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Railway policy and high speed rail in Korea

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2. Railway in Korea
Related Organizations
Central Gov. KR
Establish rail policy and investment plan
Network
KORAIL
Construction & management on behalf of government Commercial operation
Private Sector
R/S Manufacturing Design & construction
Research Institute
Long/short term plan R&D
Local gov. is responsible for construction and operation of local railways (Urban railways)
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Track Length
1980 Route Length Double Track Electrification
3,135
720 (23%) 428 (14%)
(Unit : km)
1990
3,091
847 (27%) 522 (17%)
2000
3,123
939 (30%) 669 (21%)
2004
3,374
1,318 (39%) 1,588 (47%)
2010
Remarks
Track Length Japan 40%, Germany 45%, France 50% Japan 60%, Germany 52%, France 48%
3,557 : 5,784
1,763 (50%) 2,147 (60%)
km 4000 3500 3000
Route Length
Double Track
Electrification
2500
2000
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1000 500 0 1980 1990 2000 2004 2010
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Evolution of Speed
1899 1950s 1980s 2004
Speed (km/h)
30Km/h : First rail service with steam loco on Gyeongin line 100km/h : Diesel locomotive 140km/h : Saemaeul train (Push-Pull Type Diesel) 300km/h : KTX(High Speed Train)
Time (hr)
Time
1962
100km/h
2004
300km/h
1899
30km/h
Speed
1985
140km/h
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Railway Passenger (Inter-Regional)
Railway passenger for inter-regional traffic does not show a noticeable change
- Conventional rail is decreasing whilst KTX increasing
(unit : Million person-km )
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Title Railway policy and high speed rail in Korea
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Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Mun, Jinsu

Publisher

Sejong, South Korea:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2016-08
Event

Economic Analysis of Investment Projects

Pages 58
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Transport/Logistics
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management