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Old June 1st, 2015, 08:39 PM   #801
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I just uploaded the first video from my recent trip to Daegu. I invite you all to take a nice, SMOOTH ride on Daegu's new Sky Rail (Metro Line 3). It is a wonderful system!

https://youtu.be/0ShnN3xyRhc
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Old June 25th, 2015, 06:53 AM   #802
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New fare system in Seoul from June 27th. Here is a summary:

-Base fare for card users is going up about 20%
-If a teenager pays cash, they pay the same as an adult, not a typical student price, but if they use a card, then they pay the student price
-Elderly foreigners who have permanent residence can ride for free. Just over 2,500 people in Seoul qualify for this
-If you start your journey before 6:30am, you get a 20% discount
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Old June 25th, 2015, 01:56 PM   #803
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Monorail is a form of LRT. I have never understood what purpose LRT serve outside small towns or estates. They are essentially a replacement for trams and not MRT.

LRT makes sense at airports, CBD, Disneyland, shopping malls, etc... and I accept them being used to connect up an airport, La Defence or Kings Cross St Pancras to Euston, but to build LRT as the main mode of transport in a city? No!

They are primarily for small towns. I would throw a hissy fit if Rhine Ruhr built a monorail to connect itself.
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Old June 25th, 2015, 05:12 PM   #804
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Light rail generally refers to capacity. Sometimes you want something that is faster than a bus, isn't subject to road traffic, and is cheaper than building an on-ground or underground railway. Every city should build a high capacity 40,000 people per direction per hour system or nothing at all?
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Old June 25th, 2015, 07:05 PM   #805
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This is the video which was linked to on the previous page by Mistermonorail.
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Old June 27th, 2015, 11:20 AM   #806
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Gimpo GoldLine

The Gimpo GoldLine project under construction since 2013 is a 23,65km Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) in Gimpo City (Gyeonggi Province). The subway line follows the southern bank of the Han river.


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The project has nine stations between Gimpo International Airport (transfer with Seoul Subway Line 5, Line 9, Airport Railroad and Daegok-Sosa Line [2017]) and Gurae.

The nine stations are the following: 101 Gurae, 102 Masan, 103 Changgi, 104 Woonyang, 105 Bukbyeon, 106 Sawoo, 107 Poongmu, 108 Gochon, and 109 Gimpo International Airport.



Section map*:

Section 1: 4,7km Gurae ~ Changgi


Section 2: 3,7km Changgi ~ Bukbyeon


Section 3: 4,3km Bukbyeon ~ Sawoo


Section 4: 4,2km Sawoo ~ Gochon


Section 5: 6,7km Gochon ~ Gimpo International Airport


* Stations are an approximation, some sections finish halfway between the two.


Construction update (May ~ June, 2015):

102 Masan


103 Changgi




106 Sawoo


107 Poongmu


108 Gochon




The trains are AGT units made by Hyundai Rotem with two cars (2,65 m width and 28 m long) and third rail contact 750V DC. Same as Busan-Gimhae Light Rapid Transit. More: http://gimpo.kr.or.kr/sub/info.do?m=0301&s=gimpo












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https://www.facebook.com/gimpotrain/timeline
http://gimpo.kr.or.kr/main.do
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimpo_Goldline
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Old June 28th, 2015, 03:12 AM   #807
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I rode the city bus from Gimpo towards Seoul and it was jam-packed getting closer, so I'm sure the line will be used a lot.
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Old June 28th, 2015, 04:50 AM   #808
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Is this part of the Seoul metro system?
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Old June 28th, 2015, 12:37 PM   #809
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Yes, like Incheon Metro, AREX, EverLine and other non-major rail companies in the Capital Area.
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Old June 29th, 2015, 09:25 AM   #810
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http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/bulletin...ML?input=1195m

Seoul City has confirmed today its plans to build 90km of subway in by 2025. The plans were known already, but this commitment really will push the project forward. The investment will cost 8.7 trillion wons (over 8 billion dollars) and increase the network by 27% (Inside the city of Seoul, not the entire network).

The share of subway use (among other types of transportation) is expected to rise from 39% to 45% as a result of this expansion of the network.

Line breakdown :
- Sillim Line will be the first line to start construction, by the end of this year, and bring the N-S connection that Southern Seoul desperately needed. The line will link Yeuido Island with Seoul National University (the actual campus, not the existing station)
- Nangok Line will be an southern extension of the Sillim Line, a new branch facilitating commuting from southerstern Gwanak and Geumcheon districts
- Seobu line will also disenclave southern seoul, linking the existing SNU station to the eunpyeong district in northwestern seoul
- Mokdong line : a relatively short line from dangsan station near Yeuido westwards towards Mokdong.
- Wirye Tram. It would be the first modern tram in Korea (there is also a tram project in Changwon). A fairly short line connecting within the new city of Wirye, currently Under construction between Seongnam and Songpa in Southerstern Seoul
- Wirye-Sinsa line. Connecting the new Wyrie neighborhood with Gangnam, with the line terminating at Sinsa station. It could also be an important line in Gangnam, linking busy stations (Sinsa, Cheongdam, Bongeuna, Samseong), and further helping disenclaving (after the Bundang line northern extension) Northeastern Gangnam
- Seoul Subway Line 9 Phase 4. Phase 2, completed in March, brought the line to western Songpa. The line will further be extended eastwards by 2017 to Seoul Veterans Hospital in southern Gangdong. With that 4th phase, the line would go further North and intersect with line 5 again.
- Ui LRT Extension : A short extension of the Ui LRT line (scheduled for completion next year), allowing for a connection with line 1 at Banghak station
- Myeonmok line : a line in underdeveloped Eastern Seoul ( Dongdaemun and Jungryang districts)
- Another line for Eastern Seoul, this time a N-S line, linking the busy Wangsimni station to the North-East edge of the city in Junggye-dong
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Old June 30th, 2015, 05:49 PM   #811
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The pictures above are of the Yongyu (용유) station on the circulator line, which will open in June. That station is right next to Yongyu Imshi (용유임시). I saw the circulator line testing while waiting for the AREX train to depart.
Did this station open in June?
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Old July 1st, 2015, 04:08 AM   #812
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Did this station open in June?
It doesn't appear to be. I looked on a Korean mapping site that is usually really quick on new stations and bus route changes and it still says the line including that station is to open in 2015, but they don't give a month.

The Korean wikipedia version hasn't been updated either so I'm guessing it's not open yet.

I live very far from there so I can't just go see if it's open.
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 08:05 AM   #813
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Thanks for checking that for me.
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Old July 7th, 2015, 07:04 AM   #814
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Trolleybus driver and maintenance works in Chongjin


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=299756470148188


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=299856513471517

Source: DPRK360 facebook feed
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Old July 18th, 2015, 05:28 AM   #815
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I don't think this has been reported yet...

Incheon City has submitted to the government a new plan for GTX Line B. Rather than going through Yeouido to Cheongryangni, the line would go further South from Bupyeong, and pretty much follow Seoul Subway Line 2 all the way to Jamsil in Southestern Seoul. According to their study, the economic feasability would be greatly improved.

There are lots of good things about this but also a few weaknesses :
- There are too many stops in or around Gangnam: GyoDae, Gangnam, Seolleung, Samseong (only Yeoksam would be "skipped"). That would kind of defeat the purpuse of a high speed subway. I'd take out Seolleung and GyoDae (or at least one of these two).
- Having all three GTX lines connect at Samseong would both favor Gangnam-gu too much, and make it less convenient for people who want to transfer between GTX trains (with other transfer options at Seoul Station and Cheongryangni).
- The Sindorim-Yeouido-Yongsan corridor is very vital to Seoul, and I think it made sense to have a GTX line there.

http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?...aid=0010189900


Source : http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?...aid=0010189542

There was also a kind of similar project floating around last year for a deep express subway line alongside Line 2 (that wouldn't be part of KTX), but not going all the way to Songdo.
http://kojects.com/2015/04/22/expres...ned-long-term/

Obviously, I think that only one of these two projects can survive
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Old July 31st, 2015, 09:03 AM   #816
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Presentation video of the new Sosa-Wonsi line, scheduled for opening in early 2018.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sosa%E2%80%93Wonsi_Line

The line is expected to be merged with the Sosa-Daegok line on the North end, but Sosa-Daegok has yet to begin construction
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Presentation video of the Incheon Subway Line 2, scheduled for opening in mid 2016.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incheon_Subway_Line_2
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Old July 31st, 2015, 10:59 AM   #818
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About the Sosa-Wonsi Line:

According Future Rail Database, the inauguration will be by the next April 2016. Unfortunately, there is not too much information about the construction updates: the entire track is underground Don't know why (well, yes, I know) where some parts of the track goes through empty areas.

As kimahrikku1 said, the line will continue north Sosa to Daegok on the north side of the Han River. The Sosa-Daegok Line is currently on the design phase. The date of completion now is 2021.

Along the Sosa-Wonsi Line, the Seoul Subway Line 1 will be the main transfer at Sosa Station, the Seoul Subway Line 4 touch at Choji, towards south the Sosa-Wonsi is planned to continue as a Seohae Line towards Hongseong (under construction, projected by 2020). The Shin-Ansan Line will finish at Siheung City Hall Station but now looks stopped.


As for the Incheon Subway Line 2:

Now is under test with the two-car train units. The platforms are ready to be extended for trains up to 4 cars.

The opening date now is projected by July 2016.

This is one of the three segments elevated, about 5 kilometers of 29 in total.









Photos: http://blog.naver.com/bjm6/220420958812 / http://frdb2.wo.to/172.htm

You can read an interesting report at Kojects.com: http://kojects.com/2015/07/27/incheo...-open-in-2016/
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Old July 31st, 2015, 11:21 AM   #819
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About the Sosa-Wonsi Line:

According Future Rail Database, the inauguration will be by the next April 2016. Unfortunately, there is not too much information about the construction updates: the entire track is underground Don't know why (well, yes, I know) where some parts of the track goes through empty areas.

As kimahrikku1 said, the line will continue north Sosa to Daegok on the north side of the Han River. The Sosa-Daegok Line is currently on the design phase. The date of completion now is 2021.

Along the Sosa-Wonsi Line, the Seoul Subway Line 1 will be the main transfer at Sosa Station, the Seoul Subway Line 4 touch at Choji, towards south the Sosa-Wonsi is planned to continue as a Seohae Line towards Hongseong (under construction, projected by 2020). The Shin-Ansan Line will finish at Siheung City Hall Station but now looks stopped.


As for the Incheon Subway Line 2:

Now is under test with the two-car train units. The platforms are ready to be extended for trains up to 4 cars.

The opening date now is projected by July 2016.

This is one of the three segments elevated, about 5 kilometers of 29 in total.









Photos: http://blog.naver.com/bjm6/220420958812 / http://frdb2.wo.to/172.htm

You can read an interesting report at Kojects.com: http://kojects.com/2015/07/27/incheo...-open-in-2016/
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한편, 6월 말 현재 소사~원시 복선전철 전 구간 공정률은 43%로 당초 개통시기인 2016년 4월 보단 2년여 정도 늦어진 2018년 2월경에나 개통이 가능할 것으로 예측하고 있다.
http://blog.naver.com/estnews/220406508155

According to this article from the Siheung Press, the line will open about 2 years later than expected, and is currently planned for entry into service in February 2018;
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Old August 7th, 2015, 02:56 AM   #820
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I have added two more videos of Daegu Monorail to my YouTube Channel:





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