SOUTH KOREA: Seoul Metro has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 176bn won contract to supply 214 metro cars to replace the Line 2 fleet, the supplier announced on July 21.

Deliveries of the 21 10-car trainsets and one four-car trainset are due to take place in 2019-20. The new fleet will feature real-time condition monitoring, as well as 480 mm wide seats, which will be 50 mm wider than those on the existing vehicles.

Hyundai Rotem also signed a contract with Korail for the supply of 50 metro cars for the 14·9 km northeastern extension of Line 4 to Namyangju, which is due to open in 2020. These are to be delivered by 2019.