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Old December 13th, 2011, 08:15 PM   #581
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Racing Towards a Magnetic Future
Incheon-Yeongjong area selected as showcase area for Korea s first Maglev service


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Magnetic levitation trains are the ultimate in railway transport, and Incheon will be the first city in Korea to operate this futuristic mode of transportation.

Incheon beat out three other Korean cities (Daegu, Gwangju, Daejeon) in the competition to become the showcase city for the Urban Magnetic Levitation Train Project, overseen by the Ministry of Construction and Transportation and conducted by Korea Institute for Construction&Technology Evaluation and Planning, with Yeongjong Island and areas around Incheon International Airport slated as the site of the nation s first operational magnetic levitation railway line.

After the Japanese city of Nagoya, Incheon will be second city in the world to build a low speed maglev line, which follows a course running 6.1 kilometers from Incheon Airport Transportation Center, through the International Business Area, and ending at Yongyu on Yeongjong Island. Plans for the maglev line will be drawn up by next year, which puts the date of the completion of the line at 2011, with test runs to begin in 2012. The second stage construction will extend the line by another 9.7 kilometers through the Incheon Asian Game yachting course to Ulwangri beach by 2014, eventually culminating in the full 37.4-kilometer railway that encircles the entire Yeongjong Island.

There were two major considerations behind selection of Incheon, and especially the Yeongjong area. Incheon International Airport status as the gateway to Korea as well as its high-tech image was deemed ideal for showing off progress Korea will make in the creation of a maglev train system, resulting in increased competitiveness and stature not just for Incheon International Airport, but the Republic of Korea itself. There was also the fact the Incheon International Airport possesses accumulated experience in construction and operation of advanced railway systems in the form of its automated, intra-airport transit system, IIAC Starline? therefore increasing the likelihood of efficient operation.

Magnetic levitation trains literally floats on a cushion of electromagnetic field without the train actually touching the railway, reducing noise associated with rail travel as well as unhealthy dust, and its ability to turn corners and curved lines deftly provides great advantage for urban rail transport.

This next-generation transportation built in and around Incheon International Airport is expected to generate additional for travelers and transfer passengers, not to mention economic value, and last but not least, increasing Incheon International Airport's competitive edge in its bid to become the logistical hub of Northeast Asia.
Does anyone have any updates on the Incheon Maglev? Have they actually started construction? There have been a few news articles over the months of construction beginning, but no photos or any real proof.

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Old December 13th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #582
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These are some easily found youtube videos of the maglev train and project.






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Old December 15th, 2011, 07:29 AM   #583
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Does anyone have any updates on the Incheon Maglev? Have they actually started construction? There have been a few news articles over the months of construction beginning, but no photos or any real proof.

Thanks,

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Construction began at the late of last year. Here are the photos of construction.













All photos are from Daum Roadmap and taken in June this year).
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Old December 16th, 2011, 04:32 AM   #584
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Thanks so much for these pictures! I'm glad to see that have begun construction!

I can't wait to ride this maglev train when it opens!
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Old December 21st, 2011, 02:44 PM   #585
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KIA Promotion Train on Gyeongchun Line


ITX-Cheongchun Trial Run on Gyeongchun Line

The ITX-Cheongchun sevice which was scheduled to begin its service this month is postponed, due to defective parts found during trial run, until February next year.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 03:04 PM   #586
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Shin-Bundang Line


Shin-Bundang Line (Pangyo Station to Jeongja Station)


Train Information LCD
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 02:38 AM   #587
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What was that he used to 'tap in' on the Ticket Barrier at 1:58 please?
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 08:52 AM   #588
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What was that he used to 'tap in' on the Ticket Barrier at 1:58 please?
His cell phone
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 10:34 AM   #589
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What was that he used to 'tap in' on the Ticket Barrier at 1:58 please?
I think he uses mobile-strap type T-Money Card :



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Old December 22nd, 2011, 10:14 PM   #590
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Thanks. So it's like a 'smart card' then?
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Thanks. So it's like a 'smart card' then?
Yes, it's a 'smart card'. If you are interested in T-Money smart card, see this T-Money PR Video in english.

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Gyeonggi-do To Install NFC and QR Code Poster On Every Bus Stops By The End Of This Year

Gyeonggi-do has installed Bus Arrival Information Display system on 4,900 bus stops, but it's only 22% of the total 22,000 bus stops in Gyeonggi-do. So Gyeonggi-do decided to put NFC and QR Code Poster on all of 22,000 bus stops by the end of this year.

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Every bus stop has its own number and you can know the bus arrival information by using this number.
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Samsung To Install Transparent LCD On Several Subway Stations

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Samsung Electronics sets to pioneer into the transparent display market by initiating volume production of 46” transparent LCD panel. Samsung said on the 17th that it has completed the development of world’s first 46” transparent LCD panel and plans to start volume production of it from late this month. Samsung’s 46” transparent LCD panel features wide angles, a contrast ratio of 4500:1, a HD definition of 1366 * 768 pixels with a color reproduction range of about 70%.

This product also received Eco Design Award at CES 2012, and a couple of DID Solution companies in the US plan to volume produce it for commercial refrigerator doors. In Korea, Samsung Electronics worked with Samsung SDS to integrate the transparent display into in subway screen doors, to deliver differentiated display experience and new-type advertising for customers.




Transparent LCD(four 46" transparent LCDs) installed on screen door


Transparent LCD(four 46" transparent LCDs) installed on screen door


22" Transparent LCD installed on subway station

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http://kojects.com/2012/01/14/final-...mido-monorail/
article about Wolmido Monorail

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Old January 25th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #595
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Good luck to the Wilmido Monorail! Although I like monorails and other innovative and new transportation systems, I really think its a joke if it only goes 50km/h! Also, the construction of this thing seemed very shoddy from the beginning. I don't know if it will survive.

The new maglev being built at the Incheon airport is supposed to have an operating speed of 100km/h. I hope that will be a reality!
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article about ICN maglev

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Old February 2nd, 2012, 05:42 PM   #597
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Here are some pictures I took of the Daejeon Maglev line back in 2009. These are a few from my flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/9056655...n/photostream/

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There are also a few more pictures with captions at the Monorail Society site at
http://www.monorails.org/tMspages/Daejeon1.html

and

http://www.monorails.org/tMspages/Daejeon2.html

Have a look!

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Old February 2nd, 2012, 05:54 PM   #599
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Here are a couple more pictures from 2009. The first one is from the Incheon International Airport. They built this beautiful building connected to the baggage claim and terminal housing the train station for trains to Seoul. The train station is in the basement while the future maglev station is on the second floor. When I saw it in 2009, the station area 'troughs' where the tracks will eventually go was turned into elaborate botanical gardens. It was very pretty and relaxing to walk through!

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Some great photos there lkstrknb! Great detail.
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