Korail and Supreme Railways order high-speed trains
Hyundai Rotem has secured a contract to supply 31 high-speed trains to two South Korean intercity operators
The supplier will deliver 17 eight-car sets of the EMU-320 high-speed trains to the national operator Korail, as well as 14 similar sets for the private operator Supreme Railways, according to the railway portal Railway Supply, citing Railway Gazette.
On April 28, Supreme Railways signed a contract worth 1.09 trillion won with Hyundai Rotem, which includes 15 years of maintenance. The delivery of the 14 trains is planned from May 2027 to February 2028.
Hyundai Rotem presented a better offer than the consortium of Woojin Industrial Systems and Talgo. Both bidders met the technical criteria, and the winner was chosen based on price.
Hyundai Rotem has already built two pre-series sets of the EMU-320 high-speed trains for Korail under a 2016 contract. The manufacturer unveiled them in September and December 2022, and they are currently undergoing test runs.
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