Bombardier congratulates the City of YongIn on the opening of the YongIn EverLine LRT System in South Korea
Posted: 26 April 2013 | Bombardier | No comments yet
Bombardier celebrates the start of passenger services on the YongIn EverLine LRT System…
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today celebrates the start of passenger services on the YongIn EverLine LRT System in the City of YongIn, Republic of Korea. The mostly elevated, fully-automated INNOVIA transit system links the Seoul Metropolitan Subway, via YongIn City, with Everland, the region’s recreational and entertainment capital. The Everland Resort, one of the largest amusement parks in the Asia Pacific region, attracts more than 6.5 million visitors each year and the new rapid transit system will provide fast and convenient connections for YongIn’s citizens and tourists.
Serge Bisson, President of Bombardier Transportation Korea, said: “We congratulate our customer, the City of YongIn, on today’s opening of the impressive EverLine rapid transit system. Bombardier has worked tirelessly to realize YongIn City’s vision of a world-class, environmentally sustainable, energy efficient rapid transit system that complements this beautiful historical city in its pristine natural environment.”
He added: “As a supplier, operator and maintainer for the system, we are confident that our INNOVIA technology, together with the service delivery support of our highly skilled operation and maintenance team, will provide exceptional service for passengers and meet the high service levels demanded by the city.”
Bombardier Transportation is a member of the YongIn Rapid Transit Co. Ltd that won the concession contract in July 2004. The contract included five years of design/build and up to 30 years of operations and maintenance services. The project was a groundbreaking Public Private Partnership and the shareholders invested substantial resources and raised substantial debt and equity funding to finance the implementation of the rapid transit system.
Bombardier’s scope for the YongIn EverLine System included overall project management of the complete system and electrical and mechanical (E&M) systems of the 18 km driverless INNOVIA ART 200 advanced rapid transit system, including 30 vehicles with Bombardier’s linear-induction-motor (LIM) propulsion technology, controlled by the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 automatic train control (ATC) solution. CITYFLO 650 ATC, the world’s first radio-based train control technology, offers exceptional operational flexibility and system performance. In addition, Bombardier is currently carrying out the operations and maintenance (O&M) for the system with the possibility of future renewals. Bombardier has recruited a workforce of 170 full-time operations staff in YongIn, creating high-value employment and enhancing local competence levels.
The YongIn LRT Consortium comprises Bombardier Transportation and Korean civil works contractors Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd., Hanil Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd., and Korea Development Corporation., as well as Korean electrical and mechanical (E&M) system contractors Hanjin Heavy Industries Co. and Iljin Electric Co.
Bombardier is a world leader in designing and supplying fully automated metro systems, monorails and people movers for urban and airport applications. Successfully deployed INNOVIA ART driverless metro systems include Vancouver SkyTrain, New York City’s AirTrain JFK, Malaysia’s Kelana Jaya LRT system as well as the airport-urban link at Beijing’s International Airport in China, and from today, YongIn EverLine in South Korea. Bombardier recently launched the INNOVIA Metro 300 system – the next generation of medium capacity metro technology, which will open a new chapter of high performing and passenger-friendly transportation. Vancouver and Kuala Lumpur are the first customers to place orders for this new vehicle platform.