SOUTH KOREA: ELECTRIFICATION BOOSTS CAPACITY OF KEY LINES

Using motive power and electrical equipment supplied by the European 50 Hz Group, Korean National Railroad (KNR) is carrying out a 25 kV 60 Hz electrification of about 350 km of its most important industrial traffic lines. Aimed at increasing freight traffic capacity to meet the growth objectives of the Republic of korea's Third Five-Year Economic Development Plan, the US $68 million project was started in 1968. A 10.7-km electrified section has been in successful operation for test and training purposes since June 1972, and the first major section is scheduled to go into regular operation by mid-173, with overall completion of the work expected by the end of 1974.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
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  • Authors:
    • Seoul, W M
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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00046421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1974 12:00AM