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September 29, 2014

Hyundai selects Siemens’ automation and signalling equipment for Sosa-Wonsi Line

Siemens has been awarded a €20m order from Hyundai Information Technology to deliver automation and signalling equipment for the 23km-long Sosa-Wonsi line, South Korea.

By Samseer M

Siemens has been awarded a €20m order from Hyundai Information Technology to deliver automation and signalling equipment for the 23km-long Sosa-Wonsi Line, South Korea.

The electrified line in western Gyeonggi-do of South Korea is currently under construction and will be open for revenue passenger service in late 2017.

Under this project, Siemens will supply its Trainguard MT automatic train protection system with automatic train operation function, the Airlink radio transmission system and the Sicas ECC type electronic interlocking.

"The Sosa-Wonsi Line is part of Korea Rail’s plans to widen the mass transit network in the Greater Seoul area."

Siemens will also install ETCS-Level 1 operation on the line, for the first time in Korea.

The mobility solution enables the continuous mixed running of mass transit and mainline trains with a reduced cost of investment and rail operation.

The Sosa-Wonsi Line is part of Korea Rail’s plans to widen the mass transit network in the Greater Seoul area. It links the Sosa Station in Bucheon with Wonsi New Port in Ansan through Siheung.

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This will serve 13 transfer stations that connect passengers to the Seoul Subway Line 1 at its start in Sosa, the Sin Ansan Line at Siheung City Hall and with Seoul Subway Line 4 in Ansan.

Construction on the Sosa-Wonsi Line project was scheduled to start in early 2011, following a contract signed on 21 December 2010 with Daewoo.

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