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A New Path that opens the door of hope with railway

Beyond your Imagination



What is a New Path?

It means challenges ahead of KR as we try to hurdle the past and draw a new map. The Korean railway industry has taken a bold step towards a bright future, stretching across the Korean Peninsular to a bigger world.




02_CEOs Message 04_Network 20_Human & Nature 28_Technology 36_Your Dream Factory KR

44_History of KR 46_Vision of KR



Given a mandate to restructure the inefficient state-owned railway network, Korea Rail Network Authority (KR) was established to handle construction activities, and train operations were transferred to the KORAIL.

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Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs

When it comes to railway network, the only limit is your imagination.

Imagine a better world where railway connects the two Koreas, brings you to people with whom youve fallen out of touch, and makes us all bind together! It is no longer a dream but a reality in reach.

Moving forward in hope, KR will shape the future of Korea.







To Our Stakeholders
RUP100 KR 6.


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A new century will be the time for KRs great leap forward.
Thank you for your continued interest in the Korean railway! Over the last decade and more the Korean railway has been a major driving force behind the nations economic growth and regional development. Once the railway industry was suffered from unprecedented market volatility, yet it is now poised to take off another leap forward, with a view to taking advantages of a paradigm shift as people put far greater value on the rail mode.

Railway is an ideal alternative to meet the future energy needs and environmental challenges. Therefore, the transport policies and investments of many developed countries focus on promoting a rail-oriented network, which eventually leads to a modal shift.

KR is striving to foster an era of railway renaissance that will become a mainstream in the 21st century. In pursuit of enhancing more sustainable mobility, it has encouraged the development of nationwide rail network since its inception in 2004. In particular, KR has achieved the following milestones: opening of the worlds fifth high speed line, electrification of major trunk lines, and construction of inter-city rail link in the Seoul metropolitan area.

Besides playing a vital role in meeting the challenges of growing mobility and competitiveness, KR is equipped with capabilities of shifting Korea as a logistics hub, linking trans-continental railways such as TKR, TCR, and TSR, and taking the lead in building a global rail network. As demonstrated by its Railways Make World a Better Place slogan, KR aims at becoming the leader in offering rail engineering and project management expertise adding a new chapter to the railway history.

In this rapidly changing world, we have reengineered our strategies for the transition to a sustainable growth, turning KR into a world leading company in the railway engineering. Thank you!
Chairman & CEO

Cho, Hyun Yong


We reach a speed beyond your wildest imagination


Speed up for your imagination

Whether it is for business or pleasure, railway offers unparalleled service and comfort on a journey. This mind-blowing journey takes you to anywhere in Korea providing the fast and reliable way to travel. Our rail network stretches across the Korean Peninsula, connecting the two Koreas, to anywhere in the world where you heart desires.



Yeongdong Line Electrification


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KRs Rail Network

We create a new meaning of two hours in Korea
By 2010, a path between Seoul and Busan will fit admirably into a two-hour time frame. Two high speed corridors (300km/h) interfacing with web-shaped existing lines on 6 SouthNorth and 6 East-West corridors ensure a fast and comfort way to travel across Korea.
Cost Savings Resulting from Rail Expansion Programme by 2015
(KRW Trillion)

60 50 40


Koreas rail expansion programme

Total length (3,374km3,816km) Market share for passenger transport (8%15%) Electrification (39.8%73.1%) & double-track (38.1%64.1%) Speeding up of trunk line (180km/h~200km/h) Expanded rail network for multi-modal freight transport Becoming a logistics hub in Northeast Asia Seoul ~ Busan: 2 hours 10 min. by 2010 Seoul ~ Gangneung: 1 hour 39 min. by 2014 Busan ~ Gangneung section on the East Coast corridor by 2016 Seoul ~ Mokpo: 1 hour 46 min. I KR Projects Progress & Completion I
Jochiwon Boryeong

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Accidents, air pollution, etc.



Travel time

Cheorwon Munsan Chuncheon

Sokcho Gangneung Donghae

Seoul Incheon Poseung

Jecheon Wonju



3 projects Incl. 1st phase of Gyeongbu HSL from Seoul to Daegu


Daejeon Daegu Iksan




5 projects Incl. multi-track & electrification of the Byeongjeom~Cheonan section of the Seoul-Busan corridor 3 projects Incl. railway traffic control center
2 HSL Corridors


Ulsan Samnangjin Masan Ulsan

Gwangju Suncheon

Jinju Yeosu




07 Incl. 1st phase of Incheon Intl Airport line

5 projects

6 East-West Corridors 6 North-South Corridors


Korea fulfills a high speed dream, redrawing a map of Korea

The high speed lines crisscrossing this country are pushing the range of Seouls suburbs. At a speed of 300 km/h, it connects Seoul to Busan in 2 hours and 10 minutes by 2010, and Seoul to Mokpo in 1 hour and 46 minutes by 2017. KR embraces its responsibility to the public and society by building a faster and reliable railway.

High speed rail construction to enrich all aspects of the Korean life
The 2nd Phase of the Gyeongbu HSL Project A new line construction: Daegu~Busan (124.2 km) A new cross-city lines in Daejeon & Daegu (43 km) Seoul~Busan travel time: 2 hours and 10 min.

The Honam HSL Project A new line construction: Osong~Mokpo (231km) Seoul~Mokpo travel time: 1 hour and 46 min. Osong~Mokpo travel time: 60 min.

1st phase project completion Sharing the existing track 2nd phase project completion

1st phase project completion Sharing the existing track 2nd phase project completion 46 min. 121.8km


34 min. Cheonan 34 min. 96.3km 96.3km


59 min. 165.6km

50 min. 159.8km


50 min. 159.8km

1 hour and 31 min. 288.1km

Daegu Gyeongju


1 hour and 13 min. 211.3km

1 hour and 39 min. 292.4km

1 hour and 47 min. 336.9km


1 hour and 25 min. 253.5km


1 hour and 41 min. 304.3km

2 hours and 40 min. 409.8km


2 hours and 10 min. 418.7km


1 hour and 46 min. 352.7km


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Pungse HSL Bridge

High speed railway construction



Bukhangang Bridge Construction Site on the Jungang Line


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Conventional Intercity & Urban Rail Network Building

We build a track for everyone moving fast and pleasant
The construction of 12 trunk lines and commuter lines allows the safe and efficient traffic of people and the fast and economical flows of goods.

Intercity rail network ramps up its competitive edge

Linkages between 2 HSL and intercity rail network Gyeongbu HSL: Double-track electrification in Cheonan~Onyang Oncheon~Sinchang, Samnangjin~Jinju, & Ulsan~Pohang sections Honam HSL: Double-track electrification in Jeolla line, Boseong~Imseong-ri & Iksan~Daeya sections Regional rail construction for local economic growth and inter-area cooperation 9 projects incl. Seongnam~Yeoju double-track electrified line, Pohang~Samcheok line & Sintan-ri~ Cheorwon line restoration Capacity improvement by line upgrading Janghang line upgrading, double-track electrification in Gyeongchun line & Deokso~Wonju section Public-private partnership projects for public mobility BTO: Incheon international airport line, Sinbundang double-track electrification BLT: Double-track electrification of Jeolla line (Iksan-Shinri section), Sosa~Wonsi section, and Samryangjin~Jinju section (3 sites) Freight rail construction to serve industrial complex 5 projects incl. Busan new port line & Gunjang harbor line
Before After

Rail Usage Trends before/after the Opening of the Urban Rail System
(Number of passengers)

Cheongnyangni~ Deokso



Before After

Urban rail network connects neighboring cities

Seoul Metropolitan Areas 4 double-track electrification projects incl. Yongsan~Munsan, Cheongnyangni~Deokso, and Uijeongbu~ Soyosan sections in the Northeast corridor 3 double-track electrification projects for Wangsimni~ Seonneung, Ori~Suwon, and Jeongja~Suwon sections in the South corridor 3 double-track electrification projects for Suwon~Incheon, Sosa~Daegok, and Ansan~ Cheongnyangni sections in the Southwest corridor Busan Metropolitan Areas 1 double-track electrification project for Busan~Ulsan section
50 Min. Suwon 33 Min. Ori 12 Min. Wangsimni Seonneung Suwon Incheon


Ideal transport service as a new paradigm for future mobility

We create a new paradigm by providing cutting-edge transit systems: eco-friendly Light Rail System and noise & vibration-free Magnetic Levitation System. KR seeks to create a prosperous and sustainable society through its environment-friendly rail construction and human-oriented technologies.
Advantages of Light Rail Project
Use & accumulate extensive rail construction experiences Use & upgrade the retained capability of project management

Light rail transit system

Light rail system provides a safe, efficient, and low cost means of public transportation which will create passengers amenities. KR takes a leading role in the light rail project owned by local authorities, having benefited from its extensive experiences and project management techniques in the fields of railway construction and engineering consulting.

Contribute to domestic technology development

Provide a cost-effective solution

Efficient & Cost-Effective Light Rail Construction

Riffle Effects of Commercial Maglev Operations
(KRW Hundred Million)

Project Management

Technical Support


System Engineering Quality & Safety Management Test & Commissioning


Urban magnetic levitation system (Maglev)

KR is moving forward with commercial Maglev operation project, taking part in the construction of a demonstration route. - The maglev system is designed to operate without a driver at the maximum speed of 110 km/h - It will run afloat on the airport ~Yongyu business & tourism district section


Overseas contracts

Domestic revenue

Production Inducement


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A smart alternative to serve future transportation




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Trans-Korea Railway & Overseas Rail Projects

KR stretches across the Korean Peninsula towards a bigger world
A lot of hard work went into an ambitious land bridge project to connect Busan and Mokpo to Western Europe via Munsan~ Sinuiju~Dandong by a rail link. KR, at the leading position in the global market, is making a key step towards the destination of reunification and new horizons.

Trans-Korea railway & North Korean rail modernization

Following the historic test run in May 2007, a regular schedule of cross-border freight service began on the reconnected west coast Gyeongui line from Munsan to Bongdong in December. KR is conducting the Trans-Korea railway project in an efficient manner by using the KR-PMIS for real-time information exchange.
Domun Namyang


Overseas rail construction projects

KR is making inroad into overseas railway markets including China, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. - Winning supervision contracts for the Harbin~Dalian HSR (904km) - Winning supervision contracts for the Suining~Chongqing test section and the Wuhan~Guangzhou passenger line - Linked at the top among Chinese railway construction supervision contractors in Dec. 2006 - Conducting joint feasibility studies on developing countries in collaboration with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) - Building the Trans-Asian railway as a logistic hub in Northeast Asia
Linking TKR/TSR aiming at developing an international corridor Signing the Trans-Asia Railway Agreement at the UN ESCAP Ministerial meeting in Nov. 2006
Janghang Dandong Sineuiju Guseong


Khasan Duman-river


Musan Najin


Hyesan Jipan Manpo Gilju Ganggye

Hamheong Jeongju Anju Gaecheon Gowon Suncheon Wonsan Pyeongyang Nampo Sepo Saliwon Jangyeon Haeju


Onjeongri Ganseong Sokcho Gangneung


Geumgok Cheorwon Gaeseong Munsan Sintanri Chuncheon



Samcheok Jecheon



Daejeon Gimcheon Iksan Dongdaegu Gyeongju Ulsan Pohang

Trans-Korea Railway (TKR)

The restoration of the TKR (Gyeongui, Gyeonwon, Mt. Geumgang, & Northern Donghae lines) is the first step to connect trans-continental railways like Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR), Trans-China Railway (TCR), and Trans-Manchuria Railway (TMR)
Changwon Songjeongri Gwangyang Mokpo




Achievements of Station Area Development

Indulge yourself to an emerging lifestyle inspired by the railwayoriented culture!

Ever-improving features of our station facilities are just waiting to become your living culture. Your day is free to enjoy the best journey time ever during station stops as the exciting new features offer a warm ambiance designed to enhance passenger comfort, convenient transfer, and rich culture.

Providing passenger amenities & stimulating local economic growth Securing railway investment funds from revenue generated by occupation charges Adding value to state property through more diversified land use Improving the operators revenue & profit by high demands on rail transport

Transit-oriented development at station areas

KR is committed to ongoing improvements at different locations from stations to trackside to constantly promote regional economy, improve passenger comfort, and satisfy increasing transportation demand.

Station Area Development Master Plan Following the feasibility studies, we have developed our priority station areas (Gwangmyeong HSR station, Hong Ik Univesity station & Gongdeok station on the Gyeongui line, and Songdo station on the Suin line), stably together with rapid progress of our rail construction projects. Gwangmyeong Multimodal Transit Facilities Development With transit-supportive land uses (including housing) it makes excellent opportunities for public-private partnerships to build transit facilities with a bus terminal. This development project will bring added vibrancy and economic activity, facilitated by the presence of public transit Hong Ik University St. Multimodal Transit Facilities Development In pursuit of passengers convenience and local economic development, we will provide multimodal transit facilities (incl. business and sales facilities), with double-track electrification of Youngsan~Munsan section already taking place on the Gyeongui line.

Station development to stimulate local economic development

We design state-of-the-art station facilities with sound architecture and design. Stations, evocative visual landmarks for the local community, will provide the town a cultural centre rather than just a commercial heart and become a source of local pride.


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Transit-oriented development at station areas




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Railway Facilities Management

An efficient facilities management by leading-edge management system
In pursuit of safe and efficient railway construction and facilities management, KR operates an integrated facilities management system in addition to an asset management system, and manages railway facilities in collaboration with KORAIL.

Development of railway asset management system

Following the thorough research on railway asset, KR created a Geographic Information System (GIS) based asset management system at a corporate level through information input into the computerized database, which allows to retrieve any information stored in the database.

System interface for facilities management

System interface with KORAIL, the train operator, sets out to enhance safe and efficient facilities management activities with corporate wide data roll-up. KR-KORAIL System Interface Structure


Railway Facilities Database

Maintenance history & information update Drawings, as-built drawings & relevant data Commissioned projects information


New Construction Facilities Information


Dimension & defect of new facilities Drawings, as-built drawings & relevant data


Clean run with nature

Our own path toward the harmony of human existence within the natural environment is the higher virtue and the higher aim. Rail system is the most environmentally friendly means possible to cut vehicle congestion and reduce air pollution and gas emission.


Youll feel closer to the nature as communicating with the earth




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Eco-friendly Railway
Traveling smart not fast without putting the nature second
Above all, let us be mindful that our future prosperity lies in the careful stewardship of the Earth. KR fosters a sustainable green future living in harmony with Mother Nature.
Environmental Costs by Traffic Volume
(KRW/Passenger-km) (KRW/tonne-km)



Green policy to determine rail routes

Environmental considerations are at the heart of the route selection with enhanced public participation to assess different opinions at the earliest stage of planning process through preparation of alternatives.
15.2 5.5 3.2




Railway construction guidelines for environmental stewardship

Through complete management, we minimize the adverse impact of the railway construction on air, water, and soil pollution, ecological systems, and living & social surroundings.

10.0 1.8

Air pollution Greenhouse gas


Green citizen committee and conflict management

To prevent and solve conflicts and complaints arising during the execution of construction projects, a green citizen committee with representation from a wide cross-section of residents and NGOs meets at a regular interval, in addition to public hearings, conflict review committee, and construction industry arbitration committee.

Best earth-friendly rail construction practices

- Holding public hearings & workshops to prevent environmental conflicts - Jointly conducting environment & ecological studies to minimize adverse impact - Monitoring & promoting environmental-friendly construction through post-evaluation - Introducing tunnel dust mitigation measures and sound barriers in residential areas - Installing crossing boxes for wild animals prior to railway opening - Mitigating vibration and noise by continuous welded rails, floating slabs, and ballast mats - Enforcing site environment standards to prevent water and soil pollution during construction


Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, we are fully committed to building a better railway.
Our technologies open up tremendous opportunities to construct an ideal railway, meeting requirements of an integrated quality, environmental & safety management system and thus providing our customers with pleasant and reliable services.
An International Management System Standard for Business Conduct

Reaching High Standards of Customer Care Compliance with prevailing global standards
The unprecedented adoption of the integrated quality, environmental & safety management system makes KR the leading corporation in public sector. - Building the integrated quality, environmental & safety management system (Jul. 2005) - Minimizing adverse impact by environmental impact assessment & study - Guaranteeing a required quality level through tests & inspections on a regular basis - Ensuring safety by regular safety checks and integrated test & commissioning prior to commercial operation - Operating a Safety Advisory Committee composed of out-sourced experts
Quality Management
ISO 9001

Safety as No. 1 concern

We ensure the safe traffic of trains along the lines by using different tools: CTC (centralized traffic control), SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), Automatic Displacement Measurement System, Seismic Monitoring System, and ATC (automatic train control) system.

Environmental Management
ISO 14001

Occupational Health & Safety Management

OHSAS 18001

Cutting-edge construction methods

Aerodynamic tunnel portal design, PSC box beam superstructure bridge, PSM (Precast Span Method), bridge superstructure rotation method, fully mechanized track-laying and renewal, Shield TBM, and so on.


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PSM : Precast Manufacturing Plant

Quality Environment Safety System




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Human-oriented Railway
Everyone must be happy in the railway space
Everyone in Korea has all the advantages of railway; this is the KRs dream. We will pay all the attention to every detail and not overlook any trivial inconvenience so that we can help those who hardly dare to use the public transportation to access to the railway system.
Expansion of passenger service facilities
Elevators and escalators at platforms

Guidance paths for the blind

Increase the service facilities for the handicapped and seniors

We have increased a number of service facilities, such as elevators, toilets and ticket offices exclusively for seniors and handicapped.

Additional fluting roof installation in rainfalls

Sound insulating wall installation

Service facilities with comfort and convenience

A nursing room for mothers and children, a mini-library and a computer lounge for those who have a long waiting time and drinking water fountains.

Best fit to the rail system with urban landscapes

A grade-separated crossing enables the areas surrounding a station connected to each other. We also build roads over or under the station to contribute to the revitalization of the city. The railway increases its roles as a medium of connection, not of disconnection.


Railway makes a long-awaited dream one step closer to reality


We make the world go around

Human technology, it makes our life more comfortable and prosperous. KR represents passionate professionals, cutting-edge technologies and systems. From basic technology to advanced technology and from a simple dream to a bigger dream, KRs relentless effort is opening a new way to a greater leap toward the world.


Human meets technology for the creation of new values

To manage multiple projects concurrently, KR tightly integrates dispersed fields at a corporate level based on System Engineering (SE) and Project Management (PM) techniques that are the powerful wings of KR with higher and further visions for the future.

SE (System Engineering)

Signaling Architecture

For successful opening of railway, KR ensures to have all the work done on time at a required quality level through System Engineering, Value Engineering (VE), Interface Management, and analysis of the reliability and safety. In such manners, it minimizes potential risks throughout project duration, preventing time or cost overrun.
Planning: work procedure set-up, detail plans and identification of clients requirements Designing: assurance of excellent design outcomes & prevention of the omission and duplication of clients demands for designs Completion: verification of test results of each construction stage & assurance of the integrated performance


Rolling stock

Planning Design Works




Test & Commissioning


Electric power Telecommunication

Power supply

PM (Project Management)
Project management technique has emerged an efficient means to achieve project goals, providing latest tools, and techniques of planning, integrating, and coordinating throughout entire project process. From a functional structure KR is moving towards a projectized one in which every project manager has the full authority and responsibility in a project-based matrix environment. In parallel with restructuring, KR EPMS and CPMS are innovation towards a total solution, ensuring effective program management.
EPMS: Enterprise Project Management System CPMS: Contract Project Management System

PM Construction Division Project Management WPL WPL Regional Engineering Offices Division

Project Management > PM Division Design & R&D > Engineering Division Construction Management > Regional Offices


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Technology of Integration and Enhancement




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Technology toward the Future

Railway construction with technologies to the future
KR is creating a new future with passion for the excellent railway construction. Key factors in our success are excellent designs and solutions for structures throughout their lifecycle as well as our efforts for flawless construction at site.
Cost Savings by Improvements
(KRW Hundred Million)


7,320 6,112

Design VE (Value Engineering )


Design VE is a system that studies the cost efficiency and feasibility on site from functional and substitutional perspectives as to secure essential functions for each life cycle of the facility. KR has produced significant outcomes of cost reduction and construction efficiency by design VE work guidelines and manuals as well as inhouse training for its employees.
Organizing a special team, with consistency and professionalism, exclusively responsible for designs CVS (certified value specialists) training Anticipatory effects: work efficiency and substantiality, cost reduction, high quality assurance





Improved by the performance of innovation assignment, design VE and suggestions from Employees and management

ICARUS, Real-Time Network Service

It is essential to establish precise and detailed train operation schedules to build efficient railway systems. ICARUS presents the ideal alternative plans and study of optimum of railway facilities through feasibility studies in operation schedules and operation simulations in the stage of basic designing and detail designing.
Application scope: Review and modification of alignment parameters (slopes and curvature of track) Application scope: Traction force calculation for each power car according to trackside conditions Application scope: Estimation of station scales, construction locations and operation time requirement Anticipatory effects: Providing information for ideal decision-making Anticipatory effects: Optimization of rail system planning Anticipatory effects: Ensuring technical competitiveness for high quality railway construction


Professionals with global visions make KR a leading company in the world

Men are the core of railway technology toward the world. More advanced railway system results from the sweat and efforts of our employees with professionalism and techniques.

KR Engineering Research Institute

KR Engineering Research Institute is actively involved with the investment of research and development for national projects. KR also operates customized technical support teams for more investment in research and technology improvement. It is operated as an organization to assure exclusively railway technology competitiveness. Progress results of KR Engineering Research Institute
Support of on-site techniques

KR Academy for future global leaders

KR operates 6 in-house academies for intensive trainings for KRs professionals to be world-class railway specialists.
PE Academy

Systematic training for professional engineers - 9 courses including civil structural engineering Courses for internationally qualified quality assurance specialists - Quality Management, Environment Management and Occupational Health & Safety

Academic support and technical exchanges Registration of intellectual property rights for research outcomes Introduction and revitalization of new technology and methods Participation in national R&D projects Development of futuregeneration railway technology

Training for project management Project professionals (PMP) Management On-the-job training for certified Academy PMPs Training for management innovation specialists - MI and other 4 courses
Management Innovation Academy

QM Academy

6-Division Academy
KR Academy Win-win Cooperation Academy

MBA course for higher management - Railway system, leadership, high-techs

Collaborative efforts with our contractors to remain competitive in the rail industry - Courses for contractors' ethics online program, open innovation, CPMS, etc.

MOU with industrial, academic and research organizations

KR has agreed upon memoranda of understanding with 13 universities and research institutes and organized partnership networks to accelerate the development of technology. (MOUs with 8 universities and 5 research institutes)


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Bridge Construction by MSS (Movable Scaffolding System)

Research, Development, and Training


KR makes your imagination come true

The innovation of KR is the endless passion for clients and the people. Indeed, it exerts all efforts to achieve management innovation by reforming the inefficient structure, building ERP system, embracing corporate social responsibilities, and satisfying customers. In order to turn todays imagination into tomorrows real life, we will continuously put all of our efforts to develop new technology and take our big steps to be a world-best railway company.


KR makes your imagination come true




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Open Management, Future Innovation

Self-innovation is the key to be a global leader
KR is pursuing relentless efforts and dreams for a more prosperous and convenient world. As a stepping stone to become a global leader, it has successfully implemented a variety of innovative tools such as 6 Sigma principles and the enterprise resource planning system.
New Principles for Management Innovation
Since the year 2007
Open management including elevation of innovation, innovation leadership, customer values

Open innovation management to bring a new paradigm

We are successfully realizing the global-best practice through enhanced work process (6 Sigma & Design Value Engineering), in-house academy to retain competitive human resource, and innovative infrastructure like management innovation & BSC evaluation system. Furthermore, our innovative approach to an open management will create a new value and win-win situations for our customers.

Year of 2006; 6 stages of innovation level

Continuous production of innovation outcomes

Year of 2005; 5 stages of innovation level

Full-scale action of innovation through constitution and systemization

Enterprise Resource Planning System

KR has introduced Enterprise Resource Planning which integrates all the work fields including strategy management, human resource, financing, assets and construction projects, in order to establish the foundation of work standardization and continuous drives for innovation. It has also implemented the PMS to support cooperative structure and harmonious work flows from the head office to construction sites.

Awards History
Korea Management Innovation Award 2006~2007 Reached the 6 sigma level 2006 President's Award for Management Excellence Korea Management Quality Award 2007 Management Quality, Customer Satisfection, and Management Innovation Awards 2006 Best Management Award in the public sector

2007 Won the Best Suggestion Prize at the Small Group's Activities Competition of the KSSA (Korea Suggestion System Association)


KR is creating a society where everyone lives along

We respect diverse demands of our customers and create new values in customer service. While using feedbacks from our customers to improve work process, we comply with customer satisfaction manuals and implement proactive customer satisfaction management which enhances the CS (customer satisfaction) capability of all employees by means of internal CS training.
Ethics Standards Structure
Ethics charters Ethics codes

Operation regulations of integrity ombudsman

Good partner with customers

We respect diverse demands of our customers and create new values in customer service. While using feedbacks from our customers to improve work process, we comply with customer satisfaction manuals and implement proactive customer satisfaction management which enhances the CS (customer satisfaction) capability of all employees by means of internal CS training.

Management's Codes of Conduct Administration guides for public benefit reports

10 codes of conduct for KR integrity obligation Ethical management codes of conducts

Ethics management aiming for an open society

Special conditions in transparent contracts with suppliers and contractors

KR established the foundation of ethics management through; Evaluation on corruption impacts which fundamentally prevents the possibility of any corruption in the organization Transparent contract ombudsman system to root open and ethics management KR Round-off mentoring system to improve ethics management. Integrity index from National Integrity Commission
7.86 8.82 8.68

Ethics Management Conducts

Ethics management campaign Conferences on win-win strategies with suppliers and contractors Reformation of the system to root ethics management Signing of the UN Global Compacts




Scores out of 10


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Customer Satisfaction, Ethics Management




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Realization of Social Contribution

Connecting with the societies is how we move forward
KR invests its human resources in inspirational and innovative programs that serve the societies in which we work and live.
Six execution strategies
Raising fund

Commitment to bettering the societies in meaningful ways

Philanthropy with a focus Our community involvement is primarily targeted in areas adjacent to railways where we have a business presence. - Improving playgrounds and tutoring after school with a focus on the welfare of children, and donating briquette to in-need populations

Support of neglected neighbors

Together with local societies

Six execution strategies

Education & culture love Environment keeper Public sector cooperation

Good neighbors in the communities Serving a wide range of needs, KR employees are contributing their experience and talents. - Planting trees, volunteering for rural communities, building and repairing houses of underserved people, and organizing camps and recreation programs

CEO and members will to participate Participation of KRs service-specific personnel

Connecting diverse employee base to local volunteer opportunities KR creates many opportunities for its employees, friends and families to participate in charitable events. - Participating in charitable initiatives such as food drives/banks and donation

Creation of social contribution achievements agreed by people

Charity-corporate partnership We take part in volunteer projects though a charity-corporate partnership specifically designed for a win-win situation, while simultaneously contributing to the improvement of our communities. - Donating blood, helping disabled people, hosting a food drive, and cleaning park




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KR, a significant landmark over the century, will shift the railway transportation paradigm for the 21st century.
Dec. 2007 Opened a partial segment of Janghang line after upgrading Nov. 2007 Han riverbed tunnel breakthrough on Wangsimni ~ Seolleung section Jul. 2007 Ranked number 1 for consecutive 3 years in Korea Management Assessment Mar. 2007 Opened the 1st phase of Incheon international airport line Mar. 2007 Announced KRs New Visions 2010Global railway engineering and professional project management public company Feb. 2007 Reorganized the company structure aiming for core capability (matrix structure, system engineering) Dec. 2006 Selected as a construction company for a test section of urban magnetic levitation transit system (Awarded the grand prize in Korea Management Award) Dec. 2006 Completed electrification of all sections of Gyeongbu Line Aug. 2006 Ranked at the top among construction supervision contractors (Regarding the Chinese railway project) Mar. 2006 Finalized construction plans for a nationwide rail network Feb. 2006 Incorporated ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning System) into company portal, RANIS Jan. 2006 Reorganized the company focusing on project management Jul. 2005 Certified for management system in quality environmentoccupational health & safety Jun. 2005 First supervision contract winning in China; first overseas rail project in 106 years of the Korean railway history Jul. 2004 Introduced 6 Sigma for the first time among public companies Apr. 2004 Commenced revenue service of the 1st phase of Gyeongbu High Speed Line

Mar. 2004 Completed double-track electrification of Homan Line Jan. 2004 Launched Korea Rail Network Authority (KR) Merged KNR (Korea National Railroad)s construction department and KHRC (Korea High Speed Railway Construction Authority) Jul. 2003 Established and announced the Railway Industry Development Act and Korea Rail Network Authority Act Mar. 2001 Launched the electrification of Honam Line Dec. 2000 Joined International Union of Railways (UIC) Jan. 2000 Renamed to KNR Construction Department Dec. 1999 Commenced test operation on KTX Sep. 1999 Held the 100th anniversary of Korean railway history Mar. 1992 Registered and inaugurated Korea High Speed Rail Construction Authority Mar. 1991 Inaugurated High Speed Rail Planning Commission Nov. 1984 Conducted the feasibility study on Gyeongbu High Speed Railconstruction Sep. 1963 Reformed Rail Construction Bureau of Ministry of Transportation to Construction Department of Korea National Railroad Apr. 1942 Commenced the revenue service on Jungang Line (Cheongryangni ~ Gyeongju) Aug. 1931 Commenced Janghang Line (Cheonan ~ Janghang) Jul. 1931 Commenced the revenue service on Mt. Geungang line (Cheorwon ~ Naegeumgang) Sep. 1925 Completed Seoul Station Jan. 1914 Commenced Honam Line (Daejeon ~ Mokpo) and Gyeongwon Line (Yongsan ~ Wonsan) Apr. 1906 Commenced Gyeongeui Line (Seoul ~ Shineuijoo) Jan. 1905 Commenced Gyeongbu Line (Seoul ~ Busan) Sep. 1899 Commenced Gyeongin Line (Jemoolpo ~ Noryangjin)



KR is your company with more visions to achieve

Dreaming to be a global leader
KR is aiming to improve railway construction and facility management to the world-class.
MISSION Rail network to open a prosperous and convenient world

Enhancing KRs Competitiveness - Railway engineering & PM

KR is targeting to enhance system engineering and project management in order to leap forward to the world as a driving force of consistent development.

2010 VISION Global railway engineering & professional PM public enterprise

Professional railway institute creating the Blue Ocean in the railway industry
Building a win-win system with private enterprises will establish KRs higher reputation as a professional railway institute which executes national projects.

KRs Main Projects

High speed rail, conventional intercity rail, commuter rail, Trans-Korea railway, Northeast Asia railway network and overseas railway construction projects Railway improvement projects including straight tracks, double tracks and electrification lines Public-private partnership, maglev transit system projects and light rail transit system projects Railway facilities maintenance(material procurement and supervision) and facility asset management Technical development and management and supports on rail facilities Transit-oriented development and operation at all station areas and trackside Safety management and execution of natural disaster measures Railway engineering, railway construction consulting and IT related projects

Rail Total Solution Provider Rail Engineering & Professional PM Institute Knowledge-based public enterprise

Phase 3 (grow and development) Creation of new rail Blue Ocean to obtain a win-win situation with private sectors Realization of world-leading professional enterprise with global services

Phase 2 (take-off) Centralization and high-leveled core capabilities Diversification of business fields to light rail transit system, PPP projects and overseas projects

Phase 1 (enhancing capability) Core capability - technology development Expansion of rail infrastructure & foundation of advanced facility management

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