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3.) Construction of the initial segment of dedicated HSR line, the Gyeongbu High-Speed Line, extending Siheung junction – Daejeon – Daegu (Dongdaegu Station), 223.6 km / 138.6 mi. The cur- rent Seoul – Busan distance, via the new line, is 408.5 km / 253.3 mi.

KTX-all refers to all KTX services using the Gyeongbu and Honam lines. See also KTX - Seoul-Busan, above.

The system length statistics are exclusive of segments that have infrequent service by KTX trains (e.g. Daejeon – Gimcheon – Dongdaegu).

TGV Est: Statistics include all passengers carried on the dedicated HSR line LGV Est européenne, which was opened on June 10, 2007

Northeast Corridor - all: Statistics include all passengers carried on the Northeast Corridor line between Boston, New York and Washington, DC, whether aboard National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) trains or not.

Hokuriku Shinkansen (北陸新幹線): This line diverges from the Jōetsu Shinkansen and ex-

tends to Nagano. It was opened on October 1, 1997. Opening of the Nagano – Kanazawa seg- ment, 228.0 km / 141.4 mi, is planned for December 2014.

TGV-all: Statistics include all passengers carried aboard TGV trains, on dedicated HSR lines (Lig- nes à grande vitesse, LGV) or not. System length statistics are the total length of lines, LGV and conventional (classique), worked by TGV trains. The total length of LGV segments was 1,893 km / 1,174 mi at 2008. This figure includes connections to conventional lines.

Flytoget: Statistics include all passengers carried aboard Flytoget trains, which are permitted a maximum speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). These use the Gardermobanen, a new railway built to Ger- man ICE 200 km/h standards. The new line was opened in stages during 1998-1999. The Flytoget airport service was started on October 8, 1998. The line is also used by express passenger trains operated by Norges Statsbaner AS, and by freight trains.

LAV - Madrid-Barcelona: Statistics include all passengers carried on the dedicated HSR line be- tween Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona.

LAV - Madrid-Andalucía: Statistics include all passengers carried on the dedicated HSR line be- tween Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba, Sevilla and Málaga.

Northeast Corridor - Amtrak: Statistics include all passengers carried aboard National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) trains between Boston, New York and Washington, DC.

LAV-all: Statistics include all passengers carried on the dedicated HSR lines Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona, Madrid – Toledo / Córdoba – Sevilla / Málaga, and Madrid – Segovia – Valladolid.

ICE-all: Statistics include all passengers carried aboard ICE trains, on dedicated HSR lines or not. Schnellfahrstrecke (SFS) refers to an HSR line in general. Neubaustrecke (NBS) refers to a purpose- built HSR line, and Ausbaustrecke refers to a line upgraded from an existing railway. The system length statistic is the total length of lines, NBS, ABS and other, worked by ICE trains. The total length of SFS (i.e. NBS and ABS segments) was 1,300 km / 800 mi at 2008, including connections to conventional lines.

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