2015: The Introduction of a Transit Line in One of South Korea’s Major Cities

April 26, 2015

EverLine, an automated driverless guideway transit line (also known as a people mover) in South Korea’s city of Yongin in the Seoul Capital Area — the fourth largest metropolitan region in the world — was formally opened to great fanfare.

This transit line serves as a key link between Everland, which is based at the Everland Resort in Yongin and has the distinction of being South Korea’s largest amusement park; and the Suin-Bundang Line, a commuter rail service of the wide-ranging Seoul Metropolitan Subway system in that part of the country. Construction on EverLine had started in November 2005.

The opening ceremony for EverLine on April 26, 2015, took place at Yongin City Hall Plaza. The numerous public officials on hand for these festivities include Kim Hak-kyu, the city’s mayor.

EverLine covers 11.2 miles (18.1 kilometers) altogether and encompasses a total of 15 stations within Yongin. The single-car Bomardier Advanced Rapid Transit vehicles used for this line hold the record as the widest trains in operation in South Korea.

Photo Credit: Minseong Kim (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)

Additional information on transportation in the Seoul Capital Area is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seoul_Capital_Area#Transportation

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