“Railway workplaces are scattered across the country and involve a lot of manual work, so they are always exposed to risk.
We are pursuing digital transformation, scientific maintenance, and establishment of a preventive safety system based on the Internet of Things (IoT).
This is a method of minimizing human work and replacing it with mechanization. 카지노사이트랭크
We plan to develop an ‘autonomous driving inspection robot’ that can check track conditions in places where train operation is difficult or worker access is dangerous due to typhoons or heavy rain, and will be deployed in the first half of next year. Through CBM
the status or conditions of the facility can be identified and real-time repairs can be performed to prevent risks in advance.
By 2026, 5 trillion won will be invested in replacing old vehicles and improving facilities, and 1 trillion won in cutting-edge technology.
We are also focusing on improving organizational culture. Ultimately, this is to ensure accurate work processing by the person who is the final checker and to reduce human errors.
Even if it takes time, it is important to find the root cause and make improvements.”
“The number of railroad operators has increased. KORAIL, Korea National Railroad Corporation, and six urban railways established light rail operators, and GTX and others appeared.
Future transportation methods such as drones and autonomous driving are changing industries and daily life. We plan to utilize cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) for customer service and maintenance.
It is believed that new railway policies will be established in line with environmental changes.”
-Following the separation of upper and lower classes in 2002, a second railroad structural reform is being discussed.
“KORAIL believes that it is desirable for railway safety that operation and maintenance go hand in hand
while the construction side insists on the need to unify management of facilities. Maintenance is complex and labor-intensive.
Therefore, facility completeness is important. If you construct it properly so that less work is required during construction, the cost burden will be reduced.
The government seems to believe that the current law is insufficient to cover the emergence of various railway operators.
This is not a discussion on structural reform, as it raises issues about KORAIL, rather than the operator, taking charge of maintenance of the GTX and Jinjeop Line.
It is not important who is in charge of railway facility maintenance or control, but the key is which organization can operate it in the safest manner.
Thorough preparation for the Serious Accident ActImmediate repairs according to facility situation and conditionsDriving inspection robot to be deployed in the first half of next yearInvestment of KRW 6 trillion,
including replacement of old vehicles within 3 years260,000 KTX users per dayIncreased operating area
strengthened transfer systemAccelerated implementation of development projects near stationsAchieved operating surplus by 2024 I willLeaping forward as a comprehensive mobility companyResolving all schedules with one ‘Korail Talk’Expansion of mobile office and robot technology, etc.
New standard for railways Leading the way in ‘creating’ innovation-Labor-management relations are unstable, with a strike occurring just about a month after taking office.
“With an open mind, we are trying to establish rational labor-management relations based on laws and principles. Unions are also changing.
As the number of MZ generation union members increases, they try not to break the law during industrial action and express their personal opinions more.
The company is also actively pursuing improvements to its personnel system and working environment to reflect this.
We will strive to prevent a situation where labor-management relations go to extremes.”
-The union is concerned about railroad privatization.
“The government has stated several times that it has no plans for privatization. There is a difference in perspectives between labor and management.
I think it is a concern about private participation in KORAIL’s high-speed vehicle inspection or transfer of control and maintenance.
It is pointed out that the request for transfer of control reflects the pursuit of profit as the operator is in charge of control, and that this may result in neglect of safety. I’m not going to say that technically only we can do it.
What is important is that (we) must do well and be competitive. Government policies may change
but KORAIL can continue to take charge if its capabilities are recognized. It is important to have solid capabilities.”
– Announced plans to achieve an operating surplus next year.
“Electricity bills, which were 400 billion won by 2021, have risen to 600 billion won this year, and various costs such as labor costs and commissions have increased, so the conditions are not easy.
Improving operating balance is a desperate task. Recently, the number of KTX daily users has increased to 260,000, and the number of cumulative users has exceeded 1 billion as of August
showing a strong passenger business. Starting at the end of the year, the Jungang Line and Central Inland Line will be extended, and the KTX service area will be further expanded to the Gyeongjeon Line and Donghae Line next year.
We plan to actively promote the strengthening of transfer convenience between regular trains and KTX and the development of areas near stations.
In particular, next year marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the KTX, and we will make it the starting point for a new leap forward for KORAIL by achieving an operating surplus.”
-There is a lot of interest in overseas projects such as Ukraine reconstruction.
“Korea-Ukraine signed a railway business agreement and decided to participate in the reconstruction project.
We have a new opportunity to enter the railway business of Eastern European countries.
There have been limitations in the export of used railway vehicles, technology transfer, and consulting
but with the reconstruction of Ukraine, the company has been able to advance into the vehicle depot and central control center construction business.
We plan to expand overseas sales from 20 billion won this year to 100 billion won after 2026.
Operation and maintenance projects for the Philippine Metro and Tanzania General Railway are also being promoted.
As the chair organization of the Asia-Pacific region of the International Union of Railways (UIC)
we have built a global human network by carrying out railway training projects in over 60 countries for 17 years, which is becoming the basis for our overseas expansion.”