Research Underpins Korail's Drive to be a Global Player

This article focuses on research and expansion projects taking place in the Korean railroad transportation sector. It relates that efforts are directed at making the Trans-Korean Railway a reality in the near future. The three cross border railway corridors are receiving funding from Korail (Korea Railroad Corporation) and the Korea Rail Network Authority (KRNA) to restore the lines. The article also discusses the formation of the International Rail Training Center for Asia which will be built near Seoul and focus on promoting interoperable rail networks in Asia. A major focus of research spending will be on high speed train development through the KTX2.train sets with aluminum bodyshells and the TTX tilting train prototypes. Raising average speeds on Korail’s conventional main lines is a primary concern. A better understanding of curving conditions and the installation of European Train Control System (ETCS)-based automatic train protection is expected to bring about faster speeds. The article concludes with an overview of additional infrastructure investments that are needed.

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  • Accession Number: 01050275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2007 12:25PM