The Korea Railroad Research Institute announced the winner of the “Busan Oryukdo Line Tram Vehicle Design Citizen Preference Survey”.
The design of Korea’s first tram was decided on by a citizen vote which took place online through the city of Busan’s website, Nam-gu district’s website, as well as at the railway space inside Busan Station.
“Eco-friendly Future City in Busan” was chosen among the three choices, with 43.8% preferring its design.
Dawonsys Ltd. Co. was selected as the manufacturer of the low-floor tram that will run along Oryukdo line.
The wireless low-floor tram uses a battery mounted as the main power source without overhead high-voltage wires and can travel over 40 kilometers on a single charge, the longest distance in the world.
The tram is expected to begin service is 2023.