Jeondae - Everland
|Opened||April 26, 2013|
|Owner||Yongin Rapid Transit Corporation|
|Line length||18.143 km (11.274 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Operating speed||80 km/h|
EverLine is a fully automated driverless 18.1-kilometer (11.2 mi) people mover line in Yongin, Seoul Capital Area connecting Everland, South Korea's most popular theme park, to Bundang Line of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. The system is identical to AirTrain JFK people mover in New York City, using single-car Bombardier Advanced Rapid Transit vehicles controlled by Bombardier CITYFLO 650 automatic train control technology.
Ground was broken for construction in November 2005. Starting in November 2009, the operating company conducted test runs of the trains. The opening was delayed several times but finally opened for service on April 26, 2013. A physical transfer to the underground Giheung Station opened on January 9, 2014 and transfer discount to the Bundang Line was introduced in September 20, 2014.
Trains run every 6 minutes (9 minutes on Sundays and holidays). The train operates with single car set unlike other ART systems but can be expanded to be two cars long similar to the AirTrain JFK.
(Nam June Paik Art Center)
|City Hall – Yongin University||시청·용인대||市廳 龍仁大|
|Stadium – Songdam College||운동장·송담대||運動場 松潭大|
|Jeondae – Everland||전대·에버랜드||前垈 에버랜드|
Additionally, Neotrans, the operator of the Shinbundang Line, will take over operations later on in 2016.
South Korean authorities are investigating possible corruption by Bombardier Transportation officials over the building of this line and concerns that ridership was exaggerated to have the technology preferentially chosen over other contenders.
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