One of the main trends in railway transport in recent years is replacing diesel engines with alternative ones. As all major manufacturers are responsive to market demands, they develop rolling stock on alternative traction.
South Korea: The producers made bids in a tender for 17 eight-car EMU-320 trains announced by the national operator Korail.
China, South Korea: Traction systems of both trains with supercapacitors have travel range of 600 km. With a top speed of 160 km/h, CRRC’s train outruns the one by South Korea’s Woojin Industrial Systems accelerating to 110 km/h.
South Korea: This is the first serial multiple unit train by Hyundai Rotem with a design speed of 320 km/h. Its launch into commercial operation is scheduled for 2023.
South Korea: Hyundai Rotem, Woojin Industrial Systems and Dawonsys got a $43,1 mln USD fine for taking part in the collusion on $2.1 bln USD contracts for the supply of rolling stock for local operators.
China: Manufacturer presented the new generation of the “low-speed” maglev trains for domestic operations, the tourist train with panoramic windows, as well as the retro-style double-decker tourist tram for South Korea.