Infobox Korean company
company_name = Korail
company_type = Government-owned corporation
foundation = September 1, 1963
parent =
location = Dunsan-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon, South Korea
key_people = Kang Gyeong Ho
industry = Mass transit
products = Railroad and subway transportation
revenue =
operating_income = profit 1,555,448,441,886 2003cite web |title=2003 Profit & Loss Statement |url=http://www.korail.go.kr/2005/eng/intro/intro_018_2003.html |publisher=Korail |accessdate=2007-01-18]
net_income = loss -329,826,962,873 2003
num_employees =
homepage = [http://info.korail.com/2007/eng/eng_index.jsp www.korail.com]
hangul = 코레일
hanja =
rr = Korail
mr =

Korail is the national railroad operator in South Korea.

Korail operates passenger and freight trains throughout South Korea. The railroad's headquarters are located in Daejeon.


ubway lines

In addition to conventional long-distance passenger and freight services, Korail also operates the following commuter only lines connected to the Seoul Metropolitan Subway:

*Ansan Line (1988- conventional rail); 안산선 (Geumjeong-Oido); 금정-오이도 is connected with Line 4
*Gwacheon Line (1994- underground); 과천선 (Seonbawi-Geumjeong); 선바위-금정 is connected with Line 4
*Bundang Line (1994- underground); 분당선 (Seolleung-Bojeong); 선릉-보정
*Ilsan Line (1996- partially underground); 일산선 (Jichuk-Daehwa); 지축-대화 is connected with Line 3

Also, the following portions of the conventional lines listed below are linked with sections of Seoul Subway Line 1 and Jungang Line, and carry both subway and regular trains:

*Gyeongwon Line; 경원선 (Soyosan-Yongsan); 소요산-용산 is connected with Line 1 and Yongsan-Deokso Line
*Gyeongin Line; 경인선 (Guro-Incheon); 구로-인천 is connected with Line 1
*Gyeongbu Line; 경부선 (Namyeong-Cheonan); 남영-천안 is connected with Line 1
*Jungang Line; 중앙선 (Cheongnyangni-Paldang); 청량리-팔당 is part of the Yongsan-Deokso Line

Korail covers a total of 104 metro stations with its 150 commuter trains. The operation intervals are from 1.7 to 8 minutes during rush hours and 3.6 to 15 minutes during non-rush hours. An average of 2,177,000 people use Korail's commuter lines everyday.

Train Classes

The highest level of Korail trains is KTX. KTX trains runs along Gyeongbu Line and Honam Line. Second level is Saemaul-ho(새마을호), third is Mugunghwa-ho(무궁화호), and the last is Commuter(통근열차).

Major Stations

*Seoul/Gyeonggi : Seoul, Yongsan, Gwangmyeong, Noryangjin, Yeongdeungpo, Guro, Suwon, Incheon, Cheongnyangni, Uijeongbu, Deokso, Bupyeong, Dongducheonjungang
*Gangwon : Chuncheon, Wonju, Donghae, Gangneung
*Chungcheong : Cheonan, Cheonan-Asan, Jochiwon, Sintanjin, Daejeon, Seodaejeon, Janghang, Jecheon, Cheongju, Chungju
*Jeolla : Iksan, Songjeongni, Gwangju, Mokpo, Gunsan, Jeonju, Suncheon, Yeosu
*Gyeongsang : Gimcheon, Daegu, Dongdaegu, Samnangjin, Butanjin, Busan, Andong, Yongju, Gyeongju, Pohang, Ulsan, Changwon, Gimhae, Jinhae, Masan, Jinju

Labour relations

Most of the railroad's employees are members of the Korean Railroad Workers' Union, which is frequently at odds with Korail management. Strikes, such as the South Korean railroad strike of 2006, are not uncommon.


* Korail Networks, for Korail frequent riders program.
* Korail Service Net (KSN), for ticketing management.
* Korail Adcomm, for advertisement management.
* Korail Tour Service, for KTX/Saemaul train crew and travel service.
* KORVANS, for running "Storyway" convenience store.

Locomotives and Rolling stock on KORAIL lines

*SL: 901
*DEL: 2000, 2100, 3000, 3100, 3200, 4000, 4100, 4200, 4300, 4400, 5000, 6000, 6100, 6200, 6300, 7000, 7100, 7200, 7500,7300, 7400
*EL: 8000, 8100, 8200


ee also

* List of Korea-related topics
* List of suburban and commuter rail systems
* Transportation in South Korea
* Korea Rail Network Authority
* KTX Family Card, frequent riders program.
* Incheon Korail, K-2 league football team.

External links

* [http://info.korail.com/2007/eng/eng_index.jsp Korail Homepage]
*ko icon [http://www.korail.com/ On-line reservation]
* [http://english.seoul.go.kr/residents/transport/trans_04sub_01.html Seoul Government Transport Homepage]

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