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Old December 24th, 2010, 02:58 PM   #461
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Is Sangbong Station open for transfer between Line 7 and the Gyeongchun and Jungang Lines? I'm a little confused about this. The updated maps show this, but I've also seen reference in earlier posts about Sin-Sangbong. Could someone please clarify this?
Sinsangbong station is the same as Sangbong station. During its construction it was tentatively named as Sinsangbong station to differenciate it from Subway Line 7 Sangbong station. With the completion of construction and openning of Gyeongchun line, the name of Sinsangbong station was changed to Sangbong station.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 03:56 AM   #462
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Can anyone explain to me why Busan Line 4 looks so weird? The track I mean. I realize they use rubber tires but still.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 06:45 AM   #463
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Can anyone explain to me why Busan Line 4 looks so weird? The track I mean. I realize they use rubber tires but still.
It may look weird in the conventional railway sense, but it's the normal arrangement for an AGT (automated guideway transit) system. Take a look at Tokyo's Yurikamome system, also an AGT:

http://www.japaneselifestyle.com.au/...lbum=47&pos=16

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Old December 26th, 2010, 06:50 AM   #464
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Doesnt really look like a track, more like a concrete for a bus powered by a third rail. Looks like that.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 07:03 AM   #465
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Doesnt really look like a track, more like a concrete for a bus powered by a third rail. Looks like that.
Yes, that's essentially what it is- the side walls have guard rails and the third rail, while the trainsets have small side wheels that move against the guard rails. The main rubber-tired wheels of course are driven by traction motors, perhaps via cardan shaft coupling. The metal strip in the middle of the concrete roadbed may be a cover for the electronic guide strip, if the system is ATO driverless.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #466
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S. Korea to open railway line from Seoul to Incheon airport

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SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea officially opened a direct railway linking downtown Seoul with the country's main airport on Tuesday, a move that will greatly improve the convenience of travelers, the government said.

The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said full-fledged commercial operation of the second phase of the railway system will start Wednesday and is expected to fuel greater use of trains by travelers.

The 20.4-kilometer section of railway, which cost 2.48 trillion won (US$2.15 billion), connects Seoul Station in the central part of the capital city with Gimpo Airport, and will effectively reduce travel time and cost for passengers bound for Incheon International Airport station (IIA), located at the country's largest airport.

The second phase follows the completion of the first leg of construction that linked Gimpo, on the western outskirts of the capital, with IIA. That 37.6-kilometer-long railway was opened to the public in March 2007.

Construction on the entire double-track airport railway line started in 2001 at cost of 4.22 trillion won.

The ministry said a passenger on a train with local service can reach IIA on Yeongjong Island from Seoul Station in 53 minutes at a cost of 3,700 won, compared to traveling over an hour on a limousine bus that costs 15,000. It said that same distance can be covered by a taxi in just under an hour, if there is no traffic, but at a cost of 67,500 won.

People who board an express train can make the trip in 43 minutes for 13,300 won.

Authorities, meanwhile, said the opening of the train service could greatly push up the number of travelers and help the country cut back on energy use by getting people to take public transportation.


A new Seoul-Incheon International Airport train conducts trial runs on Dec. 24 before the start of commercial operations. (Yonhap)

Besides the opening of the railway service, Seoul is moving to connect the Korea Train Express (KTX) bullet train with the Seoul Station-IIA line by the end of 2012. Such a connection would allow a person to travel from Busan, in the southeastern corner of the country, to Incheon airport in two hours and 40 minutes, down sharply from six hours at present.

Because the KTX trains can travel at 180 kilometers per hour, they will be able to ferry passengers from downtown Seoul to IIA in about 28 minutes.

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SEOUL — South Korea Tuesday officially opened a railway linking its main international airport at Incheon to central Seo almost 10 years after the airport itself began operations.

The 58-km (36 mile) line linking Seoul station and the airport will start taking passengers from Wednesday, the transport ministry said.

Work on the 4.2-trillion-won (3.6 billion dollar) project began in April 2001, a month after the airport opened.

The first section between Incheon airport and Gimpo airport on the western outskirts of Seoul was completed in March 2007.

The 20.7-km section between Gimpo and Seoul station was formally opened Tuesday after a tape-cutting ceremony chaired by Prime Minister Kim Hwang-Sik.

Express trains will take 43 minutes and charge 13,300 won (about USD 12) while normal ones will take 10 minutes longer for a fare of 3,700 won.

The route is currently served by airport buses, which take at least one hour and charge around 15,000 won.

Railway passengers will be able to check in and deposit luggage at a terminal on the second floor of Seoul station.

A transport ministry official said delays to the airport railway were mainly due to budget problems, with more money than expected needed for tunnels or buying land.

The ministry plans to connect bullet trains with the airport railway by the end of 2012 so that passengers can travel from the southern port of Busan to Incheon airport in two hours and 40 minutes.

Incheon, which replaced Gimpo as the country's main airport, has won several international awards.

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Old December 29th, 2010, 02:04 AM   #467
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Such good news about Arex! It's well over-due, but, now it is done, Incheon will be so much easier to get to from down-town. I wonder if the Seoul Station check-in with be incredibly crowded?
Are all the interchanges open on the commuter trains? I read that some of them might not all be open immediately.
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Old December 29th, 2010, 02:35 AM   #468
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Such good news about Arex! It's well over-due, but, now it is done, Incheon will be so much easier to get to from down-town. I wonder if the Seoul Station check-in with be incredibly crowded?
Are all the interchanges open on the commuter trains? I read that some of them might not all be open immediately.
Every station, except for Gongdoek station which is scheduled to open in 2012, will open on schedule. source
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Old December 29th, 2010, 02:42 AM   #470
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Seoul Rolling With Electric Buses, Aims to Win Global Green Vehicle Race

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Seoul, the capital of South Korea, announced this week that it is rolling out its first fleet of full-sized electric buses to be used for public transportation. The building of the buses was done through an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hankuk Fiber.

The vehicles will run on Seoul's Namsan Mountain circuit, a central route for the entire city, especially North of Seoul's Han river. The buses are about 36 feet long, only require 30 minutes to charge when using a high-speed battery charger, can run up to 51.6 miles on a single charge, and have a maximum speed of 62 miles per hour.

Similar fleets have been rolled out in other cities--such as Los Angeles and Mumbai--in generally small numbers as a way to road-test the buses, but Seoul has announced that half of its public transport vehicles will be electric by 2020. The state of California, by way of comparison, wants buses with zero tailpipe emissions to constitute only 15% of public agency bus orders in 2012.

The transition to electric buses underscores Seoul's increasing effort to be a global leader in the electric vehicle market and an example of a bustling, eco-progressive Asian capital. The city has recently also announced its intentions to be a "Green-Car, Smart City" and has made huge strides to improve waterways, plant trees, and create "green space," despite its population of 10.4 million people and an over-abundance of cars crowding the city.

Today also marked the official opening of a railway linking Incheon International airport to central Seoul, 10 years after the completion of the airport itself. Incheon International Airport is situated about 36 miles away from the city and can take up to 2 hours to reach by bus, amid Seoul's heavy traffic congestion. The airport railway signals an additional effort on the part of the government to be a little more Earth--and human--friendly.

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Old December 29th, 2010, 03:10 AM   #471
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Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation Unveiled Its Own Train

Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation(SMRT), which operates subway lines 5, 6, 7, 8, unveiled a train made by themselves and assembled in their factory.


The front of the train


It's named as SR001


Driver's cab


Inside of the train


Inside of the train


Inside of the train


Information Touch Monitor, providing several service such as internet search, route search and DMB etc


Some car features center-aligned seats.


Some car features center-aligned seats.


Information LCD


CCTV on ceiling


The side of the train


Old and New train


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Thats a peculiar arrangement of seats. Interesting to see whether it works out.
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Old December 29th, 2010, 03:47 AM   #473
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How wide are those trains?
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Thats a peculiar arrangement of seats. Interesting to see whether it works out.
Kind of like the layout for the proposed "leaning seats" for BART, though much more comfortable looking.

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How wide are those trains?
I tried to find out the spec but failed to. Let's suppose that the width of new train is identical to old ones, then the width is 3,120 mm.

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Kind of like the layout for the proposed "leaning seats" for BART, though much more comfortable looking.

http://www.ebbc2.ebbc.org/gallery/d/...0500118056.jpg
I'm negative to both idea. It looks uncomfortable.
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I'm negative to both idea. It looks uncomfortable.
JR East tried the high capacity arrangement with fold up seats on the Yamanote Line, but chose not to expand that system. With the installation of platform barriers at stations, these cars are being (were?) phased out. Not JR, but on the Tokyo Metro, increasing passenger capacity/throughput volume has been focused more on reducing dwell times by building trainsets with wider doors and tweaking the operating diagram (working timetable), often shaving off mere seconds of station stop times, but which result in significant capacity increases over a typical run.
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JR East tried the high capacity arrangement with fold up seats on the Yamanote Line, but chose not to expand that system. With the installation of platform barriers at stations, these cars are being (were?) phased out. Not JR, but on the Tokyo Metro, increasing passenger capacity/throughput volume has been focused more on reducing dwell times by building trainsets with wider doors and tweaking the operating diagram (working timetable), often shaving off mere seconds of station stop times, but which result in significant capacity increases over a typical run.
I also think that putting more passengers on the already-packed train isn't a good idea. Instead I support the idea of increasing capacity by reducing dwell times. Some seoul subway stations being extremely crowded during rush hour have adopted so-called 'cutting man' instead of 'pushing man' to prevent the delayed time caused by passengers rushing forcingly onto the train, and I think it's a more reasonable solution.

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Incheon Airport Railroad Trains On Magok Railroad Bridge






Normal train on the magok railroad bridge







Express train on the magok railroad bridge

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Old December 30th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #479
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Some Pictures About Gyeongchun Line


A train on Gyeongchun line is passing on a railroad bridge


A normal train for Chuncheon


A normal express train for Chuncheon


Gapyeong station


Gapyeong station


Gapyeong station

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