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AI Technology Used to Check Rail Tracks

AI Technology Used to Check Rail Tracks

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea Railroad Corporation or Korail, the country’s national railroad operator, announced that it has successfully created a system that alerts railway workers to bird’s nests on the tracks by transmitting relevant data to workers. According to Korail, the new system, based on artificial intelligence, can identify a magpie’s nest [...]

South Korea to Use Smart Technology for Rail Safety

South Korea to Use Smart Technology for Rail Safety

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government will use cutting-edge technology such as drones and the Internet of Things to improve the safety of the nation’s railway network. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has introduced a comprehensive white paper outlining technology projects over the next ten years, including the installation of [...]

Korail Unveils Day Trip Tickets from Seoul to Pyeongchang for Winter Olympics

Korail Unveils Day Trip Tickets from Seoul to Pyeongchang for Winter Olympics

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Amidst reports that prices of local accommodations are skyrocketing, South Koreans will now have the option of making a day trip to the Winter Games for a mere 33,000 won thanks to special Olympics ticket deals announced by South Korea’s railroad operator. The tickets, called the “Pyeongchang 2018 Winter [...]

KORAIL to Upgrade Services for Foreigners Using Train Passes

KORAIL to Upgrade Services for Foreigners Using Train Passes

DAEJEON, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The national train operator KORAIL said Monday it will upgrade its foreigners-exclusive train pass system starting next month by simplifying prices and purchases. Korail passes were priced differently depending on when foreign users entered South Korea. The valid period of the passes also differed according to entry dates. KORAIL [...]

More Korean Inter-City Trains to Become Automatic

More Korean Inter-City Trains to Become Automatic

DAEJEON, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail), Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI), and Hyundai Rotem signed a Memorandum of Understanding Tuesday for further implementation of an automatic train operation (ATO) system for Korea’s inter-city trains.  Implementing the system will require two major improvements: reforming the train control platform and the railway [...]