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Korea - Korean national railroad : review of operational efficiency (English)

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Title Korea - Korean national railroad : review of operational efficiency (English)
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Material Type Reports
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World Bank (WB)

Date 1987
Language English
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Subject Territorial Development < Transport/Logistics

Abstract

While the Korean National Railroad (KNR) is an efficient railway in many aspects and in terms of its performance relative to its methods of operation and maintenance, and to many other railways in the world, there are some areas where KNR's level of technology... See More +, standards and facilities could be raised, with substantial benefits in operating and maintenance costs, overall level of service, and financial viability. This report reviews the operational efficiency of the Korean National Railroad (KNR) regarding (a) train operations in the Seoul-Pusan corridor, (b) unprofitable coal train operations, and (c) maintenance and utilization of diesel and electric locomotives and other rolling stock. It also examines the need for organizational and management improvements. Lastly, the report makes various recommendations to correct any existing inefficiencies or problems.