Incheon Airport Maglev

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Incheon Airport Maglev
인천공항 자기부상열차
(仁川空港 磁氣浮上列車)

Incheon Gonghang
Jagi Busang Yeolcha
South Korea subway logo.svg
Incheon Airport Maglev Vehicle Cropped.jpg
Type Maglev
Status Awaiting opening
Termini Incheon International Airport
Yongyu Station
No. of stations 6
Opened 30 September 2014 (planned)
Line length 6.1 km (3.8 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Gauge 1,850mm
Electrification DC 1500V
Operating speed 110 km/h
Highest elevation 24.5 m
Incheon Airport Maglev
Revised Romanization Incheongonghang jagibusangyeolcha
McCune–Reischauer Inch'ŏnkonghang chagipusangyŏlch‘a

The Incheon Airport Maglev[1] is a maglev system in South Korea that commenced operations in July 2014.[2] It links Incheon International Airport to the Yongyu Station and Leisure Complex while crossing Yeongjong island.[3] The maglev trains was co-developed by the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) and Hyundai Rotem.[4][5][6] It is planned to be 6.1 kilometres (3.8 mi) long, with six stations and a 110 km/h (68 mph) operating speed.[7] It will be the world's third operational Maglev system serving the public after Japan's Linimo and the Shanghai Maglev Train. A majority of construction was completed by November 2012.

Two more stages are planned of 9.7 km and 37.4 km. Once completed it will become a circular line.

Hyundai-Rotem is using the same technology for the Leningrad MagLev System, the first urban commuter Maglev system in Europe.[8]


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