Busan–Gimhae Light Rail Transit
|No. of stations||21|
|Opened||Sept. 9, 2011|
|Line length||23.92 km (14.86 mi)|
|No. of tracks||2|
|Gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
The Busan–Gimhae Light Rail Transit is a light metro system between the cities of Busan and Gimhae in South Korea. The line has a length of 23.92 km with 21 stations, and a design capacity of 176,000 passengers per day. The line opened to the public on September 9, 2011.
Construction of the line started in February 2006, and after repeated delays, it was set to open on July 29, 2011; however, opening of the line was once postponed indefinitely due to noise abatement issues. The line finally opened on September 9, 2011, with one week of free service and revenue service starting on September 17.
The line is a joint venture between POSCO and Hyundai Rotem, and has a budget of 9,738 billion won. The line uses a dedicated fleet of 2-car trains built by Rotem, a member of Hyundai Motor Group. The line is fully automated and will use standard gauge.
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