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RECENT RESTORATION OF SKIP-STOP OPERATION IN THE KOREAN URBAN RAILWAY

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR180251

Volume

181

Pages

7

Page Range

277 - 283

Published

2018

Size

519 kb

Author(s)

SUK-MUN OH, KYUNG-MIN KIM, HAG-LAE RHO, KEUN-YUL YANG

Abstract

This paper addresses recent restoration of skip-stop operation in the Korean urban railway. Most urban railways in Korea were constructed without consideration of skip-stop operation as many other foreign urban railways. The Korean government had been requested to improve service quality, especially in operational speed, and it announced a policy to restore skip-stop operation for the urban railway lines. This paper presents roles of a central government for restoration of skip-stop operation. Besides leading by research and development side in technical solutions, the roles of the government are very important to implement the restoration. As examples of government’s roles, this paper addresses Korean government’s recent policy to restore the skip-stop operations.

Keywords

restoration, skip-stop, express train, urban railway