Infobox Korean company
company_name = Korail
September 1, 1963
Dunsan-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon, South Korea
key_people = Kang Gyeong Ho
products = Railroad and subway transportation
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
homepage = [http://info.korail.com/2007/eng/eng_index.jsp www.korail.com]
hangul = 코레일
rr = Korail
Korail is the national railroad operator in
Korail operates passenger and freight trains throughout South Korea. The railroad's headquarters are located in
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 1and 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.
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).
*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
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/ Saemaultrain crew and travel service.
* KORVANS, for running "Storyway" convenience store.
Locomotives and Rolling stock on KORAIL lines
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.
* [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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