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Features and Strengths, Nooriro, the train for people and the environment Eco-friendly train in line with green growth

Features and Strengths of Nooriro

Main features and strengths of Nooriro

  • Korea's first environment-friendly trunk line electric train
  • With outstanding acceleration and deceleration performance, excellent scheduled speed* and ride comfort
  • Excellent passenger experience with various amenities including more legroom, electric/regular wheelchair seats, handicapped bathroom and wheelchair elevator services and lactation room etc.
  • Comfortable traveling experience through various convenient facilities such as spacious seat intervals, electric / general wheelchair seats, toilets and lifts for the disabled and a nursing room etc.
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Scheduled Speed : Schedule speed is defined as the ratio of distance covered between two stops and the total time of run including the time of stop.
Mr. Jang, Tae-Joo, Technical Support Department Manager, KORAIL Byeongjeom Train Service Center

Source: Hitachi Korea Ltd.

Expected effects of the introduction of Nooriro

Mr. Jang, Tae-Joo, Technical Support Department Manager, KORAIL Byeongjeom Train Service Center

As existing diesel trains are replaced by electric locomotives, the reduction of greenhouse gases and the enhancement of environmental aspects are expected. In addition, the maintenance efficiency increases greatly, with a reduction of 1.3 persons per car as compared to existing manpower structure, thus enabling more efficient use of idle professional manpower.

─ Mr. Jang, Tae-Joo, Technical Support
Department Manager, KORAIL
Byeongjeom Train Service Center

The launch of Nooriro brought about the establishment of a connecting transport system between base cities and the era of entry into short distance transportation market. Consequently, it is vital not only to the development of regional tourism but also to regional competition by increasing population influx etc.

The car body of Nooriro is made of aluminum materials, rendering it light weight and incombustible materials are used for its interior, greatly improving fire safety. On top of that, it significantly contributes to energy savings as a substitute for existing trains.

As most existing trains are diesel locomotives, maintenance takes a long time but as Nooriro is an eco-friendly electric locomotive, it has very high efficiency which greatly reduces maintenance time.

The next page introduces operations and Hitachi's solutions for Nooriro.

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Customer:
Korea Railroad Corporation

Industries:
Transportation

Region:
Korea

Release Date:
Feb. 2013

Products & Services:
Transportation

Solutions By:
Hitachi, Ltd. Transportation Systems Division