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    CBTC to use BlackBerry software

    2021-08-03T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: sTraffic is to use BlackBerry’s QNX OS for Safety software in its communications-based train control systems. ‘Both BlackBerry and its QNX OS for Safety have an unparalleled reputation and proven safety pedigree’, said sTraffic Project Manager KH Kim. ‘Thanks to the company’s ...

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    Beside the seaside on battery powered scenic tramway

    2021-03-02T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: A disused railway on a coastal corniche has been converted into a scenic light rail line linking seaside tourist destinations in Busan. The Haeundae Beach Train uses a 4·8 km section of the former Donghae Nambu Line, with six ...

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    South Korea: KRRI eyes smart trains from 2030

    2021-02-01T08:49:00Z

    Korea Railroad Research Institute has started testing 5G-based autonomous train control technology at the New Transport Science Technopolis in Osong, with a view to introducing ‘smart trains’ on key routes from 2030. KRRI Chief Researcher Dr Jeong Rag-gyo outlines the project objectives and key findings to Benjámin Zelki.

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    Hyundai Rotem wins KTCS-2 onboard contract

    2021-01-19T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: National railway operator Korail has selected Hyundai Rotem to assist with commercialisation of the Korea Train Control System 2, which uses a 4G (LTE-R) communications backbone. Under the contract announced on last month, Hyundai Rotem is to supply onboard equipment for a pilot ...

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    Booking train tickets on Google Maps

    2021-01-17T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Technology company Ntuple and national rail operator Korail have expanded the ga-G chatbot service to enable users to book train tickets directly on Google Maps. The interface is available in Korean, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese, and is intended to make it easier for ...

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    Sillim Line operating contract awarded

    2021-01-04T16:55:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Concessionaire NamSeoul Light Rail Co has awarded a 329·5bn won contract to a joint venture of Hyundai Rotem and Gwangju Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corp for operation and maintenance of the Sillim Line automated light metro, which is due to open later this year.

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    KRRI tests 5G-based autonomous train control

    2020-10-08T09:56:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Korea Railroad Research Institute has announced the successful testing of 5G-based autonomous train control technology at its dedicated test track in Osong. In January this year KRRI signed a technical co-operation agreement with SK Telecom to work on what it described as the world’s ...

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    Voice-operated ticket vending machine developed

    2020-09-28T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: MediaZen is developing a voice-activated ticket vending machine which will provide passengers with a non-contact means to buy tickets by speaking either Korean or English. Pilot deployments are planned for November at two airport stations which are used by many international passengers MediaZen ...

  • The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon.
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    Seoul inaugurates Suin line connection

    2020-09-15T11:46:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The Suin and Bundang lines in Seoul have been connected with the opening of an 18·8 km link between Hanyang University at Ansan and Suwon. Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young, Minister of Land, Infrastructure Transport Kim Hyun-mi and Gyeonggi ...

  • A hydrogen fuelled tram is to be demonstrated in the southeastern city of Ulsan, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Hyundai Rotem CEO Lee Yong-bae and Mayor Song Chul-ho.
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    Hydrogen tram demonstration agreement signed

    2020-08-14T09:35:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: A hydrogen fuelled tram is to be demonstrated in the southeastern city of Ulsan, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Hyundai Rotem CEO Lee Yong-bae and Mayor Song Chul-ho. Last year Hyundai Rotem began working with Hyundai Motors on the development ...

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    Seoul Metro Line 5 extension opens

    2020-08-10T11:15:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: An eastern extension of Seoul Metro Line 5 was opened for revenue service on August 8, following an inauguration ceremony the previous day.

  • Hyundai Rotem has received an order to supply a further five eight-car trainsets for the Great Train Express Line A commuter rail line which is under construction in the Seoul region.
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    Seoul GTX train order increased

    2020-06-22T09:09:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has received an order to supply a further five eight-car trainsets for the Great Train Express Line A commuter rail line which is under construction in the Seoul region. The 119bn won order announced on June 22 follows an initial order for ...

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    Seoul GTX Line A train contract awarded

    2020-03-20T16:57:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The SG Rail special purpose company formed to design, finance and build Line A of the Great Train Express network of commuter lines around Seoul has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 345bn won contract to supply 15 trainsets by 2024. The eight-car trains to be ...

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    Seoul Great Train Express engineering services contract awarded

    2020-01-21T13:57:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: The SG Rail special purpose company formed to design, finance and build Line A of the Great Train Express network of commuter lines around Seoul has appointed Ricardo Rail to provide engineering and assessment services during the construction phase running to 2024. Three GTX ...