Rail

S. Korea bullet train reaches 100th day of service

Posted on July 7, 2004

South Korea's high-speed train service, which has succeeded in swaying people to abandon their customary forms of transportation, will reach its 100th day of operation Friday. According to the Korean National Railroad (KORAIL), of the average 40,000 people who rode the bullet trains each day, 31,600 had usually traveled by car and 7,400 by plane, reported the Asia Pulse. Since its launch in April, many people have chosen the Korean Train Express (KTX) over their previous forms of transportation because of its speedy service. The KTX runs the 280 miles between Seoul and Busan in 2 hours and 40 minutes, 90 minutes faster than the conventional Saemaul Express trains, which was previoulsy the speediest to serve the route, said KORAIL. South Korea's airlines and express bus operators have greatly cut back their services to provincial cities to avoid competition with the new rail service, said the Pulse.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Metro-North Railroad partners with Zipcar for carshare program

A total of 14 Zipcars are available now through the partnership including a Honda Civic, a Jeep Renegade and a Honda CR-V.

Feds wants more proof of local money for Durham-Orange light rail line

Go Triangle expects its Board of Trustees to vote April 26 on a $70 million engineering contract, which would be executed only after the FTA allows the project to advance.

SEPTA trains collide, injuring 4

Crews are still working to remove the 18 cars involved, with each car weighing about 37 tons. The NTSB is on the scene and fully in charge of the investigation.

Minn. legislators attempting to move $900M from rail to roads, bridges

GOP legislators have long sought to block planning and funding for light-rail projects, saying they put metro-area priorities above rural Minnesota.

Alstom secures $105M Australian trainset contract

The contract will expand PTV’s fleet to 101 trains (606 cars) delivered from Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Ballarat since 2002.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close