Incheon Airport Maglev

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

Incheon Gonghang
Jagi Busang Yeolcha
Type Maglev
Status Awaiting opening
Termini Incheon International Airport
Yongyu Station
Stations 6
Operation
Opening June 2015 (planned)
Technical
Line length 6.1 km (3.8 mi)
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,850 mm (6 ft 2732 in)
Electrification DC 1500V
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph)
Highest elevation 24.5 m (80 ft)
Incheon Airport Maglev
Hangul 인천공항 열차
Hanja 仁川空港 列車
Revised Romanization Incheongonghang jagibusangyeolcha
McCune–Reischauer Inch'ŏnkonghang chagipusangyŏlch'a

The Incheon Airport Maglev[1] is a maglev system in South Korea planned to open in June 2015[citation needed]. It links Incheon International Airport to the Yongyu Station and Leisure Complex while crossing Yeongjong island.[2] The maglev system was co-developed by the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) and Hyundai Rotem.[3][4][5] It is planned to be 6.1 kilometres (3.8 mi) long, with six stations and a 110 km/h (68 mph) operating speed.[6] It is the world's third currently operational Maglev system, following the Shanghai Maglev Train and Japan's Linimo. The 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.[7]

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