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Incheon Airport Maglev

Incheon Airport Maglev
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
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
Hangul 인천공항 자기부상열차
Hanja 仁川空港 磁氣浮上列車
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]


  1. ^ "Incheon maglev rail under construction - INSIDE JoongAng Daily". Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Incheon Airport maglev unveiled". rwg. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "KBS WORLD". Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  4. ^ "Maglev Train to Debut at Incheon in 2012". Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  5. ^ [Hyundai Rotem]]
  6. ^ "Magnetic levitation train to operate in July". Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Railway Gazette: Airport maglev demonstration line". Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  8. ^ "Gordon Atlantic Brings Together KIMM/Hyundai-Rotem and National Speed Ways, LLC to Build". 3 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 

External links

  • Future Rail Database (Korean) "인천공항 자기부상열차"
  • Korea JoongAng Daily"Maglev Test," (English) "Maglev Test"
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