end of last year.

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Old September 28th, 2010, 08:02 AM   #412
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Old October 1st, 2010, 02:55 AM   #414
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Just to be clear, these LRTs are not trams right? they are elevated rapid transits that just has smaller capacity and smaller cars?
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Old October 1st, 2010, 04:26 AM   #415
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Correct.
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I wonder if Lines 1 and 4 of the Seoul Metro would ever receive new rolling stock.

Would it perhaps be similar to the new trains running on lines 2 and 3?
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 10:35 PM   #417
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I wonder if Lines 1 and 4 of the Seoul Metro would ever receive new rolling stock.
According to last year's article, 100 of total 160 trains in Line 1 are new trains and Line 4 will receive new rolling stock on 2018.(because all of Line 4 trains were replaced on 1993)

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Unfortunately I think so.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #418
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Old October 19th, 2010, 02:55 PM   #419
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Interesting rolling stock. I see KRRI is testing direct drive motors (DDM). JR East also tested these on the experimental E993 series or "AC train". I think just one revenue unit with DDM (the E331 series) is in use on the Keiyo Line, I suppose as part of long term operational testing.

For those interested in this unconventional, but promising drive system, you may want to read this article:
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/developmen...6_52tecrev.pdf
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Interesting rolling stock. I see KRRI is testing direct drive motors (DDM). JR East also tested these on the experimental E993 series or "AC train". I think just one revenue unit with DDM (the E331 series) is in use on the Keiyo Line, I suppose as part of long term operational testing.

For those interested in this unconventional, but promising drive system, you may want to read this article:
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/developmen...6_52tecrev.pdf
Thanks for the link about DDM. Less energy consumption, less noisy, long-term maintenance looks promising. I hope it to be succesfully developed.
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