KRRI was launched with commitment to shape the nation’s railway transport systems while strengthening its competitiveness in the global railway industry. As the nation’s backbone research body for the railway technology, KRRI will be constantly seeking innovative technologies and policies to better serve the people and nation with improved railway systems.
More information: http://www.krri.re.kr/krri_2008/institute/mission/index.html
Projects / Activities
- Vehicle & Track
- Railway Structure
- Electric Power Supply
- Rail Environments
- Train Controls and Communication
- Vehicle Dynamics and Propulsion Systems
- Railway Transport and Logistics
KRRI has seen a success in its developments of 350km/h high speed rail ’HSR-350x’, light rail transit ’K-AGT’, tilting train ’TTX’ and standardized urban transit with its information system for maintenance. These technology developments are expected of their applications in the local market while their technology expansions are underway overseas as well.
KRRI is also in process of developing 400km/h high speed EMU, ultra high speed train, reducing the nation’s logistics costs with set-up of a logistics & transportation system, developing sustainable green transportation with low carbon emissions and of connecting trans-Korean and intercontinental rail networks to realize a borderless economic bloc in the ’Eurasia-Pacific’ Era.
Prospective Strategic Research
- Strategic Railway
- Ultra High-Speed Trains
- Trans Korean and Transcontinental Railway
- Rail Industry Promotion
As an internationally certified testing center, Korea Railroad Research Institute is equipped with some 350 units of advanced railway testing facilities in 6 laboratory buildings that stretch 60,230m2 to conduct highly sophisticated testing and assessment on railway-related gears, rolling stock performance and diagnosis to ensure railway safety.
The state-of-the-art lineup of railway facilities helps KRRI perform highly efficient tests and certification on railway gears and components. We believe that our job well done in the field will ultimately reduce rail-related accidents and casualties for the sake of the three key factors – people, vehicles and the environment.
All contacts can be found at the following link: http://www.krri.re.kr/krri_2008/Contac/index.html