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A. Wong

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I was in Seoul for about 5 days, so I got some photos of various Korean buses and will be posting them gradually in this thread and on the Wiki. Surprised that the 3 major manufacturers were not yet listed: Hyundai, Daewoo, and Kia. There seem to be some articles on Wikipedia though so I might copy the information over to ours.

I think 90% of the cars I saw on the road were Hyundai or Kia there too!

Some coach models that I noted:

Daewoo FX116 Cruising Arrow

Kia Granbird

Hyundai Universe Xpress

Some buses looked the same as others but were badged by the different company, so I don't know if they all shared designs at some point or what...

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I was in Seoul for about 5 days, so I got some photos of various Korean buses and will be posting them gradually in this thread and on the Wiki. Surprised that the 3 major manufacturers were not yet listed: Hyundai, Daewoo, and Kia. There seem to be some articles on Wikipedia though so I might copy the information over to ours.

I think 90% of the cars I saw on the road were Hyundai or Kia there too!

Some coach models that I noted:

Daewoo FX116 Cruising Arrow

Kia Granbird

Hyundai Universe Xpress

Some buses looked the same as others but were badged by the different company, so I don't know if they all shared designs at some point or what...

Living in Korea, there are so many express coach models, made from Daewoo, Hyundai, and Kia (such as those FX116, Granbird, and Universe, which all have different variants). Transit buses are made from Hyundai (New Super Aero City) and Daewoo (BS106, BS110/120CN, BS090).

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Cool, thanks for the info! I'm hoping to document this more on our Wiki!

There used to be a LHD Leyland Olympian, 11m tri-axle, with low height Alexander body at Seoul, Korea. That would be appreciated if you can find more info about this bus, picture on the bus as follow:

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There used to be a LHD Leyland Olympian, 11m tri-axle, with low height Alexander body at Seoul, Korea. That would be appreciated if you can find more info about this bus, picture on the bus as follow:

That bus has sold to Citybus in Hong Kong for parts and it has been scrapped.

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I decided to try Flickr out and put all my trip photos up there. You can see my pictures from Seoul, taken May 2013, here:

Some sample photos below:

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IMG_3554 by etspe, on Flickr

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IMG_3856 by etspe, on Flickr

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IMG_3717 by etspe, on Flickr

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P1070904 by etspe, on Flickr

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P1070972 by etspe, on Flickr

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IMG_3679 by etspe, on Flickr

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ADL Enviro500 which curruntly using by GO Transit and OC Transpo and etc... will be appear in South Korea very soon. 경진여객's RT 7770 will be one can find out.

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Currently in Daejeon, South Korea. Visited Seoul twice - buses everywhere.

In Daejeon city transit appears to be Hyundai and Daewoo, both step and low floor.

I believe all are CNG. I also noticed that buses are assigned to a route, as the route number is painted on both sides of the bus and route numbers are digitally displayed front and back.

Important stops are also announced in English.

Every stop has a shelter and a display monitor with time to stop for each route.

Was very impressed.

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7 hours ago, soo8513 said:

Currently in Daejeon, South Korea. Visited Seoul twice - buses everywhere.

In Daejeon city transit appears to be Hyundai and Daewoo, both step and low floor.

I believe all are CNG. I also noticed that buses are assigned to a route, as the route number is painted on both sides of the bus and route numbers are digitally displayed front and back.

Important stops are also announced in English.

Every stop has a shelter and a display monitor with time to stop for each route.

Was very impressed.

Most cities in South Korea, buses are operated in restrict into assigned route, not like Canada that appear on any route.

Some major cities in South Korea not allowed to buy any diesel bus and restricted into CNG buses. However, if you going outside of major cities like Seoul, Daejon, Pusan, you will see diesel buses more easily.

Also forgot to mention in here, in rush hour routes, some routes in Geonggi province to Seoul (Regional buses), They are now using double Decker buses.

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I just got back from Busan, which is the second largest city. I was able to see all kinds of transit buses, mostly Hyundai New Super Aero City and some Daewoos. The expressway, tour buses, and intrastate buses used mainly Kia Granbird and Hyundai Universe Xpress, but I spotted a few older Daewoo Royal Cruisers too.

Another interesting bus I saw was at Gimhae Airport, a New Flyer D40LF operated by Sharp Airport Services (Not sure which transit agencies it operated for before it was exported to Korea.). At Gimhae Sharp has mostly a Super Aero City fleet, but that D40LF was an odd ball. A cool sight to see.

Korean Air shuttle buses, which I rode, are Daewoos.

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There is one video of the Sharp D40LFs on youtube. Apparently they are ex OCTA.

Do you know if the D40LFs are road legal in Korea (ie do they have Korean license plates) or are they confined to the airport?

 

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Looks like those New Flyers are just confined to the airports. From what I saw, they have only fleet numbers on them and no license plates. 

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