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Railway Service in Korea

Korean Express Train, KTX

Korea Train Express map in 2012

Korean Train Express (KTX) is South Korea's high-speed rail system, operated by Korail. Construction
began on the first section of the railway line in 1992. The project was later split into two phases and
combined with conventional line upgrades, adding a second route from Seoul to Mokpo. The system's
technology is largely based on the French TGV/LGV system, but domestic development based on
transferred technology began early. In April, 2004, KTX services were launched. After missing forecasts
and running deficits in the first year, KTX increased market share, transporting over 100,000 passengers
daily and making a profit for Korail since 2007. In November, the Seoul-Busan line entered in full service.
Source: Wikipedia

KTX high-speed train departure for Seoul at Busan station 釜山駅

Busan station plaza and a train ticket office

Busan KTX station

(L) The KTX locomotive is similar to that of French TGV. (R) Jacobs bogies:
Instead of being underneath a piece of rolling stock, Jacobs bogies are placed between two-car body sections.
The cars on either side spread their weight on one-half of the device.

(L) A departure board at Busan station (R) KTX offers two classes: First Class ( as shown in this photo ) and Standard Class.

Singyeongju KTX Station completed in November 2010 新慶州駅
A new station building and railway track

(L) Hall of the Singyeongju KTX Station
(M) Automatic vending machine to distribute a free mineral water for the First-class passengers
(R) Interior of the First-class vehicle

Singyeongju KTX Station departure board and platform

KTX train had a brief stop at East station.

Many high-raised condominiums are observed near the urban district. The express train arrived at KTX Seoul terminal.

Seoul KTX station ソウル駅

Plateform and express train at Seoul KTX station

(L) Old Seoul station was expanded throughout the post-Korean war era, and a new terminal next to the existing one
was completed in 2004, in coincide with the augmentation of KTX high-speed rail service.
(R) A high-speed KTX train is waiting for a departure at Seoul station.

Seoul station: The main entrance and airport express train entrance

Gyeongju station is located in the city centre, and is served by 7 direct, but slow, Seamaeul trains
per day from Seoul. These trains take up to five hours and stop at a large number of stations
along the route. An alternative option is to take the KTX high-speed train to Singyeongju station.

Gyeongju station 慶州駅

Gyeongju station: A rainbow was temporarily observed, in the distance.

A local train(Diesel caris departing from the Busan station.

Subway Network between Busan and Seoul

The Busan Subway  consists of five lines, 128 operating stations, and 106.8 kms of tracks.
The Seoul Metropolitan Subway is one of the most heavily used rapid transit systems in the world,
which services 7 million passengers by the metropolitan system alone and well over 8 million trips
daily by the greater system's sixteen lines. Ticket prices are 1,150 won for a trip up to 10 kms,
with 100 won added for each subsequent 5 km.

Busan subway entrance connected to the Lotte Underground shopping mall.

Busan subway entrance and a ticket gate
The computerized gate put on the light on when the ticket is valid to that station.

(L) The subway entrance locates near the Busan KTX station
(R) Interior of Busan subway train

(L) Seoul subway Line 3 station, Dongguk University
(R) Emergency-call panel placed in the Seoul subway station.

Automatic vending machine for subway ticket and automated ticket gate at Seoul.

(L) A single journey ticket (R) T-Money: a chargeable ticket card

Platform screen doors and subway train at Seoul

(L) Seoul subway train is passing Dongho Bridge, over the Han-Gang River.
(R) Fire extinguisher and alarm call panel is equipped at each subway vehicle.

Airport Express, Seoul

Automatic vending machine for a ticket to Incheon International Airport placed at the Seoul station.

AREX is a South Korean railway line that links Seoul with Gimpo Airport and Incheon International Airport.
The section between the two airports opened in March, 2007. The extension to Seoul Station was opened
in December, 2010. The line was built and operated by a private company, but after financial difficulties,
South Korean national rail operator Korail bought a majority stake. However, when the writer used this
express train, there were a few passengers on a train. Perhaps, many tourists may use airport bus or taxi.

(L) Soeul station of the Airport Express Train to Incheon International Airport
(R) Interior of the airport express train

Incheon Airport station

All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.

イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア イタリア鉄道旅行記 Italia Rail: Trenitalia
アイルランド鉄道旅行 アイルランド鉄道旅行記  Rail Travel Ireland
ニュージランド鉄道旅行 ニュージランド鉄道旅行記  NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 オーストラリア鉄道旅行記   Brief Journey by Australian Rail
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ボストン-ニューヨーク高速鉄道  Amtrak Acela Express/Boston_Newyork
シカゴ鉄道 シカゴCTA鉄道  Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 マイアミMETRO鉄道  Miami Metro Rail

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 ストックホルム・アーランダ急行  Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄 ストックホルム地下鉄・近郊鉄道 Stockholm County Railways
スエーデンX2000の旅 X2000の旅  X2000:Stockholm_Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン近郊鉄道・地下鉄 コペンハーゲン地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Greater Copenhagen Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 パリ鉄道ターミナル  Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 パリ地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Paris Metro_RER_Tram
タイ・バンコク鉄道 バンコク・スカイトレイン・地下鉄・タイ鉄道   Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
台湾高速鉄道 台湾高速鉄道  Taiwan High Speed Rail
フィンランド鉄道 路面電車 地下鉄 フィンランド鉄道、路面電車、地下鉄  Railways in Helsinki, Finland
インド鉄道 インド鉄道・地下鉄  Indian Railways and Dehli Metro

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マイアミ鉄道 アムステルダム鉄道・市電  Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 スペイン高速鉄道  High-speed train in Spain
マイアミ鉄道 バロセロナ都市交通  Barcelona Railways
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ワシントンDC地下鉄・ユニオン駅  Washington DC Metro/Union Station

  フランス国鉄の旅  Railway Travel in France
 ドイツ国鉄の旅 Railway Travel in Germany
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パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ・エドモントン地下鉄  Edomonton Metro<
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ大陸横断鉄道・VIA Trans-Canada Railway, VIA

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 韓国高速鉄道・空港急行・地下鉄 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 シアトル・モノレール、リンク鉄道 Monorail and Link railway st Seatle
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 米国アムトラックで氷河国立公園へ Amtrak: Seatle to Glacier National Park
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンフランシスコ・バート、 ケーブルカー、市電 San Francisco, cablecar, tram and Bart

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米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ロシア高速鉄道  Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンクトベルグ・ヘルシンキ鉄道 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 アラスカ鉄道 Alaskan Railroad
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 キャンベラ・シドニー鉄道 Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
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パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ノルウェー・トロンハイムオスロ鉄道 Train in Norway, Trondheim to Oslo

 Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world

韓国の高速鉄道システム、KTX ( Korea Train Express )はフランスのTGVの技術を導入して建設、
2004年4月に暫定開業した。2010年11月、東大邱 - 釜山間の開業により、ソウル - 釜山間の全線



KORAIL空港鉄道はソウル駅と仁川国際空港とを結ぶ。愛称は「AREX」で、2007年に金浦空港 - 仁川
空港間で暫定開業した。2009年7月のソウル地下鉄9号線の開通と、 2010年12月の金浦空港 - ソウル駅
韓国鉄道公社(KORAIL)が会社社を買収し、商号を「KORAIL空港鉄道」に変更した。 団体旅行が多く、


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The article was written in May 2012. All photographs were taken in May 2012,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
An information was added in December 2016.

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