• Korean High Speed line...

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  by Komachi
 
Found out some info. on the Korean high speed line (Korean Train eXpress (KTX) when I was looking up stuff on the Taiwan high speed route.

Here's the official webpage (in English)
http://ktx.korail.go.kr/eng/

Here's a map of the route
http://eriksrailnews.com/archive/stuff/ktxmap.jpg


Here are some other sites about it

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004- ... 393341.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3589591.stm

http://english.donga.com/srv/service.ph ... 4033054478


Photo Gallery
http://ktx.korail.go.kr/eng/multi/gallery01.html


The International Railway Journal has a news item from 27 July (2004) that the KTX had 7 million riders in its first 100 days of operation. Accordinng to the item...

"The majority, 5.93 million passengers, were carried between Seoul and Busan. According to Alstom, which equipped the KTX, punctuality has improved from 97.6% in April to 98.56% in July."

I hope things continue to bode well for the line.