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Posted: Jan 26 (18:38)
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Korea to phase out diesel passenger trains by 2029,
KOREAN president Mr Moon Jae-In has announced plans to phase out all diesel passenger locomotives and multiple units in the country by 2029, resulting in an estimated 30% reduction in carbon emissions for the nation’s rail sector.
Diesel trains will be replaced with fleets of 260km/h distributed-traction EMU-250 high-speed trains built by Hyundai Rotem. The high-speed EMUs, designated as KTX-Eum (KTX-Connect) by national operator Korail, are based on the HEMU-430X, a 430km/h prototype developed by Hyundai Rotem in 2012.