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Railway Operator to Use Big Data Technology to Stop Fare Evasion

Railway Operator to Use Big Data Technology to Stop Fare Evasion

DAEJEON, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s railway operator introduced a new system on Friday that uses big data technology to prevent fare evasion. Korea Railroad Corp. (KORAIL)’s new system analyses the list of tickets issued to identify illegal subway rides. The system will primarily be used to crack down on the abuse of [...]

IT Technology Allows for Safer Shunting of Railway Vehicles

IT Technology Allows for Safer Shunting of Railway Vehicles

DAEJEON, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — IT technology will now be applied to tasks connecting or detaching railway vehicles to increase safety of the workers. South Korea’s state-run railway operator Korea Railroad Corp. (Korail) introduced the new remote-control shunting system at Daejeon Marshalling Yard on Thursday, a system which allows locomotives to be controlled from [...]

South Korean City, French Company Eye Eurasia Railway Project to Connect 2 Koreas

South Korean City, French Company Eye Eurasia Railway Project to Connect 2 Koreas

GWANGMYEONG, South Korea, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean city of Gwangmyeong, just south of Seoul, said Monday it will sign a memorandum of understanding with French national railway company SNCF this year to implement a Eurasia railway project to connect South and North Korea by rail to Europe. Former French Minister for [...]

Railroad Employees Return to Work After 74-Day Walkout

Railroad Employees Return to Work After 74-Day Walkout

DAEJEON, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s unionized railway workers will end their 74-day-long strike and return to work Friday, while vowing to continue their protest against the implementation of a performance-based pay system.  The Korean Railway Workers’ Union said it will end the walkout as of 2 p.m., concluding its longest-ever railway strike [...]

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 [...]