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: 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.